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State receives funding for downstate ous ;s, facilities Did You Know? The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) will re- ceive more than $1.75 million in federal funding from the U.S. De- partment of Transportation to help finance the purchase of buses and renovate bus facilities, it was an- nounced by Congressman Mike Castle's office earlier this week. The grant will go toward the following: Approximately $960,308 will be used to partially finance 15 new buses, three of which will be used to expand services to the Georgetown and western Sussex County areas. Seven buses will replace existing buses in the Sus- sex resort area and the remaining five will replace buses in the New Transit Continued from page 8 private vehicles dropping of pas- sengers where the bus usually stops. Hickcox was advised to talk to the Rehoboth police chief before the start of next season, asking him to patrol that area more heav- ily during peak hours and keep the traffic moving. One final issue was the type of buses DRT will purchase to re- place the large diesel buses they often use. Rehoboth officials would prefer that they use the smaller gasoline-driven buses, but Hickcox explained that during off-season these buses are used in areas where the smaller buses Late obituaries GregoryJ. Carr, retired conductor Gregory J. Carr, 49, of rural Milton, and formerly of Wilming- ton, died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998, at home. He was born in Wilmington, the son ofBemard Carr of Columbia, S.C., and the late Florence Muras- ki Can'. He was a retired railroad freight conductor for Corm Rail and Am, track out of the Wilmington and Edgemoor terminals. He was a Vietnam veteran, serving with the U.S. Marines. Besides his father, he is sur- vived by his wife of 20 years, Theresa Jean Carr; a daughter, Su- san Can'; four sons, Gregory J. Carr Jr., Brian, Shawn and Patrick, all at home; three broth- ers, Bruce of Wilmington, Kevin of New Caste and Chris of South Carolina; two sisters, Nancy Shut- tie of Columbia, S.C., and Karen Carr of Wilmington; and two grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at noon, Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear. Funeral arrangements were made by Melson Funeral Ser- vices, Long Neck. Castle County area; Approximately $704,000 of the grat will be used to renovate and expand the existing opega- tions and maintenance facility in Georgetown, including construc- tion of a 71-by ll0-foot addition to provide a bus maintenance fa- cility, driver's lounge, rest rooms and lockers, as well as offices for Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) employees; A bus wash facility will be constructed at the Georgetown fa- cility to adequately maintain the expanding fleet in Sussex. Under this grant, $87,714 will go toward the construction of this facility, coupled with $72,286 under a 1997 grant.- would be inadequate. He did, however, assure them that all pos- sibilities would be investigated. City Manager Greg Ferrese ad- vised that they could increase rid- ership into Rehoboth by lowering the weekday daytime parking rates. He told Hickcox that since Rehoboth only charges $2 a day to park fight in town, there is no in- centive for people to park outside of town and take the bus. Geier agreed to go through their records from this summer to examine whether a lower rate during those times might be effective in in- creasing usage. The next meeting of the com- mittee will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, when DTC officials will bring the 1999 pro- posals with them for discussion. 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