Section B1.00 - Inter Departmental Organizations

B1.01 - Office of the Secretary

Provides leadership to DelDOT in the furtherance of the department mission and directs it towards the implementation of the vision for Delaware’s future that is outlined in the State Long-Range Plan for Transportation. This office coordinates and directs the overall activity of the Department of Transportation. It is the responsibility of the Secretary to assure that objectives are set and goals attained within the budgetary limitations set forth by the General Assembly.

The Key Objectives include:

  • Implement the State Long-Range Plan for Transportation
  • Ensure that reasonable transportation services and systems are provided to the citizens and visitors of Delaware and that these services and systems are maintained to an appropriate standard.
  • Provide the leadership for a diversified and well-trained transportation workforce.
  • Act as the spokesperson for Delaware’s transportation issues and assure that they are clearly communicated to the citizens of Delaware including its counties, communities, Executive and Legislative Branches, as well as Congress and various national/regional transportation organizations.

The Chief Engineer and the Assistant Director of Construction will communicate with the Office of the Secretary on matters concerning the Construction section.

The Audit Section performs both Internal and External Audit functions. All reviews are conducted in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP), Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) also known as the Yellow Book, and standards of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to ensure that all financial or performance reviews are conducted under consistent standards. All engagements consider Independence, Due Care, Continuing Professional Education, Supervision and Quality Control. There are two categories of audits, those financial in nature covered by External Audit, (indirect cost rate/pre-award/interim cost/final cost) and those that measure the performance of a program/project, covered by Internal Audit, (process/business practice/internal controls/procedural). All reviews consider the governmental (federal, state and local) laws, rules and regulations that govern the executed construction contracts, professional service agreements and other contractual obligations to vendors.

  • Audit Timelines:
    • Projects must be audited and closed in both the state and federal financial systems within 90 days of the end date recorded in the federal FMIS (Financial Management Information System). The Audit Section has one year after the last financial transaction date of a project before it is placed on the FIRE (Financial Integrity Review and Evaluation) report, where the Federal government can opt to remove Federal participation and de-obligate funding sources. We have three years from final payment language in the terms of contracts and agreements to request and review financial and support documentation for any charges to the project. All projects are reviewed and closed, regardless of amount or funding source(s). Each auditor is assigned an active (in-progress) project for full audit.
  • This review includes:
    • Attending the bid opening, pre-construction meeting, and progress meetings.
    • Conducting on-site audits, to include job poster reviews, wage/labor interviews and observation of construction activities.
    • Reviewing project support documentation, such as payrolls, material tickets, quantity books, vendor invoices, estimates, change orders, test results, inspection reports, diaries, etc.
    • Issuing interim reports annually, until project is final.
    • On average the Department closes fifty (50) projects annually in PPT (Project Payment Tracking). Ten (10) projects are selected randomly for full (100%) audit and a final cost audit report is issued.
  • The remaining projects are reviewed under a risk assessment basis, that:
    • Identifies, verifies and reconciles the total expenditures of a project by activity, vendor and program funding.
    • Identifies the number of vendors and sub-vendors, including DBE firms
    • Identifies and considers any prior concerns or issues with vendors.
    • Benchmarks final project to ensure that final cost, products and services are consistent with what was contracted.
    • Issues a risk assessment documenting the above steps and closes the project.
  • Contacting Audit for closeout
    • Currently we receive an email copy of the final acceptance letter, however, this doesn’t truly correlate to the final payment and is usually prior to traffic and utilities completing close out. Best practice would be for the construction project manager to complete the Final Task Payment Notification Form at the time of the semi-final estimate. Rather than entering the agreement and task number, the contractor name, project number and total number of estimates could be noted. The form could then be sent to the DOT Audit mailbox (su.ed.etats|tnemeganaMtiduA.TOD#su.ed.etats|tnemeganaMtiduA.TOD). Please note our Audit Plan for calendar years is based on the projects that closed in PPT (or that we are notified of during the prior calendar year) this is why knowing as soon as possible would help to keep us on schedule for timely project closeout.
  • The Audit Section is responsible for conducting the Internal and External Audit functions of the Department. These audits are completed to ensure that federal, state, and department guidelines are followed. Internal audit assignments are completed to ensure that divisions of the Department are in compliance with established internal policies, procedures, and practices. External audit assignments are completed to ensure that the Department is meeting established Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) regulations and requirements. External audits also ensure that the terms of Department issued construction and professional services contracts/agreements are being completed within the established financial parameters.
  • Example of External Audits include:
    • Pre-Award Audits/Risk Assessments
    • Indirect Cost (Overhead) Audits
    • Active Project Audits
    • Final Cost Audits
  • Construction Activities – The auditor will review the following (not all-inclusive):
    • Project Labor Provisions
    • Construction Diaries
    • Change Orders
    • Materials Documentation
    • Sub-Contractor Payments
    • Stored Materials
    • Advance Payments
  • Post-Construction Activities – The auditor will review the following (not all-inclusive):
    • Semi-Final & Final Inspection documents
    • Force Account
    • Legal Action documents
    • Warranty documents
    • Releases
    • Project Closeout Steps


Civil Rights is responsible for ensuring DelDOT’s compliance with regulations for all civil rights programs (Title VI, LEP, ADA, Contractor Compliance, State External EEO, AAP, DBE and Outreach). The Civil Rights Section reports to the Secretary of Transportation and oversees the following programs: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) program, Contractor Compliance program, Supportive Services (DBE and on-the-job training) program, Title VI Nondiscrimination program and other sub-programs.
Additional information can be found at:
http://www.deldot.gov/information/business/cr/

  • DBE Program
    • The USDOT has enacted strict guidelines for which recipients of federal financial aid must follow to involve minority and women owned business enterprises in transportation projects. In order to qualify for continued financial assistance, each state Department of Transportation, including its operating elements, must enact and carry out a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program.
    • In order for small businesses owned by minorities and women to participate as a DBE in federally-assisted DelDOT contracts, they must apply for and receive certification as a DBE. To be certified as a DBE, a firm must be a small business, at least 51% owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. DelDOT sets goals on federally assisted projects to ensure that DBE firms are given the opportunity to participate.
  • ADA Program
    • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights statute that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Title II of the ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in services, programs and activities provided by state and local government entities. DelDOT has a responsibility to ensure that its programs, services, activities and construction projects comply fully with the provisions of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  • Contractor Compliance Program
    • The Civil Rights Section, through implementation of its Contract Compliance Program maintains the commitment to insuring highway construction and non-construction firms are adhering to the EEO and EO contractual obligations and federal regulatory provisions, insuring that all activities and operations are conducted in a non-discriminatory fashion and insuring equal opportunities for minorities and women.
  • Title VI Program
    • Title VI provides that “No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” (42 U.S.C subsection 2000d.) The primary goal of DelDOT's Title VI Non discrimination Program is to insure that all management, staff, contractors, consultants, vendors, sub recipients, and service beneficiaries are aware of the provisions of Title VI and the responsibilities associated with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
  • Small Business Program
    • The Delaware Department of Transportation's (DelDOT) Small Business Program has contract opportunities set aside exclusively for small businesses. This is intended to foster small business participation and help small businesses compete for DelDOT projects. The Small Business Program is race and gender-neutral and ensures small businesses are given an equal opportunity to participate.
  • EEO Overview
    • The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) follows federal procedures for processing external complaints of discrimination filed under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and related statutes ) and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and/or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. These procedures are designed to provide due process for complainants and respondents and apply to the investigation of external complaints of discrimination. The procedures do not preclude the responsible staff of any agency from attempting to informally and independently resolve complaints.


B1.02 - Finance

The overall objective of DelDOT Finance is to provide our external and internal stakeholders with excellent and expedient customer service; to collect all revenue and pay all vendors in a timely manner; and to manage and maintain financial records in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles and in compliance with state and federal laws. For additional information see: Finance

The key objectives of DelDOT Finance are as follows:

  • Serve as steward of the department's financial functions, financial statement preparations and federal, state and department independent audit processes.
  • Develop and manage the operating and capital budgets, including federal transportation appropriations and grants that support goals and other key departmental objectives.
  • Process payables and receivables through a variety of sources in a timely manner and maximizing the use of the statewide procurement card and automated clearinghouse transactions.

Contract Administration
  • The role of Contract Administration is to issue a public announcement or advertisement that informs interested contractors of a project and asks them to submit proposals to perform work. Once the Contractor’s bids are submitted, Contract Administration then reviews the tabulated proposals or bids, verifies the accuracy of the bid calculations, and evaluates the proposal to ensure that it meets the requirements of the proposal and that all of the required documents are included. After receipt of the signed Recommendation to Award letter, verification of funding and other required documents, Contract Administration will then notify the successful Contractor that they are awarded the project with a letter from the Department offering the Contract for execution. The date of this letter is the official project award date. Contract Administration will also inform all involved parties of the successful bidder. The Contractor will then have 20 days from the award date to sign the Contract and return it to the Department. The Department will then execute the Contract which will render the Contract effective and a preconstruction meeting can be scheduled. For additional information visit: Finance


B1.03 - Community Relations

The mission of the DelDOT Community Relations Division is to provide excellence in transportation through public outreach activities that result in an open, meaningful and informative dialogue between the agency, its employees and residents, with the goal of achieving customer satisfaction among those who pay for and use the State's transportation system. For additional information visit: http://mydot/divisions/public_relations/ (Link for Internal Use Only)

The key objectives of the DelDOT Community Relations are to:

  • Produce and support safety information campaigns that minimize the number of fatalities and injuries on our system.
  • Conduct Community Relations activities that support the construction and maintenance of a nationally recognized system benefiting travelers and commerce.
  • Provide information to every traveler about the access and choices available from our transportation system.
  • Provide every customer with the best service possible.
  • Explain how we minimize the environmental impact of the State's transportation system.
  • Support financial sustainability by providing department accuracy and transparency.
  • Develop and maintain a department where talented, motivated employees love to work and can be national leaders in transportation.


B1.04 - Legal

Legal is responsible for handling legal matters on behalf of DelDOT including: prosecution and defending claims for damages; representing DelDOT in litigations; negotiation and prosecution of collection actions; providing legal advice on requests made pursuant to the Delaware Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); advising, prosecuting, and defending contractor claims; negotiating and approving legal agreements and contracts; attending court appearances; as well as drafting, analyzing, and recommending legislation. Legal section should be consulted in preparation for claims hearings, arbitration, or other legal proceedings that personnel may be involved in with as a result of their work duties. Legal may also be consulted about work related ethical questions or concerns. For additional information related to ethical conduct visit the Public Integrity Commission.


B1.05 - Human Resources

DelDOT Human Resources mission is to foster a culture that strives for excellence in transportation by recruiting and hiring a diverse and highly qualified workforce through various outreach efforts; developing and retaining employees through continuous communication and training that provides career enhancement and advancement; and ensuring equity and fairness in all employment practices. Human Resources is committed to providing responsive, efficient quality services equally to all customers. These services include recruitment, hiring and retention of personnel, EEO and diversity, succession planning, labor relations, and training and education. Construction personnel may contact human resources for any questions related to benefits as well as any issues or concerns related to personnel conflicts that cannot be resolved by a supervisor. For more information visit the Human Resources website: Human Relations


B1.06 - Division of Technology and Innovation

The Division of Technology and Innovation is tasked with providing technology services to all divisions of the Department of Transportation. This results in a wide variety of initiatives across the spectrum of technical skills and functions. The emphasis of this plan over the next two years will be on deploying technology to improve productivity and performance and to address aging legacy systems and infrastructure, optimize process and governance and improve the organization's information technology maturity. Among other activities, there is focus on enterprise services, such as Centralized Reporting Environment, Enterprise Content Management, collaboration enabling tools such as SharePoint, application mobilization, and DMV and Highway systems modernization. For more information visit: Technology & Innovation (Link for Internal Use Only)

The key objectives for DelDOT’s DTI are:

  • Establish new environments to ease administration and meet business needs.
  • Stabilize as much of the current environment as possible to maintain continuity of business.
  • Provide Business Analyst/Quality Management resources to bring business understanding to IT discussions and provide collaborative continuity between the two.
  • Collaborate the IT strategy to meet the business vision and mission.
  • Establish key IT roles and responsibilities to align with the organizational structure.
  • Further optimization with ITC.


B1.07 - Planning

The Division of Planning provides excellence in transportation through an inclusive and comprehensive transportation planning an permitting process that seeks solutions to the state’s transportation needs by balancing safety, choice, environmental stewardship, economic development, financial accountability, and quality of life.

The key objectives for the Planning Division are to:

  • Work with internal and external customers to create plans that result in a comprehensive system of transportation options in coordination with state policies and local government comprehensive plans.
  • Provide transportation information and advice to local governments with land use decision-making responsibilities to help coordinate zoning, subdivision and annexation decisions among state agencies, counties, and municipalities.
  • Support the State’s efforts to discover and solve transportation problems by collecting, analyzing, summarizing, and publishing transportation-related data in both tabular and graphic form that is also geographically enabled, including customer service and satisfaction data.
  • For more information, please visit: Planning(Link for Internal Use Only)
  • For information on who to contact for questions in Planning, please visit: http://mydot/divisions/planning/pdfs/planning_directory.pdf?032416 Planning Directory (Link for Internal Use Only)


B1.08 - Maintenance and Operations

Maintenance and Operations (M&O) is responsible for the maintenance of all state-maintained roads and bridges within the State of Delaware. This division manages the day-to-day upkeep, operation of, and improvements to Delaware’s transportation network. It is responsible for maintaining roadways and adjacent areas near them by providing the services of paving, patching, sealing, drainage, roadside clearance, mowing, snow plowing, sweeping, landscaping, bridge maintenance, etc. M&O is comprised of four districts (one each for Sussex and Kent Counties and two for New Castle County) that handle daily maintenance operations; Business Management that handles the division’s finances, business systems, and equipment management; and Statewide Support Services that handles statewide services such as facility management, roadside beautification, occupational safety, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), and DelDOT’s Community Transportation Fund (CTF) Program. Maintenance & Operations (Link for Internal Use Only)

District Engineering - Maintenance

  • Support Services
    • Is a section at the district level is responsible for fiscal planning, financial reporting, accounting, budget preparation and control. Support Services also manage procurement, accounts payable and receivable. This section also oversees the parts room and inventory within their designated district.
  • Public Works
    • Is responsible for issuance and inspection of all commercial, utility, and residential permits as well subdivision construction agreements. Public Works also supervises roadside control enforcement officers and participates in the review of Development Coordination projects through the division of planning.

Administering the Community Transportation Funds (CTF)
  • This function falls under maintenance in Kent and Sussex County and Public Works in New Castle County. CTF provides a fixed amount of funds annually to each State Senator and House Representative to be used for transportation improvements within their district. Legislators also have the option of banking a portion of their yearly CTF budget for up to three years in order to fund a larger transportation improvement. Funding expires after three years if it is not allocated to projects or estimates that are actively moving forward. See Maintenance & Operations(Link for Internal Use Only)

Outdoor Advertising & Roadside Control
  • Delaware is required to provide effective control of outdoor advertising and junkyards resulting from the Highway Beautification Act of 1965. This is a federally mandated program and is also authorized by 17 __Del. C.__ c.11 (outdoor advertising) and 17 __Del. C.__ c. 12 / 17 __Del. C.__ § 515 (junkyards). Additionally, outdoor advertising rules and regulations can be found under Title 2 of the Delaware Administrative Code, §2601 and consists of the following functions:
    • Control of advertising erected primarily on private property along National Highway System (NHS) routes. This includes off-premise advertising (signs advertising something not located on the same property, AKA: billboards), directional signs, official signs and notices, service club and religious notices, public service signs, agri-produce signs, and on premise (signs that advertise businesses located on the same property). On-premise signs are controlled along the interstate system only.
    • DelDOT agents permit new sign structures and inventory existing structures based on criteria for size, spacing, and lighting. Annual fees are associated with the placement of off-premise advertising only.
    • Agents also permit the placement of historical markers authorized and erected by the Delaware Public Archives as well as gateway signs authorized and erected by incorporated or established towns and municipalities. Both historical markers and gateways signs are permitted to be placed within the State’s right of way.
    • Should a project manager encounter a billboard or similar sign structure that needs to be acquired or removed by an impacting project, please make contact with the appropriate county agent, or the statewide manager. Please see the contact information at the end of this synopsis.
  • Junkyard Control - Is the monitoring of junkyards to ensure salvaged vehicles are properly screened from the motorists’ vision. Similar to outdoor advertising, junkyard control is also derived from the Highway Beautification Act of 1965; however, Delaware law requires control of junkyards adjacent to any state maintained highway as opposed to the NHS only. Agents issue annual licenses for junkyards and perform periodic checks to ensure proper screening exists and that salvage vehicles are stored behind the screening. Screening can either be natural or artificial.
  • Homeless Encampment Information - The Homeless Encampment Policy provides the steps to remove the homeless from State property or the Right of Way to perform the necessary work or due to vandalism or destruction of property.

Roadside Control
  • Involves the enforcement of the State’s right of way for various violations considered to be, or have the ability to become safety hazards. This stems from various sections of Delaware Code such as 17 __Del. C.__ §§ 524-528 and portions of 17 __Del. C.__ c. 11. Please see the links at the end of this section.
  • Agents investigate most items on a complaint basis. The item is first determined to be a safety hazard and then verified that it exists within the right of way. Once these determinations have been made a violation notice is issued to the party responsible with a certain provided timeframe for compliance. The timeframe varies depending on the type of obstruction and severity of the issue it causes. In most cases, failure of the responsible party to remedy the complaint results in Maintenance forces performing the work.
  • State Maintenance Roads (3 digit County roads)
    • Hazards along these roadways can exist, but are not limited to the following.
      • Sports equipment
      • Sight obstructions (vegetative or artificial)
      • Fixed or non-fixed objects (i.e. fences, boulders, piles of debris/mulch)
      • Non-compliant mailboxes/structures
      • PODS/Dumpsters
      • Motorized equipment
Due to the overwhelming number of complaints received by the department, illegal signs are removed on an active basis through rotations set up in each county. Violations ($25 fine per sign removed) are issued to repeat offenders, where first time offenders receive warning notices.

  • State Maintained Subdivision Streets
    • Hazards along these roadways can exist, but are not limited to the following.
      • Sports equipment causing immediate safety concerns
      • Sight obstructions (vegetative or artificial)
      • Non-fixed objects located within the roadway
      • PODS/Dumpsters within the roadway

Statewide Support Services

  • Program Management Responsibilities
    • Community Transportation Fund
    • Capital Facility Program
    • Occupational Safety (excluding Delaware Transit Corporation)
    • NPDES
    • Roadside Environmental
    • Maintenance Improvement
  • Roadside Beautification Program
    • Program manages the contractual herbicide application and tree removal programs, coordinates construction inspection for landscaping, provides technical advisories for landscape and, tree issues, and coordinates Right-of-Way Use and the Sponsorship/Donorship programs. Additionally it provides Personnel Training for Pesticide Application and Tree Maintenance Staff.
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) http://deldot.gov/stormwater/index.shtml
  • Stormwater Management
    • The mission of DelDOT's Stormwater Quality Program is to minimize the runoff of pollutants from the roadway drainage system into surface waters of the State of Delaware.
  • Facilities and Maintenance Improvements
    • Manages facilities contracts, and researches and implements cost saving methods and technologies throughout the Departments facilities.
  • Occupational Safety is a resource to all Divisions concerning safety and training.
    • The following is the charge of the section:
      • Provide Training & Educational Materials
      • Perform Site Visits
      • Investigate & Follow-up on Incidents
      • Track Incidents, Analyze Data and Publish Reports
      • Hotline for reporting incidents (302) 760-2088
  • Contact Information
    • New Castle County – (302) 326-4688
    • Kent County – (302) 760-2443
    • Sussex County – (302) 853-1327
    • Statewide Manager - (302) 326-4585
    • Public Information http://www.deldot.gov/home/about/

Business Management
  • Consists of three sections:
    • Business Systems manages Maximo, M-5 Fleet Focus, Snow Removal Reimbursement Program (SRRP), Network fleet and Time and Labor auditing. Maximo is an asset management system that is used for tracking work that is completed on roadways and includes labor, material, and equipment. Maximo allows the department to analyze statewide data management issues and assists in providing data for FEMA events. Maximo interfaces with PHRST for Time and Labor. M-5 Fleet Focus is a vehicle management system that is used for tracking vehicle and equipment maintenance, ownership and parts. M-5 is used as an inventory management information system to support GAAP. SRRP is a snow removal program that reimburses 797 enrolled Civic Associations a portion of their snow removal costs for eligible snow events. SRRP works with legislative policies and procedures and with the University of Delaware to improve information provided by the Statewide DEOS measuring stations. The auditing team works with thirty-five Occupational Support Specialists (OSS) to ensure accuracy in Time and Labor for approximately 700 employees. The team ensures guidelines are communicated to the OSS’s and conduct 100% audits of the Overtime/Comp Time, Callback and Meal Ticket payments. Network fleet is a system used for tracking vehicle location and monitors diagnostic trouble codes. The system tracks 1006 vehicles.
    • Equipment Management manages $17.6 million in annual contracts and is responsible for equipment acquisitions, providing support to districts, managing AVL, Fuel Man, and E-Z Pass. In making equipment acquisitions, Equipment Management sets up demonstrations for the districts, creates specifications, sends specifications to contract administration, issues addendums based on pre-bid notes, takes bids on contracts, establishes a bid evaluation team, sees that supplied equipment meets specifications, notifies successful low bidder of contract acceptance, sends award letter to vendor, opens purchase order, and sends purchase order to vendor. Equipment Management supports the districts by providing training to mechanics and operators on new equipment, managing the resource center, managing the Operator Certification Program, organizing the snow and spring inspections along with GAAP inventory, and organizing the Roadeo. To ensure the department’s equipment meets the operational needs of each district in the state, Equipment Management oversees the operation of AVL, Fuel Man, and E-Z Pass.
    • Finance is responsible for budgeting and accounts payable/receivable. Some of the budgeting requirements include: creating fiscal year budget loads by statewide projects; preparing reports for DelDOT finance such as Budget Reduction Scenario, Historical Analysis, Operating Epilogue, Monthly Expenditure Reports, and GAAP inventory; preparing requests for additional funding needs and budget transfers to submit to finance; performing budget checks to ensure appropriate funding. The accounts payable/receivable responsibilities include: creating purchase orders (PO’s); intergovernmental vouchers (IV’S); payment vouchers (PV’S); reconcile P-Card purchases; record, maintain and reconcile accounting records; and create monthly reports.

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B1.09 - Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC)

The Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) operates the public transit system and manages public transportation assets within Delaware. These services include bus service throughout the state (DART First State); specialized paratransit service for patrons who are disabled, who are elderly, and for those patrons on dialysis. DTC also manages several parking facilities in the City of Wilmington and oversees contracted freight rail services on state owned rail lines in Sussex County. The rail commuter services (SEPTA) and commuters carpooling within the state (Rideshare Delaware) are the responsibilities of this division. For more information visit http://www.dartfirststate.com/


B1.10 - Transportation Solutions

The mission of the Division of Transportation Solutions is to provide excellence in transportation by developing, constructing and maintaining the State's infrastructure in a manner that results in a safe, cost-effective, and efficient multi-modal transportation network that enhances mobility commerce, and livability. In addition, Transportation Solutions provides high quality support services to other divisions in the department.

The description of each section within Transportation Solutions is described below:

  • Project Development is the lead in the design of multi-modal capital transportation improvements, from sidewalks, drainage improvements, and intersection improvements, to new and reconstructed highways. The goals of the Project Development Section is to plan and design cost effective transportation improvement projects that serve existing and future transportation needs that are safe; have a long service life; are sensitive to impacts to the social, economic, and environmental aspects of each project area; and strive to minimize future maintenance costs. These designs are done both with in-house and consultant resources, with the goal to develop designs in an efficient and cost effective approach.
  • Bridge is responsible for developing plans and contract documents for projects involving the rehabilitation or construction of bridges and other highway structures, such as sign structures, dams, and non-standard drainage structures. During construction, the Bridge Design Section reviews and approves shop drawings for structural elements, including temporary works, is responsible for acceptance of deep foundations by observing installation of test piles and testing of drilled shafts, and responds to any contractor questions regarding bridges and other highway structures.
    • Bridge Management oversees the inspection and maintenance programs for DelDOT’s bridge, overhead sign & high mast lighting and dam structures as well as prioritizing preservation, maintenance and replacement needs for these structures. Steel bridge painting program and various smaller-sized rehab bridge projects depending on need and resources are also managed through this section. Bridge Management generates and distributes load posting restrictions for bridges as well as the CBAF (Critical Bridge Action Form) for bridges that are found to be in critical condition. Super load permits crossing DelDOT’s bridge structures are reviewed & processed through this section and load rating analyses are perform for all DelDOT’s bridge structures. Bridge Management submits NBI (National Bridge Inventory) data to the FHWA yearly and assures that DelDOT’s Bridge Inspection Program meets FHWA requirements and participate in their NBIS (National Bridge Inspection Standards) annual compliance review process.
  • Engineering Support
    • Pavement Management's purpose is to maintain the best overall network condition of Delaware’s roadways in the most cost effective manner. The section maintains a pavement management system which keeps track of distress and overall condition data, as well as construction, rehabilitation, and maintenance history. The Pavement Management Section uses distress data to systematically identify candidates for the pave and rehabilitation program, determine the best treatment. Pavement Management is also responsible for obtaining location estimates and preparing contract documents for advertisement.
    • Materials & Research primary functions are to inspect, test, document, and make recommendations concerning the suitability of all materials used in the construction and maintenance of highways and bridges in the State. The Materials & Research Section also performs research related to the practical application of new materials or construction methods. The Section also acts as an advisory and investigative unit for other Sections within the Department. Examples of such work include soil surveys and borings, pavement coring, and pavement design. The Section may also be requested to investigate problems experienced with materials or construction procedures. Materials and construction methods are subject to frequent changes as advances in technology are made. In order to provide the maximum benefit to the State, the Materials & Research Sections keeps informed of such developments and improvements and makes appropriate recommendations for necessary changes. Further information regarding M&R and its applications regarding Construction and inspectors duties can be found in the Construction Manual Section C7.00 Control of Material
    • Pedestrian Accessibility Routes - The PAR Section manages a Statewide Program for Pedestrian ADA Accessibility and is responsible for delivering projects to improve curb ramps and sidewalks in support of the Pavement & Rehabilitation Program, as stand-alone pedestrian projects, and to support remedying ADA complaints. The program manager is responsible for delivering projects to improve curb ramps, sidewalks, and pedestrian connectivity. For questions or issues regarding PAR on your construction project please consult your Area Engineer.
    • Hazmat Section is responsible to oversee the investigation and assessment of contaminated environmentally sensitive substances on properties owned by the State of Delaware, and those prior to acquisition, in order to determine the extent of contamination, remedial actions, health and safety precautions and the need for further investigations. In addition to project reviews, Hazmat is also responsible to respond to spills or releases of contaminated materials Statewide, within DelDOT’s ROW and Area Maintenance Facilities.
    • Stormwater Section has the responsibility of ensuring that DelDOT abides by and satisfies its requirements as a delegated agency of Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). They also assist in helping DelDOT fulfil its commitment to develop and construct safe, efficient, and environmentally sensitive projects. As a delegated agency DelDOT has the authority to review and manage projects on DNREC's behalf to ensure Delaware Law and DNREC regulations are followed for erosion and sediment control as well as storm water management. The Stormwater section assists in this capacity by reviewing projects in design and ensuring they meet current storm water and E&S control requirements. Additionally, they manage a staff of Certified Construction Reviewers for the weekly inspection of DelDOT projects for compliance with E&S requirements and project plans.
    • Environmental Studies considerations are integral elements in constructing and maintaining the transportation network. Beyond the construction and maintenance of transportation projects, DelDOT strives to protect and preserve the environment to improve the quality of life for Delaware resident. All transportation projects, involving the use of state and federal funds are required to follow formal procedures as designated by the EPA and DNREC which are designed to protect the natural environment. This includes the protection of wetlands, air quality, water quality, archaeological and historic sites, communities, and agriculture. The goal of the DelDOT Environmental Studies section is to reduce or eliminate adverse environmental impacts and as appropriate to identify mitigation or remediation actions to achieve the best possible outcome during project development, design, and construction. Environmental Regulations encompass air quality, traffic noise, community impacts such as relocations and access changes, natural resources including protected species and habitats, cultural resources such as pre-historic and historic sites, and land and water contamination issues. In order to ensure the transportation projects are in compliance with state and federal environmental laws and regulations, DelDOT uses special technical expertise to conduct surveys, review and/or prepare portions of environmental documents, and coordinate projects with state and federal resource agencies. For more information, please visit the State of Delaware Environmental Regulations , or Section C2.00 – Environmental Section of this manual.
  • Performance Management Section
    • Office of Performance Management - The primary duties of the Office of Performance Management (OPM) are associated with keeping record of all DelDOT projects and assuring that they are completed according to the required specifications and in a timely manner. They maintain the databases that are used to track each project (Primavera P6 and AASHTOWare Transport) making sure that the information found there is up to date. OPM assembles the construction specifications for each project and tracks all updates. They maintain and update the Standard and Supplemental Specifications as well as the Standard Construction Details Manual. OPM is an important participant in the FINAL INSPECTION process assuring that projects are built in compliance with the Plans, Specifications, Details, and MUTCD, along with the Federal, State and Municipal Regulations. OPM is responsible for reviewing all ADA facilities within State ROW for every project to ensure that projects are constructed in compliance with Federal Regulations Pedestrian Access Standards OPM is also part of the Construction Claims Committee, responsible for the processing of all construction claims as outlined in the standard specifications, see Section C17.00.
  • Right of Way is responsible for the appraisal, acquisition, and management of properties for the Department. Right of Way makes offers and purchases properties necessary for transportation projects. They also set up demolition projects of existing structures prior to the construction projects that incorporate the properties acquired. Right of Way maintains documentation of properties, issues ROW statements, and resolves any issues with statements or settlements.
    • Right of Way Engineering
      • Utilities manages coordination of the design process for utility relocations and adjustments associated with capital construction projects. This includes sending and receiving construction plans; obtaining existing and proposed utility facilities for depiction in the construction plans; compiling the project utility statement of existing and proposed facilities with timing of work and responsibilities; and discussing project and relocations with various parties including necessary utility companies, design and construction. The Utility Section also contracts with Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) consultants to obtain designation and test holes; sets up any utility agreements; reviews compensable interests of utility companies; and sets up funding in cases of reimbursable work. The Utility Section is not responsible for or involved with construction oversight of utility adjustments or relocations whether the work occurs in advance or concurrent to the capital construction project. However, the Utility Section will get involved if the Construction Region is having issues with specific utility companies. Refer to the DelDOT Utilities Manual for more information on the process, responsibilities, and requirements. For more information visit: http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title2/2000/2400/2401.pdf
      • Team Support primary responsibility is to provide engineering support to Design, Planning, Right of Way and other section as needed for the preparation of Real Estate plans that identify property needed for transportation projects. Team Support ensures land needed for projects is justified based on engineering need. These include right of way needed for roads, bridges, drainage, utilities, storm water, traffic facilities, environmental, and maintenance. They also coordinate with municipalities, DNREC, and Design to determine the need for Town Agreements and Tax Ditch Agreements and does the preparation and coordination for them. Ensure ownership of existing roadways and associated easements through in depth records research and recovery of historical documentation.
      • Railroad is responsible for the administration of the Railroad Program. Responsibilities include FRA reporting and compliance, maintaining statewide railroad crossing inventory, DelDOT Railroad Program Management, and Delaware Coast Line Railroad. Railroad is also responsible for the coordination with the Capital and Operations Program in the preparation of Railroad Statements, Agreements, processing Railroad flagging requests, and railroad right of way research.
      • Survey is responsible for setting up geodetic controls, leveling and establishing horizontal and vertical control for all DelDOT projects. Survey also performs topographic surveys to support Project Development and Bridge Design. Survey provides stake out for advance utility work and Right of Way. During construction Survey may be requested to provide/verify construction stakeout, and quantity take offs.
  • Traffic Section is responsible for the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operations of traffic control and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) devices on state maintained roadways. Traffic control devices include roadway signs, pavement markings, traffic signals and temporary traffic control devices (such as cones, drums and warning signs used in construction zones). The section administers statewide traffic safety programs such as the Highway Safety Improvement Program and performs individual traffic engineering analyses based on requests from the public and legislators. The section also directs DelDOT's Transportation Management Program, which monitors Delaware's transportation systems, disseminates information between various agencies and the public, and controls DelDOT's electronic field systems such as traffic signals, closed-circuit cameras and changeable message boards. Traffic Section staff actively participate in many other DelDOT initiatives such as Complete Streets, the DelDOT Roundabout Committee, the Development Coordination Process Improvement Team, DelDOT ADA initiatives related to both permanent and temporary accessibility issues and Performance Management efforts.
    • Traffic Studies
      • Traffic Analyses
        • All-way stop justification
        • New traffic signal justification studies
        • Pedestrian / Crosswalk studies
        • Speed Studies
        • Roadway Lighting Studies
        • Parking Studies
        • Review of miscellaneous traffic related complaints
        • Subdivision reviews (focus on traffic flow, safety, and traffic control devices)
        • Traffic calming program
        • Automatic traffic recorder program
    • Traffic Systems Design
      • Design & review of : signing, striping, signals, roadway lighting, maintenance of traffic, ITS
      • Support Section for these topics on all DelDOT projects
      • Lead section for design of internal Traffic Section projects
      • Accessible (audible) Pedestrian Signal Program (APS assists visually impaired pedestrians in crossing the street at signalized intersections)
      • Review and evaluation of new energy efficient roadway lighting technologies
    • Traffic Safety
      • Highway Safety Improvement Programs
      • Strategic Highway Safety Plan
      • Hazard Elimination Program (annual statewide review, analysis and recommendations on highest crash locations)
      • Highway-Rail Crossing Safety Program
      • Maintenance of Traffic - review of temporary traffic control plans for construction projects in both design and construction
      • Transportation Management Plans (planning for traffic flow and safety in construction projects)Special events
      • Incident management support
      • Hauling permits processing
    • Traffic Systems Construction & Maintenance
      • Construction
        • Manage Traffic Section's construction program (signals, ITS devices, roadway lighting)
        • Coordinate/inspect traffic signals and ITS devices on all DelDOT projects
        • Provide coordination with electricity providers on all DelDOT projects
        • Maintenance
        • Traffic Signals (approximately 1100 including full signals, flashing beacons and fire signals)
        • ITS devices (over 500 field devices including CCTV cameras, weather stations, changeable message boards, variable speed limit signs, vehicle detection stations, WTMC transmitters)
        • Signs (over 300,000 ground mounted and over 700 overhead signs)
        • Pavement Markings
        • Sign Shop
        • Temp Traffic Control Devices
        • Work Zone Training
        • Work Zone Layout
    • Transportation Management Center
      • The TMC is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
      • Monitoring - Staff review detection, signal and weather systems; receive phone calls; and coordinate with other agencies such as police and fire to monitor Delaware's transportation systems, including recurring and non-recurring traffic congestion
      • Informing - Staff dispatches issues to the appropriate section of DelDOT or to other agencies, and publish information to the public via DelDOT's radio station (WTMC, 1380 AM), website and social media. The DelDOT website includes real-time, map-based data from our detection systems, travel times, changeable message signs, variable speed limit signs, construction/incident data, etc. The information is now available via mobile phone apps.
      • Controlling - In response to changing conditions or incidents, staff can modify signal timings, variable speed limit signs and changeable message signs
      • Planning efforts include evacuation planning, incident planning, special event planning, transportation security planning and long-term integrated transportation systems management planning
    • Traffic Finance
      • Manages all capital and operating funds for the Traffic Section
      • Assists in general administration of Traffic Section

For more information visit: http://www.deldot.gov/home/divisions/

B1.11 - Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Motor Vehicles (DMV) is responsible for the annual collection of over $417 million in revenues for the transportation trust fund. The division is made up of five units: Administration which is responsible for all financial, budgeting, and legislative issues in addition to customer relations and education/training; Driver Services which is responsible for managing over 679,000 driver licenses and 102,000 identification card holders, as well as the division’s medical and driver improvement programs; Vehicle Services which is responsible for vehicle inspections and the registration and titling of over 887,000 vehicles as well as the uninsured motorist program; Transportation Services, responsible for the fuel tax collection as well as the international registration plan and international fuel tax agreement which manage all heavy vehicle activity; and Tolls Administration which has the responsibility for the collections of tolls throughout the state as well as for the management of the E-ZPass Program. For more information visit: http://www.dmv.de.gov/


Section B2.00 - Other Participating Organizations

B2.01 - Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation that supports State and local governments in the design, construction, and maintenance of the Nation's highway system (Federal-aid Highway Program) and various federal and tribal owned lands (Federal Lands Highway Program). Through financial and technical assistance to State and local governments, FHWA is responsible for ensuring the America's roads and highways continue to be among the safest and most technologically sound in the world. The FHWA Delaware Division Office personnel provide oversight to the entire Federal-aid Highway Program within Delaware. The Delaware Division ensures that Federal laws and regulations are followed through the life of projects and programs. There are certain actions and responsibilities that cannot be assigned to DelDOT which must be carried out by Division staff, other responsibilities that can be assigned to manage the Federal-aid Highway Program have been transferred/delegated to DelDOT that are clarified in the Stewardship & Oversight Agreement. Although responsibility is transferred to DelDOT, FHWA is ultimately accountable for the Federal-aid program.

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B2.02 - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

As the nation’s environmental engineer, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages one of the largest federal environmental missions: restoring degraded ecosystems; constructing sustainable facilities; regulating waterways; managing natural resources; and, cleaning up contaminated sites from past military activities. See: http://www.usace.army.mil

  • USACE environmental programs support the warfighter and military installations worldwide as well as USACE public recreation facilities throughout the country. In 2002, USACE adopted its seven Environmental Operating Principles, or green ethics, which continue to guide their environmental and sustainability work today.
  • USACE works in partnership with other federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations and academic institutions to find innovative solutions to challenges that affect everyone – sustainability, climate change, endangered species, environmental cleanup, ecosystem restoration and more.
  • USACE works to restore degraded ecosystem structure, function and dynamic processes to a more natural condition through large-scale ecosystem restoration projects, such as the Everglades, the Louisiana Coastal Area, the Missouri River, and the Great Lakes, and by employing system-wide watershed approaches to problem solving and management for smaller ecosystem restoration projects.
  • USACE regulatory program works to ensure no net loss of wetlands while issuing about 90,000 permits a year.
  • USACE environmental cleanup programs focus on reducing risk and protecting human health and the environment in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • USACE manages designs and executes a full range of cleanup and protection activities, such as:
    • Cleaning up sites contaminated with hazardous, toxic or radioactive waste or ordnance through the Formerly Used Defense Sites program
    • Cleaning up low-level radioactive waste from the nation’s early atomic weapons program through the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program
    • Supporting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by cleaning up Superfund sites and working with its Brownfields and Urban Waters programs
    • Supporting the Army with the Base Realignment and Closure Act program
    • Ensuring that facilities comply with federal, state and local environmental laws
    • Conserving cultural and natural resources
  • USACE is striving to restore ecosystem structure and processes, manage our land, resources and construction activities in a sustainable manner, and support cleanup and protection activities efficiently and effectively, all while leaving the smallest footprint behind.


B2.03 - Division of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

The mission of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is to ensure the wise management, conservation, and enhancement of the State’s natural resources, protect public health and the environment, provide quality outdoor recreation, improve the quality of life and educate the public on historic, cultural, and natural resource use, requirements and issues. For more information, please visit: http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov

  • DNREC will utilize the following practices in managing the state’s natural resources and interacting with its people.
    • Management of Delaware’s environment will be conducted through a holistic approach that takes advantage of comprehensive, ecosystem-based management and considers the interests of those that utilize our natural resources.
    • Organizational performance will be based on clear, legitimate measures to ensure accountability and continuous improvement.
    • DNREC will create and develop partnerships that integrate economic development, social policy and environmental protection and rely on clear, effective communication.
    • The development, implementation and enforcement of all laws, regulations and policies will result in the equitable treatment of people of all races, incomes and cultures.
  • DNREC has given authority to DelDOT to be a self-regulating agency.


B2.04 - Railroads

  • The following Railroad companies operate within the State of Delaware:
    • Amtrak (major operator within Delaware)
    • CSX Transportation (major operator within Delaware)
    • Norfolk Southern Railway Company (major operator within Delaware)
    • Delaware Coast Line Railroad
    • East Penn Railroad
    • Maryland Delaware Railroad
    • Maryland Transit Administration
    • Wilmington Western Railroad

Each railroad will have their own management structure and requirements when working within their facilities. Coordination efforts will need to be made with the DelDOT Railroad Coordinator prior to the start of construction around a railroad right-of-way. Emergency Numbers for each of the Railroad Companies is posted on the crossing signal / crossbuck at each Highway Rail At-Grad Crossing, this is required by law.

B2.05 - County / Municipalities

  • New Castle County is the northernmost of the three counties of the U.S. state of Delaware. As of the 2010 census, The population was 538,479, making it the most populous county in Delaware. The county seat is Wilmington.
    • New Castle County is included in the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MDMetropolitan Statistical Area. The county is named after the English city of Newcastle.
    • New Castle County has the highest population and population density of any Delaware county, even though it is the smallest. It is also the most economically developed of the three.
    • New Castle County has administers all building permits, construction and land use approvals in the unincorporated areas with in the county.
      http://www.nccde.org/
  • The City of Wilmington is located in the northern part of New Castle County and is the largest municipality in the state of Delaware. The City administers all building construction approval and land use permits within its incorporated area. http://www.wilmingtonde.gov/
  • The City of Newark is located in New Castle County, Delaware and is located approximately 10 miles southwest of the City of Wilmington. All building construction, land use permits and approvals within the incorporated area are administered by the City. The University of Delaware is located in Newark. http://www.cityofnewarkde.us/
  • The Town of Middletown is located approximately 24 miles south of the City of Wilmington. The Town administers all building construction approval and land use permits within its incorporated area. http://www.middletownde.org/
  • Kent County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Delaware. As of the 2010 census, the population was 162,310. The county seat is Dover the state capital. It is named for Kent, an English county. Kent County comprises the Dover, DE Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Philadelphia-Reading-Camden, PA-NJ-DE-MD Combined Statistical Area http://www.co.kent.de.us/
  • The City of Dover is the capital and second-largest city in the state of Delaware. It is also the county seat of Kent County and located centrally within Kent County. All building construction, land use permits and approvals within the incorporated area are administered by the City. https://www.cityofdover.com/
  • Sussex County is located in the southern part of the state of Delaware. It is the largest county in Delaware by land mass. Sussex County has jurisdiction on all building construction and Land use issues in the unincorporated areas with in the county. http://www.sussexcountyde.gov/
  • Georgetown is a town in and the county seat of Sussex County, Delaware. All building construction, land use permits and approvals within the incorporated area are administered by the Town. http://www.georgetowndel.com/
  • The City of Seaford is the largest city fully within Sussex County. All building construction, land use permits and approvals within the incorporated area are administered by the Town. http://www.seafordde.com/


B2.06 - Utilities

There are other entities that may have facilities with-in the Right of Way (ROW) of the state’s roadway system. These may be owned by State of Delaware, a county, municipality or a business. Coordination with utility companies is an integral part of highway project design and construction. Potential project impacts to utilities are coordinated with any and all utility companies within the highway contract limits. As part of the coordination impacts and remediation are discussed whether highway facilities such as swales, drainage pipes, etc. will be redesigned to avoid impact or whether the utility facility will be relocated to accommodate the highway facility. All relocation work should be shown in the contract plan set and should be described, in writing, in the contract documents. Any necessary utility work will either be performed by utility company forces, by a contractor hired through the utility company or by the State contractor if the work is incorporated into the contract documents.

DelDOT Construction and the State Contractor are responsible to coordinate with utility companies ahead of highway work and throughout project construction. The Department may be responsible for costs associated with utility work for various reasons as outlined in DE Code and the DelDOT Utilities Manual which can be found here: http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title2/2000/2400/2401.pdf

DelDOT Construction shall keep record of utility work so utility company invoices associated with the relocation can be verified once received.


B2.07 - Private Participation

  • Anticipated Utility Reimbursement Procedure – for utility companies without a compensable interest:
    • When it is determined that a state contractor will be performing utility relocation for a utility company, an agreement will be prepared that outlines responsibilities and reimbursement. Once the agreement is executed, it will be forwarded along with an estimate to all applicable parties.
    • If a cost estimate is not provided, a request will be made to the utility company and to construction to provide one. If the estimate is provided by construction, concurrence will be requested from the utility company. This cost estimate amount will be set up in a J account by Construction. Construction will then provide information as to the purchase order number and line number.
    • Once the work has been completed and construction has concurrence with the final estimate, an itemized list of the actual costs will be sent to the utility section who will invoice the utility company.
    • Once payment is received it will be forwarded to the Finance section along with all applicable documentation.
  • Unanticipated Utility Reimbursement will follow a similar procedure as Anticipated Reimbursements:
    • J Accounts:
      • If there is a utility that is in the right of way and the contractor is performing the work they will have to reimburse DelDOT for the work and expenses incurred.
      • If the utility company has a private easement then DelDOT would reimburse them, if the contractor performs the work then no reimbursement is necessary.
      • If the utility is a municipality and the contractor performs the work and expenses are reimbursable.
      • If the utility is a municipality, we always reimburse them – if the work is a betterment – i.e. the original pipe is 8” and they want to increase to 10” then the difference is reimbursable.
    • In all situations a letter agreement is prepared if DelDOT’ s contractor is performing the relocation work.
    • An estimate is required if the utility company reimburses us or if it’s a betterment. This can be supplied by either utility or construction.
    • A “J” account is set up by finance and the contractor is paid from that account to allow tracking of the money.
    • When the work is completed, construction will provide a list of the costs and it will be billed to the utility company.
    • All information is provided to DelDOT Finance.


B2.08 - Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

The FAA ensures the national airport system is safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible and meets the needs of the traveling public.

  • There are several airports within the FAA jurisdiction that operate within the State of Delaware:
    • Delaware Airpark
    • Dover Air Force Base (DAFB)
    • Dover AFB Civil Air Terminal
    • New Castle County Airport
    • Summit Airport
    • Sussex County Airport

When working near an airfield or airport, the inspection staff should take special notice of proposed high altitude structures or equipment. Detailed communication may be necessary with the FAA to avoid conflicts. A Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) can be found at https://pilotweb.nas.faa.gov/PilotWeb/ For further information regarding the FAA requirements or airports that operate within the State of Delaware visit: http://deldot.gov/Programs/aviation_svcs/index.shtml

B2.09 - Federal Transit Authority (FTA)

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) provides financial and technical assistance to local public transit systems, including buses, subways, light rail, commuter rail, trolleys and ferries. FTA also oversees safety measures and helps develop next-generation technology research. Transit services supported by FTA span many groups and provide wide-ranging benefits. Since 1964, FTA has partnered with state and local governments to create and enhance public transportation systems, investing more than $12 billion annually to support and expand public rail, bus, trolley, ferry and other transit services. That investment has helped modernize public transportation and extended service into small cities and rural communities that previously lacked transit options. An agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), FTA is headed by an administrator appointed by the President of the United States. FTA is one of DOT’s 10 modes of transportation and is run by a headquarters in Washington, D.C. as well as 10 regional offices that assist transit agencies in all states and U.S. territories. For more information on FTA please see: https://cms.fta.dot.gov/.


B2.10 - Dover Air Force Base and the Delaware Air National Guard

  • There are two military bases located in Delaware which is the Dover Air Force Base and the Delaware Air National Guard. See: http://www.166aw.ang.af.mil/
    • Dover Air Force Base is located in the "First State," and the center of the Delmarva — Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia — Peninsula. Dover AFB is home to the 436th Airlift Wing, known as the "Eagle Wing" and the 512th Airlift Wing, our Air Force Reserve associate—referred to as the "Liberty Wing." Together, these two wings make up the "Dover Team." The 436th Airlift Wing is the active duty military host unit at Dover Air Force Base, which provides command and staff supervision, along with support functions, for assigned airlift providing worldwide movement of outsized cargo and personnel on scheduled, special assignment, exercise and contingency airlift missions. The Eagle Wing consists of operations, maintenance, mission support and medical groups and 14 staff divisions. The wing has more than 4,000 active-duty military and civilian employees. Home to the C-5M Super Galaxy and C-17A Globemaster III aircraft, the Eagle Wing flies hundreds of missions throughout the world and provides 25 percent of the Nation's strategic airlift capability, projecting global reach to over 100 countries around the globe. Dover AFB operates the largest and busiest air freight terminal in the Department of Defense and is also home to the Air Mobility Command Museum, which welcomes thousands of visitors each year. The Charles C. Carson Center for Mortuary Affairs is the DOD's largest joint-service mortuary facility and the only one located in the continental United States. Further information can be found at: http://www.dover.af.mil
    • Delaware Air National Guard: The 166th Airlift Wing, Delaware Air National Guard, has over 1,100 men and women located at located at the New Castle Air National Guard Base, 2600 Spruance Drive, New Castle, DE 19720. The 166th AW provides tactical airlift and airdrop of troops and cargo using C-130H2 aircraft, plus aeromedical evacuation, civil engineer and network warfare functions. The Delaware Air National Guard shares the dual-use New Castle Airport (civilian and military) in New Castle County, Delaware. The mission of the 166th Airlift Wing is to provide tactical airlift and airdrop of troops, cargo and passengers using C-130 aircraft, plus aeromedical evacuation, civil engineer and network warfare functions.


B2.11 - Delaware River and Bay Authority

The Delaware River and Bay Authority, DRBA, was created in a Compact between the States of Delaware and New Jersey, the DRBA has an extensive network of structures and facilities designed to provide the public with safe and efficient means of transportation as well as providing economic development and opportunities in the region. This transportation network primarily includes the Delaware Memorial Bridge (DMB), the Cape May-Lewes Ferry (CMLF) and the Forts Ferry Crossing. www.drba.net

The main facilities of the Delaware Memorial Bridge consist of the Twin Spans, three (3) miles of approach roadways with sixteen (16) bridge structures, administration, maintenance and toll buildings, and all necessary appurtenances. The Cape May-Lewes Ferry consists mainly of three (3) ferry vessels, two (2) marine terminals, approach roadways, one (1) bridge structure, administration, maintenance and public buildings, and all necessary appurtenances. The Forts Ferry Crossing includes one (1) passenger carrying marine vessel and three (3) marine docking facilities (Delaware City, Fort Mott, and Pea Patch Island).

The Delaware River and Bay Authority also operates and maintains the New Castle Airport, the Civil Air Terminal, and the Delaware Airpark in Delaware and the Cape May and Millville Airports in New Jersey.