DTA Route and Schedule Changes Proposed for September 1, 2013
Published: Expires: 8/7/2013
DULUTH, MINNESOTA (June 10, 2013) – The Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) will be making several major changes to routes and schedules beginning this September. Some of the changes are refinements designed to better serve the DTA’s passengers. The reductions in service on the routes 20, 15c, 14, and 4 are directly tied to a reduction in Federal Aid. A public meeting to gather input on these proposed changes has been set for Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at the DTA Operations Center.
These changes will require the reprinting of all hand schedules along with the rider maps we have throughout our bus-stop shelters and transit centers. All of our scheduling information on our website will also be updated along with our Plan & Ride and Web Watch systems.
The details pertaining to these route and schedule changes are listed below. The DTA will make every effort to keep the public informed of these changes when they occur on September 1, 2013. Final review of the changes will take place at a special DTA Board meeting scheduled tentatively for August 7, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at the DTA.
Weekday route 1 West Mainline/Zoo trip departing the Holiday Center stop at 3:10p.m. to change to 3:20p.m.
Weekday route 3 Proctor trip departing the Holiday Center stop at 3:15p.m. to change to 3:05p.m.
Weekday route 3 Proctor trip departing the Holiday Center stop at 3:40p.m. to change to 3:50p.m.
Weekday route 3 Proctor trip departing Proctor at 4:27p.m. to change to 4:37p.m.
Weekday route 2 New Duluth trips after 6p.m. to depart Holiday Transit stop at 20 minutes after each hour. Last trip departs Holiday Transit stop at 12:20a.m.
Weekday route 1 West Mainline/Zoo trips at 8:40p.m. and 9:40p.m. to change to 8:50p.m. and 9:50p.m.
Weekday route 2 New Duluth trips between 7 pm and 11 p.m. to depart New Duluth at 12 minutes after each the hour. After 11p.m. to depart on the hour. Last trip to depart at 1a.m.
Two weekday route 4 trips to be eliminated. The trip departing the Holiday Center Stop at 6:20p.m., and the trip departing Raleigh St. & 62nd AW at 6:52p.m.
Weekday routes 6 to depart UMD inbound on the hour after 7p.m.
Weekday route 6 departing the Transit Center at 7:10p.m. to change to 7:15p.m., 8:15p.m. to 8:30p.m., and 9:15p.m. to 9:30p.m.
Weekday route 6 departing UMD at 3:06p.m. to change to 2:56p.m., 6:32p.m. to 6:40p.m., 6:52p.m. to 7p.m., 7:32p.m. trip eliminated, 7:49p.m. to 8p.m. 8:35p.m. to 9p.m., and 9:35p.m. to 10p.m.
Saturday route 6 departing the Transit Center at 11:45a.m. to change to 11:35a.m.
Weekday route 7 departing the Transit Center at 2:35p.m. to change to 2:45p.m., 5:10p.m. to change to 5:20p.m., 7:40p.m. to change to 7:50p.m., and 8:40p.m. to 8:50p.m.Route 7A at 9:40p.m. changed to 9:50p.m., and 10:40p.m. to 10:50p.m.
Weekday route 7 departing Lakeside at 2:55 to change to 3:05p.m., 5:30p.m. to 5:40p.m., 8:20p.m. to 8:30p.m., 9:20p.m. to 9:30p.m. Inbound route 7A at 9:52p.m. to change to 10:01p.m. and the 10:51p.m. trip to 11:01p.m.
All Weekday Piedmont trips with layovers at Piedmont Ave. and Morris Thomas in the a.m. and Piedmont and Decker Road in the p.m. will begin taking layovers at the Piedmont Park and Ride.
Trips from downtown will depart at their currently scheduled times, terminating at Piedmont Park and Ride.
Trips to downtown will depart the Piedmont Park and Ride and arrive downtown at the Transit Center at the currently Scheduled times except for the 7:10p.m. will now arrive downtown at 7:15p.m., and the 8:10p.m. will arrive downtown at 8:20p.m. with the same shift in times at the Piedmont Park and Ride on those two trips. Proposed 9 Schedule
Weekday route 10E to provide service to Basswood Ave., Swan Lake Road, Eklund Ave., and Maple Grove Road with 4 outbound trips departing downtown at 5:50a.m., 3:25p.m., 4:25p.m., and 5:25p.m., and 2 inbound trips departing Miller Mall Door 8 at 6:15a.m., and 7:10a.m., arriving downtown at 6:40a.m. and 7:35a.m.
Weekday route 10 trips to depart the Transit Center at 20 minutes after the hour after 7p.m.
Weekday route 10 trips to depart Miller Mall door 8 at 56 minutes after the hour after 7:30p.m.
Weekday route 11m from downtown at 7:36a.m. will change to 7:32a.m.
Weekday route 11, and 11K to depart UMD on the hour from 6p.m. to 1a.m.
Weekday route 11k trips to depart the Transit Center at 20 minutes after the hour after 6p.m.
Saturday route 11k trips after 7p.m., and Sunday trips after 6p.m. to discontinue providing service to the College of Saint Scholastica. Inbound trips will continue to provide service to CSS.
One weekday route 12 trip to downtown, departing UMD at 7:08p.m., to be eliminated.
Weekday route 13 to downtown to depart UMD on the hour after 7p.m.
Two weekday route 13 trips to be eliminated. The trip departing downtown from the Transit Center at 6:40p.m., and the trip departing the Woodland Park & Ride at 7:17p.m., heading to downtown.
Weekday and Saturday route 14 and 14P to be eliminated, replaced with route 14W, providing service to west 4th Blvd., 10th Ave. W., Skyline Parkway, and Mesaba Ave. weekdays departing downtown at 6:23a.m., 7:00a.m., 8:08a.m., 10:30a.m., 12:30p.m., 2:40p.m., 4:06p.m., 4:59p.m., and 5:50p.m. and Saturday departing downtown at 10:00a.m., 12:00p.m., 2:00p.m., and 4:00p.m. All trips from downtown would loop back inbound via Skyline Parkway, Mesaba Ave., West 7th Street, Skyline Parkway returning to downtown.
Weekday route 10E to provide service to Basswood Ave., Swan Lake Road, Eklund Ave., and Maple Grove Road with 4 trips from downtown at 5:50a.m., 3:25p.m., 4:25p.m., and 5:25p.m., and 2 trips to downtown departing Miller Mall Door 8 at 6:15a.m., and 7:10a.m., arriving downtown at 6:40a.m. and 7:35a.m.
Three weekday evening route 15C trips to be eliminated.
The last Sunday route 16 to Downtown will depart Tower and 14th Avenue in Superior at 7:01p.m. rather than at 7:03p.m. to provide a better connection with route 2 from downtown Duluth at Garfield Avenue and Superior Street.
Weekday route 18 will depart from UMD on the hour from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
To be discontinued.