DRBA Approves New Fare Schedule for Cape May-Lewes Ferry

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A new fare schedule has been approved for the Cape May-Lewes Ferry (CMLF) during the DRBA’s monthly meeting. The ferry rate schedule will go into effect on April 1st. The new ferry rates are designed to improve farebox recovery, decrease the cost for families over time and offer preferential treatment for multi-trip customers – an…

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DRBA Commission Adopts 2024 Capital Improvement Program

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In order to improve vital infrastructure in Delaware and New Jersey, the Delaware River and Bay Authority Commission has adopted the 2024 Capital Improvement Program. The Five-Year Strategic Plan contains one hundred and twenty major capital projects at several locations including at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry (CMLF) and serves as a planning tool for long-term…

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Cape May-Lewes Ferry Registers 50-millionth Passenger

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Around 11am this morning, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry registered its 50-millionth passenger – at the Lewes Ferry terminal. DRBA Officials say Zach Kaltenbach, of Millsboro, but originally from Long Beach Island, NJ purchased a ticket for the 11:15am departure for Cape May aboard the M-V New Jersey. Kaltenbach, his girlfriend and 2 daughters were presented…

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Final Phase of DE Memorial Bridge Deck Project Underway

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The final phase of the Delaware Memorial Bridge Deck project is now underway! Two right lanes on the New Jersey bound span are closed for about two months – until just be for the Thanksgiving holidays and the bypass lane for northbound traffic on the Delaware bound span is now open. This final phase will…

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Work on NJ-bound Span of DE Memorial Bridge Begins Again Next Week

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Phase 3 of construction work on the Delaware Memorial Bridge will begin in September. Beginning Labor Day night through September 8th, construction crews will work to establish a bypass lane on the Delaware-bound span of the bridge. While this is being done – the two left lanes will be closed from 9p to 6a and…

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Avelo Airlines Adds 8 New Destinations from Wilmington Airport

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They’ve only been at the Wilmington Airport since February, but Avelo Airlines has added 8 new non-stop destinations – and not all to Florida! This week the airline added additional destinations in North and South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee – as well as the five Florida destinations.

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2nd Phase of DE Memorial Bridge Deck Project Winding Down

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Demobilization efforts of the second phase of the rehab project on the New Jersey span of the Delaware Memorial Bridge will begin on Tuesday. All lanes are expected to reopen before the Memorial Day weekend. Once the demobilization effort on the New Jersey bound span is complete – work will shift to the Delaware bound…

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DRBA Commission Elects Chairman, Vice Chairman

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Samuel E. Lathem of Bear, Delaware and James N. Hogan of Franklinville, New Jersey, at the bi-state agency’s monthly meeting today were sworn-in to Delaware River & Bay Authority leadership posts. The leadership posts held by Chairman Lathem and Vice Chairman Hogan rotate between the States of Delaware and New Jersey every two years. Additional…

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Commercial Air Service Returns to Delaware

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Commercial air service returns to Delaware! Beginning Wednesday, Avelo Airlines will fly from the Wilmington Airport with nonstop flights to five Florida destinations. Delaware is the only state without commercial air service – Avelo’s first flight – bound for Orlando – will depart at 10am on Wednesday. Other Florida destinations are West Palm Beach, Fort…

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Delaware Memorial Bridge Rehab Project Begins Tonight

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Construction work to prepare for the first phase of a major rehab of the driving surface of the New Jersey bound span of the Delaware Memorial Bridge will begin late tonight. Beginning at night on September 5 and continuing through September 9, construction crews will be working to establish the bypass lane on the Delaware…

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Ferry Upgrades Detailed In DRBA Capital Improvement Plan

The MV New Jersey of the Cape May - Lewes Ferry in drydock (photo courtesy of Delaware River and Bay Authority)
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Several infrastructure-related projects at the Cape May – Lewes Ferry are addressed in the Delaware River and Bay Authority’s 2022 Capital Improvement Program and Five-Year Strategic Plan. The program would fund annual vessel maintenance and dry-docking as well as the periodic replacement of motors. Also, a master plan would be updated to start the process…

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Ridership Rebounds On The Cape May – Lewes Ferry In 2021

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Ridership on the Cape May – Lewes Ferry reboundded during the busiest months of 2021, compared to 2020. According to a Delaware River and Bay Authority report, more than half-a-million passengers rode the ferry between May and October, and 171,600 vehicles also made the crossing. Numbers are also showing a very strong September and October.…

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Cape May – Lewes Ferry A Big Boost To Local Economy, Report Says

Cape May terminal of the Cape May - Lewes Ferry (photo courtesy, Delaware River and Bay Authority)
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The Cape May – Lewes Ferry does more than transport travelers, vehicles and cyclists across Delaware Bay. It’s also an important economic driving force, according to a study released by its operators, the Delaware River and Bay Authority. An independent consulting group’s analysis indicates that the ferry’s operations and activities contribute to 4,130 jobs, $152-million…

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Cape May – Lewes Ferry Contemplates New Vessel

Cape May terminal of the Cape May - Lewes Ferry (photo courtesy, Delaware River and Bay Authority)
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The Delaware River and Bay Authority is working with an engineering firm to review and revise the Cape May – Lewes Ferry’s 13-year-old Master Plan. The project will also result in the design concept for a new vessel for the fleet. The existing ferry vessels will be thoroughly assessed as Seattle-based Elliott Bay Design Group…

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Drop In Ferry, Bridge Traffic Reflected In DRBA Budget

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The Delaware River and Bay Authority has adopted its operating budgets heading into 2021, cutting proposed spending by nearly two-percent. The COVID-19 pandemic has had what’s called a significant negative impact on revenues for the agency, which operates the Cape May – Lewes Ferry, the Delaware Memorial Bridge, and associated police and services. Traffic was…

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