DTA's Plan & Ride Instructions
DTA's Plan & Ride Tool powered by Google Transit makes it easier for people in the Duluth Transit's service area to find Transit Directions via Google Transit for the Duluth Transit Authority.
First enter your starting and ending Address, City and State into the To and From Boxes.
Or if you would like start typing in a landmark name. A box with possible suggestions will show up. Or if something is not in the list you can always try to enter it and google will give you possible places that match your entry.
In the date and time boxes enter the Date and Time and whether you want to arrive at your destination at the selected time or depart from your location at the selected time.
Then just click the Submit Button. It will take you to the Google Maps page for your directions via public transit.
On the middle of the left side of the screen you will see the directions showing you time details which bus route to take, travel times, walking directions (if needed) and other useful information. Such if you transfer how much time you have in between transfers.
The walking directions and times are provided by Google itself and Google says to use caution because the walking route may be missing sidewalks or pedestrian paths. Also sometimes the walking time may not be exactly realistic.
On the right side of the screen you will see a map showing the path you will take with the selected directions. You can click the little icons of the bus or person walking to get more in depth information. You can also see where on the route map you will switch between buses if you have a transfer.
For some trips you might find that there are more than one possible way of taking the trip where one might take less time or one might take longer but get you to your destination at an earlier time.
Above where your directions are listed if there are multiple different possible routes there will be a list with other suggested trips. Click on one to switch directions and maps.
Google Transit is a helpful tool for anyone trying to figure out a simple way to get from point A to point B.