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The DTA's mission is to provide a public transit service that is safe, convenient, efficient and affordable.

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 the bus.
  • 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 the bus.
  • 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.

Small Umbrella Stroller Umbrella Stroller blue umbrella 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

canvas shopping cart foldable shopping carts


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."

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