For Your Safety
Please follow these rules of safety and courtesy:
- Tobacco use, eating, or drinking, are not allowed on the bus.
- Please take your trash with you. Do not litter the floor or leave trash on the seat.
- Upon boarding the bus, please be seated as soon as possible.
- Once you have requested a stop, please remain seated until the bus completely stops.
- After getting off the bus, please refrain from walking too close to the side of
- When boarding or getting off the bus in wintry weather, please be careful on the
steps. They may be icy or slick.
- Please refrain from talking to the bus operator while the bus is moving. Passenger
safety is the driver's main concern.
- Loud radio playing is not allowed on the bus. While you are welcome to use earphones,
keep in mind that "too loud" is when other passengers can hear your music.
- On bad weather days, help us accommodate more passengers by moving to the rear of
- Never stand beyond the yellow line in the front of the bus. This is distracting
and limits driver's field of vision.
- Dogs, cats, birds or other animals shall not be permitted aboard a bus except under the following conditions:
- Animals or birds that are in a secured cage or carrier. Cages or carriers must be stowed on the passengers's lap or on the floor; but not in the aisle. A seat cannot be used for storage if it is needed for another passenger. Animals and birds must remain in the cage or carrier for the duration of the bus ride.
- Service animals when properly leashed and accompanying a person with disabilities (See ADA - Section # 4.41)
- An official patrol dog accompanying a police officer.
- Please take time to report anything unusual or unsatisfactory to your driver.
- The DTA's Policy for Profanity on DTA buses or transit facilities
is ZERO TOLERANCE. If you use profanity or wear clothing with profanity displayed
you will be directed to leave. If you refuse, you will be in violation of Minnesota
state Law 609.855 - Crimes against transit providers and operators subdivision 2.6
and will be subject to arrest and prosecution.
Passenger Safety Policy
Passengers must keep the bus aisles clear of all personal items. The purpose of this policy is to assure that passengers
have safe access to seats and that aisles are safe for walking. Aisles must also
be kept unobstructed in the event that an emergency evacuation is necessary.
Passengers must be seated in available seats. Carry on items may not be stored in
the aisle. All items must be stored either under or between the seats. Items that
are too large to be stored within the seating area are not allowed on the bus. Stored
items must not occupy seats that are required for other passengers. Items may not
be stored in the area in the front of the bus reserved for passengers with disabilities.
Routes that have high load counts, at times, require some passengers to stand. Standing
loads are permitted providing passengers take seats as they become available.
This policy does not restrict the use of the aisle for storage of personal assistance
devices necessary for passengers with disabilities to use transit service such as
walkers, canes, oxygen generators or bottles and service animals as covered within
the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) if these items cannot
be stored between the seats.
Stroller models that can be easily folded and placed between bus seats are readily
available from local retailers in both Duluth and Superior. Prices range between
$15.00 and $60.00 depending on the size of the stroller.
Shopping carts that can be folded and placed between seats are available from many
internet suppliers and sell for $30.00 to $65.00
It's against the law!
Persons who unlawfully obtain DTA services through the fraudulent use of an expired,
ineligible or invalid DTA fare card or College / School ID are guilty of fare evasion
Bus operators have the authority to enforce DTA fare payment policy and examine
all fare cards and College/School IDs. When used illegally as fare payment, College
IDs may be confiscated. Violators will be prosecuted! In compliance with MINNESOTA 609.855 CRIMES AGAINST TRANSIT all persons found guilty of
fare evasion are subjet to a fine of not more than $3,000 and can be imprisoned
for up to a year."