DULUTH, MINNESOTA (July 12th, 2019); The Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) and the City of Superior will provide special evening service between downtown Duluth, downtown Superior and the Head of the Lakes Fair, beginning Wednesday, July 17, 2019 and continuing through Saturday, July 20, 2019.
The special evening service to the Head of the Lakes Fair will depart downtown Duluth hourly at the Duluth Transportation Center from 6:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m., with service along Tower Avenue towards South Superior. Return trips from the Fairgrounds will run hourly from 6:40 p.m. with the last return trip to downtown Superior and downtown Duluth leaving the Fairgrounds at 10:45 p.m.
Daytime bus service to the Head of the Lakes Fair is available on the DTA’s regular Route 17 weekday service.
Sunday service to the Head of the Lakes Fair includes DTA regular route service to the Fairgrounds on Route 17 from 10:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. The last Route 17 bus departs the Fairgrounds on Tower Avenue at 5:40 p.m. and makes transfer connections in downtown Superior at the Tower Avenue and 14th Street time point with the Route 16 bus at 6:12 p.m. Route 16 Duluth-Superior buses also provide service to Superior on Sunday; connecting with Route 17 buses to the Fairgrounds.
Special Evening Service Schedule for Head of the Lakes Fair
(Service between downtown Duluth, downtown Superior and Fairgrounds)
Wednesday, July 17th thru Saturday, July 20th, 2019
DTA departs Duluth Transportation Center in Downtown Duluth for Superior:
6:15 p.m.; 7:15 p.m.; 8:15 p.m.; 9:15 p.m.; 10:15 p.m.
DTA departs Downtown Superior (14th & Tower) for Fairgrounds:
6:28 p.m.; 7:28 p.m.; 8:28 p.m.; 9:28 p.m.; 10:28 p.m.
DTA departs Fairgrounds for Downtown Superior & Duluth:
6:40 p.m.; 7:40 p.m.; 8:40 p.m.; 9:45 p.m.; 10:45 p.m.
DULUTH, MINNESOTA (June 19, 2019) In keeping with a long-standing tradition, the Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) will once again transport participants in Grandma’s Marathon to the starting line.
DTA buses will supplement the substantial number of contracted buses to transport runners in both the full-and-half marathons. The DTA is expected to provide a minimum of 37 full-sized transit vehicles for the event. Due to federal regulations, the DTA is normally prohibited from providing such charter services in competition with private bus operators, however, in events having regional significance that would be impacted by a lack of available vehicles, the DTA can partner with private bus operators for such services.
This year, 35 DTA buses will be utilized at the Miller Hill Mall boarding site. Runners in the Gary Bjorklund Half Marathon can board DTA buses at that location between 4:30a.m. and 5:15 a.m. Runners in the full Grandma’s Marathon can board one of 11 DTA buses at the same location and 4 buses at Saint Scholastica’s Summer Hall between 5:45a.m. and 6:15 a.m. All passengers must have their official event race number visible to board the DTA shuttle buses.
As an added service to benefit the transport of participants throughout the day, any runner participating in the half-or-full marathon can ride for FREE on any DTA bus the entire day of Saturday, June 16th using their race numbers. This includes Route 19 (Port Town Trolley).
During the races, Jefferson Lines and Indian Trails will not be able to operate out of the Duluth Transportation Center (DTC) due to the closure of Superior Street. Intercity bus operations will be temporarily relocated to the DTA parking lot located next to the M&H gas station at 1230 West Michigan Street. All Jefferson Lines and Indian Trails buses between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. will arrive and depart from that location. Access to DTA regular route buses are available at this site. Passengers seeking further information on detour routing and bus schedules are advised to visit duluthtransit.com.
The Duluth Transit Authority will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the legislation to form the DTA.
You are cordially invited to attend this event on Friday, June 14, 2019 at the Duluth Transportation Center located at 3rd Avenue West and Michigan Street. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. with remarks from Duluth Mayor Emily Larson. DTA General Manager Phil Pumphrey will announce the launch of the new DTA website.
Please join us for this free event. Refreshments will be served.
Philip O. Pumphrey
Duluth Transit Authority (DTA)
DULUTH, MINNESOTA (June 3, 2019) – The Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) and the Lake Superior Zoo announced their Community Marketing Partnership today and unveiled a new bus wrap that features the Lake Superior Zoo’s new logo and bus routes that travel to the community attraction located in West Duluth.
The DTA has four bus routes (1, 2, 4 and 5) that provide 120 trips to the zoo located at 710 Fremont St.
DULUTH, MINNESOTA (May 30, 2019) – The Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) and the Lake Superior Zoo will host a joint press conference on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. on the grounds of the Lake Superior Zoo located at 7210 Fremont St, Duluth, MN 55807.
DTA General Manager, Phil Pumphrey, and Lake Superior Zoo Chief Executive Officer, Erik Simonson, will make statements announcing their Community Marketing Partnership. A new co-branded bus wrap will also be unveiled at the event. The design of this bus wrap features the Lake Superior Zoo’s new logo and promotes the DTA’s convenient service to the community attraction located in West Duluth.
DULUTH, MINNESOTA (May 18, 2019) – At approximately 12:48 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019, a Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) bus was involved in an accident with a pedestrian at 3rd Avenue West and Superior Street. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital for treatment. This accident is currently under investigation by the Duluth Police Department (DPD), the Minnesota State Patrol and the DTA. More information will be provided to the public as it develops and is confirmed.
Please note that DTA Route 20 and Route 22 will be completely discontinued effective 8/25/19.
DULUTH, MINNESOTA (May 30, 2019) – The Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) Board of Directors approved service changes at their monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 to Route 20 and Route 22 that will be effective August 25, 2019. These routes will be completely discontinued.
The DTA Board of Directors also approved a proposed pilot route that will loop through the Bayfront area and added a morning trip to Route 5. These service changes will also be effective August 25, 2019.
DULUTH, MINNESOTA (April 3, 2019) – The Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) Board of Directors approved service changes to Routes 20, 21, and 22 at their monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 27th that will be effective June 2, 2019. DTA service for Routes 5 and 23 will be unchanged.
Route Service Details:
- Route 5 will be unchanged.
- Route 23 will be unchanged.
- Route 21 will be discontinued.
- Route 20 service will change to two morning trips “From Downtown” and two afternoon trips “To Downtown.” Routing will be adjusted to Central Entrance from 6th Avenue East to Pecan Avenue.
- Route 22 will be bidirectional hourly service from London Road and 26th Avenue East through downtown Duluth to Lincoln Park middle School (LPMS). The first trip departs downtown for LPMS at 7:15 a.m. with the last trip departing LPMS at 1:34 p.m. After 1:34 p.m., Route 22 will be 30-minute service between the Duluth Transportation Center (DTC) and London Road up to 26th Avenue East until the last trip departs the DTC at 8:46 p.m.
DULUTH, MINNESOTA (April 4, 2019) – The Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) will detour Bus Routes 6, 7, 10H, 11, 12, 13, 20, 22 traveling to-and-from the Duluth Transportation Center (DTC) effective Monday, April 8, 2019. This detour is due to Phase II of the Superior Street Reconstruction Project. The initial stage of Phase II will close Superior Street from Lake Avenue to just west of 3rd Avenue East. This detour will last until the initial stage of Phase II is completed. The DTA will update this Superior Street reconstruction detour once the second stage of Phase II begins causing the closure of 3rd Avenue East.
The initial DTA detour for Phase II of the Superior Street Reconstruction project will be as follows…
Outbound (From DTC) to Routes 6, 7, 10H, 11, 12, 13, 20 & 22:
Regular route to Superior Street and Lake Avenue then detour via left on Lake Avenue to 2nd St., right on 2nd St. and back to regular route.
Detour routing to 2nd St. and 3rd Ave. E. then down 3rd Ave. E. to Superior Street and back to regular route.
Inbound (To DTC) from the east:
All buses using 3rd Ave. E. will detour via regular route to 3rd Ave. E. and 1st St., then continue on 1st St, (or right on 1st St. if coming down 3rd Ave. E. from 3rd St.) to 2nd Ave. W., left on 2nd Ave. W. to Superior Street, right on Superior Street and then regular route to DTC.
Route 22: Regular route to 3rd Ave. E. and Superior Street then 3rd Ave. E. to 1st St. and detour routing.
DULUTH, MINNESOTA (March 13, 2019) – The Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) named Bus Operator, Brian Rapp, the Employee of the Year for 2018 and presented 99 employees awards for safe performance.
Brian began working at the DTA as a full-time Bus Operator in July of 2017 and was presented the DTA Employee of the Month award in February of 2018. This is his first DTA Employee of the Year Award.
The Employee of the Year award was given at the 37th Annual DTA Employee Safety & Recognition Award Breakfast, which was held at the DTA Operating Center on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.
The DTA recognized and commended 81 bus operators and 18 maintenance employees who worked the entire year without a preventable or lost-time accident with a cumulative total of 935 years of accident-free service.
Several DTA employees reached significant safety milestones. Eight reached 5 years of accident-free service, two at 10 years, one at 25 years and one Bus Operator, Brian Moe, reached 30 years of accident-free service. 8 DTA employees were recognized for a perfect attendance record in 2018.