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DTA revises services in the Miller Hill Mall area on April 12th in preparation for major road construction there this spring

Published: Expires: 4/30/2009

SYSTEM-WIDE ROUTE AND SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS TO BE IMPLEMENTED

In preparation for major road construction that will begin this spring in the Miller Hill Mall area, the Duluth Transit Authority is revising the way it serves the Miller Hill Mall area and making system-wide adjustments as well. Effective Sunday, April 12th, the DTA will be revising service at the Miller Hill Mall, adjusting schedules and eliminating the non-productive services. As a result of the service revisions at the Mall, boarding times on most schedules will be affected in some way. Riders are advised to obtain new DTA pocket schedules, which will be available at the Downtown Transit Center and area schedule outlets beginning April 6th. New schedules are available for viewing at www.duluthtransit.com.

DTA service changes at the Miller Hill Mall

Due to major road construction scheduled to begin in the Miller Hill Mall area this spring, the DTA revising the way it serves the Miller Hill Mall area. All route 10, 10H, 14 and 9M buses will terminate at the Mall’s Door 8 Bus Stop and a Mall Area Connector shuttle bus will be introduced for service between the Miller Hill Mall, Village Mall, K-Mart, Target, Burning Tree Plaza and Super One. Route 5 and Route 14P buses will not terminate at the Mall Bus Stop and will continue their routing through the Mall area.

  • Mall Area connector service in the Miller Hill Mall area

The Mall Area Connector will provide service every half an hour between the Mall’s Door 8 Bus Stop, Penney’s (New Stop), Village Mall, K-Mart, Target, Burning Tree Plaza and Super One. Transferring to and from Mall Area Connector will be timely. The Mall Area Connector buses will be waiting at the Mall’s Door 8 Bus Stop when buses arrive from and depart to downtown. The Mall Area Connector will operate from 8:50 a.m. to 6:50 p.m. during weekdays; 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays; and from 10:25 a.m. to 5:55 p.m. on Sundays. DTA riders will be able to ride the Mall Area Connector with a valid transfer or the Mall Area Short Hop (MASH) fare of 25 cents.

  • Service to Stone Ridge Shopping Center Expanded

All Route 10 and 10H buses will be routed through the Stone Ridge Shopping Center, with the exception of five late night trips. This will greatly expand DTA service running through the Stone Ridge Shopping Center as service to Home Depot / Olive Garden will be eliminated.

  • Saturday service added to West-to-the-Mall Route 5 schedule

Saturday service will be added to Route 5 between the Zoo at 71 A.W., Miller Hill Mall Bus Stop, Wal-Mart, the St. Louis County Jail and the Airport.

  • Sunday service to Wal-Mart and Airport from Mall’s Door 8 Bus Stop introduced

Hourly Sunday service to Wal-Mart, County Jail and the Airport will be provided from the Mall’s Bus Stop on an hourly basis from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday boarding times to Wal-Mart and Airport will be posted on the Mall Area Connector schedule.

  • New Stop added at Penneys

The Mall Area Connector, routes 5, and 14P will provide service at Penney’s side (north) entrance.

  • West Mainline Route 1 service will be interlined with Route #10 buses during midday hours for direct service to the Mall on weekdays

Route 1 riders going to the Miller Hill Mall will not have to transfer in downtown Duluth, as Route 1 buses will continue to the Mall after arriving downtown. Route 1 buses operate between 71 A.W. and downtown Duluth.

Other DTA route and schedule changes

ROUTE 1 Zoo – Midday service on West Mainline will be expanded on weekdays; Schedule times adjusted for midday and evening service.

This will increase service along the West Mainline between the Zoo at 71st A.W. and downtown during weekdays from three buses an hour to four buses an hour and will ease ridership demands along the busiest corridor in the DTA service area. Most schedule times will be adjusted.

Route 2 New Duluth – Minor weekday schedule adjustments

Weekday Route 2 schedule times for one morning and several afternoon trips adjusted.

  • Saturday Service: Schedule times adjusted 4-10 minutes earlier.
  • Sunday Service: No Changes

Route 2F Fond du Lac – Two weekday morning schedule adjustments

The 6:55 a.m. weekday trip from downtown will depart the Holiday Center 5 minutes earlier at 6:50 a.m.; and the weekday trip departing Fond du Lac at 7:39 a.m. will depart 10 minutes earlier at 7:29 a.m.

Route 3 Proctor – Minor weekday schedule adjustments

Two afternoon trips (4:32 p.m. and 5:27 p.m.) will depart Proctor 5 and 10 minutes earlier than currently scheduled. One afternoon trip (3:10 p.m.) will depart downtown 10 minutes later and one evening trip (6:45 p.m.) will depart downtown 5 minutes earlier.

  • Saturday Service: Schedule times adjusted 3-10 minutes earlier.
  • Sunday Service: No Changes

Route 4 Ramsey Raleigh - Weekday schedule adjustments

Morning and afternoon times will be scheduled 3 to 10 minutes earlier. Afternoon trip (4:32 p.m.) from Ramsey Raleigh will be discontinued.

  • Saturday Service: Schedule times to be adjusted 10 minutes earlier

Route 5 West-to-the-Mall – Schedules adjusted to better serve Lake Superior College students

Schedule times will be adjusted 22 minutes earlier than currently scheduled, which will give Lake Superior College students more time to get to class and catch the bus after class.

  • Saturday Service: New Saturday Service Added. Route 5 buses will not serve Lake Superior College on Saturdays; but will continue to provide service to Walmart, County Jail and Airport.

Route 6 East Mainline / UMD – Schedule adjustments

Weekday Route 6 boarding times at UMD will be scheduled 2-27 minutes earlier. After passing through downtown, Route 6 buses will continue as West Mainline Routes 1, 2 & 3.

  • Saturday Service: Most trips departing downtown will be scheduled 20 minutes earlier. Morning trip from downtown (8:05 a.m.) will be discontinued.

Route 7 East Mainline / Lakeside – Midday boarding times to be scheduled 5-10 minutes earlier on weekdays

Weekday schedule times during midday hours will be scheduled 5-10 minutes earlier. This adjustment will space out the service along East Superior Street.

  • Saturday Service: All schedule times slightly adjusted.
  • Sunday Service: No Changes

Route 8 Fitger’s – DTA discontinues route

Route 8 service between downtown and Fitger’s will be discontinued.

Route 9 Piedmont – Minor schedule adjustments

Route 9 bus departing downtown at 8:20 a.m. on weekdays will provide service to Lake Superior College. Route 9 buses departing downtown Duluth at 5:25 p.m. and 6:25 p.m. will provide additional trips along Morris Thomas and Haines Roads. Two afternoon trips to LSC from downtown will be adjusted 19 minutes earlier than currently scheduled.

Saturday Route 9M Piedmont / Mall – Routing / Schedule adjustments

Weekend Route 9M buses will provide service to and from the Miller Hill Mall Door 8 Bus Stop. Route 9M morning trip from downtown (7:45 a.m.) will be discontinued on Saturday.

Route 10 Duluth Heights / Mall – Downtown departure times between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. to be scheduled 10 minutes later during week.

Route 10 and 10H buses departing downtown between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. during the week will be scheduled 10 minutes later at :25 and :55 of each hour. All Route 10 and 10H buses will be routed through the Stone Ridge Shopping Center, with the exception of five late night trips. All Route 10 and 10H buses will terminate and depart from the Mall’s Door 8 Bus Stop.

  • Saturday Service: No Changes
  • Sunday Service: No Changes

Route 11 East 8th / UMD– Minor Schedule adjustments

Weekday Route 11 buses departing downtown and UMD will be scheduled 5 to 10 minutes later than currently scheduled.

Weekend Route 11K East 8th / UMD / Kenwood – Schedule adjustments

Route 11K buses will depart Kirby 19-25 minutes later than currently scheduled on weekends. Route 11K buses departing downtown at 9:35 a.m. and 10:35 a.m. on Sundays will depart 20 minutes later than currently scheduled. Route 11K buses will serve the College of St. Scholastica on both inbound and outbound trips.

Route 12 Kenwood / UMD – Minor schedule adjustments

Weekday Route 12 buses departing UMD at 6:22 a.m. and 6:51 a.m. will be scheduled earlier at 6:21 a.m. and 6:46 a.m. Route 12 trips currently departing downtown at 6:07 p.m. and departing UMD at 9:26 a.m., 2:55 p.m. and 3:55 p.m. will be discontinued.

Route 13 East 4th / UMD / Woodland – No weekday changes

Saturday Route 13 East 4th / Woodland – Schedule/route adjustments – Service provided to UMD campus on Saturdays

All Saturday trips will be routed into UMD campus. All downtown schedule times have been adjusted ten (10) minutes earlier to accommodate the route extension through UMD campus.

  • Sunday Service: No Changes

Route 13U East 4th / UMD – Minor schedule adjustments

Route 14 West 4th Street / Eklund / Mall – Morning trip added to and from Mall – Schedule Adjustments

A weekday trip will be added from downtown to the Mall at 8:15 a.m.; and from the Mall to downtown at 8:45 a.m. Route 14 trips from downtown at 5:42 p.m. and 6:20 p.m. will be discontinued.

  • Saturday Service: Minor Schedule adjustments

Route 14P West 4th – Eklund – Mall -Piedmont –Schedule Adjustment

Weekday schedule times from downtown will be adjusted 8-10 minutes later than currently scheduled.

Route 15 Park Point – Minor schedule adjustments

Boarding times from downtown between 9:25 a.m. and 3:25 p.m. will be scheduled 15 minutes earlier. Boarding times to downtown between 9:44 a.m. and 3:44 p.m. will be scheduled 12 minutes earlier.

  • Saturday Service: Schedule Adjustment (18-20 minutes earlier)

Route 15C Park Point / Canal Park – DTA reduces Route 15C service in Canal Park to evening service only – Schedule adjustments

Schedule times for these evening trips will be adjusted. Route 15C buses will depart downtown for Canal Park at 7:20 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Route 15C buses will depart Canal Park for downtown at 7:24 p.m., 8:04 p.m. and 9:04 p.m.

Route 16 Duluth-Superior – No weekday changes

  • Weekend Service: Schedule times adjusted (15-24 minutes later) to match midday trip times during the week.

Route 17 Billings Park/South Superior – Minor schedule change

Route 17 Billings Park and South Superior service after 3 p.m. will be scheduled 2 minutes later. This will improve transfer connections with Route 16 Duluth-Superior service at 14th Street and Tower Avenue.

  • Weekend Service: Major Schedule Changes (15-20 minutes later)

Route 18 UMD/CSS via Rice Lake & Arrowhead – No changes

Route 20 Cirrus/Airpark/UHC – No changes

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