November 2017

All meetings are open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held in the WILMAPCO Conference Room.

November 9, 10 a.m.

November 9, 1 p.m.

November 9, 6:30 p.m.

November 16, 10 a.m.

WILMAPCO closed for Thanksgiving
November 23 & 24

In case of inclement weather, please call (302) 737-6205, or toll free from Cecil County at (888) 808-7088 for cancellations or postponements.

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Transportation news and events from the
Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO). 
SR10SR 41, 48 and SR 7 Committee 
WILMAPCO has convened a special committee to study and make recommendations regarding truck traffic and freight movements along SR 41, SR 48 and SR 7. Due to the large number of recommendations received by both the committee and the public, an extra meeting in November has been added.  The committee will meet on Wednesday, November 8 and 29 at 6 p.m., at Cooke Elementary School, 2025 Graves Road in Hockessin.  To learn more, please visit .
W2SWILMAPCO Walk to School Events
October is Walk to School Month and WILMAPCO helped coordinate several events including a Walk to School Day at Stubbs Elementary in Wilmington.  During the event, students were greeted by Tropo (the Air Quality Partnership mascot) and Willy (the DelDOT mascot) with high fives and fun prizes.  WILMAPCO also helped coordinate a great Walk to School event at Downes Elementary School in Newark where parents parked at a local park and walked with students to school. In addition, WILMAPCO helped to arrange a Safety Rodeo, in partnership with Safe Kids NCC, at Eisenberg Elementary School where students experienced a variety of safety stations.  To learn more, please visit

Local News
RASCLDelaware Resilient and Sustainable Communities Summit
The Delaware Resilient and Sustainable Communities League (RASCL) is hosting its first summit on November 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Delaware Technical School Del-One Conference Center in Dover. The day will feature plenary and panel sessions with local experts that will address the community-building aspects of resiliency .  To learn more or to register, please visit   
DEAPA2017 Delaware APA Annual Meeting
The Delaware Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, November 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Buena Vista Conference Center.  The event includes 4.5 Certification Maintenance (CM) credits, lunch, and socializing.  The agenda includes a panel discussion on planning in Wilmington and New Castle County and an ethics skit. The Registration deadline is Thursday, October 26, 2017.  For more information or to reigster, please visit .
EPAEPA Diesel Grant to Upgrade School Buses in Delaware 
According to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) release, "The U.S EPA announced a $224,165 Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grant to support the replacement of school buses that serve children across the state of Delaware. The grant to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) will be used to replace nine older diesel school buses with two new clean diesel buses and seven new propane-powered models. EPA estimates that lifetime emission reductions from these upgrades will include 57.2 tons of nitrogen oxide, 7.2 tons of particulate matter, nine tons of hydrocarbons and 11.8 tons of carbon monoxide."  For more information, please visit  
DARTDART Clean Commute Challenge
DART First State showed their green side by holding their first annual DART Clean Commute Challenge. This statewide challenge encouraged DART employees to try a clean commute for just one day. To gear up for the challenge, RideShare Delaware hosted "Pledge Days" at multiple DART locations. At the "Pledge Days," employees learned about the benefits of clean commuting, received details on the RideShare program, and pledged to take a clean commute. On designated "Try It Days," team members that followed through on their pledge were rewarded for their clean commute. To learn more, visit
National News
train AppMobile App Tracks Dangerous Drivers Near Schools
According to Streets Blog, " new app from the driving behavior analytics company Zendrive tracks driver behaviors like speeding, hard stops, and usage of mobile devices. Overall, Zendrive found that students at urban schools tend to be more exposed to dangerous driving behaviors."  To learn more, please visit .
ReportCardThe 2017 U.S. Report Card on Walking and Walkable Communities 
According to the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) newsletter, "The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance released the first comprehensive national assessment of walking and walkability in the United States. The Report Card assesses the extent to which the U.S. population and U.S. communities meet selected standards for participating in walking and providing physical and social supports for walking behavior."  To learn more, please visit
SelfdrivingSelf-driving vehicles legislation making headway in Congress 
According to MLive, "The U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee unanimously approved legislation to update current federal vehicle safety standards to incorporate self-driving vehicle technology. The House legislation includes language to allow the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration authority to approve additional exemptions for development and field testing of autonomous vehicles as long as safety standards are met."  To view the source article, please visit