Duluth transit authority
The Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) provides regular route and STRIDE (Special Transit Ride) services in the cities of Duluth and Proctor, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin.
The transit authority runs 20 fixed bus routes under 16 schedules. With some 2000 bus stops throughout the Twin Ports area, easily accessible bus service is within easy walking distance of nearly 80% of residents in the region.
The Duluth Transit Authority was created by an Act of the Minnesota State Legislature in 1969. A Citizen's Board was formed in 1970 and one of their first decisions was to contract with ATE Management and Services Incorporated to operate and maintain the Duluth Transit Authority. Former employees of the Duluth Superior Street Railway were folded into the operating subsidiary of ATE known as ATE Management Duluth. The original ATE organization eventually was acquired by different companies culminating in its purchase by First Transit Incorporated in 2001. Between April and October, Duluth Transit Authority offers the use of bike racks on their fleet.
|Fare Type||Price||Fare Type||Price|
|Peak Fare||$1.25||EZ-Card||$2.00 (Initial fee)|
|Youth Peak (18 and under)||$1.00||360 Day Adult Pass||$400.00|
|Off-Peak Fare||$0.60||360 Day Teen Pass||$340.00|
|Port Town Trolley||$0.50||180 Day Adult Pass||$200.00|
|Day Pass Ticket||$3.00||180 Day Teen Pass||$170.00|
|7 Day Pass (Adult)||$15.00||90 Day Adult Pass||$100.00|
|7 Day Pass (Teen)||$12.00||90 Day Teen Pass||$85.00|
|31 Day Pass (Adult)||$35.00||31 Day Pass (Teen)||$30.00|
|Summer Teen Pass||$45.00||Stored Value Card||$5.00 to $25.00|
Multi-month passes are provided on EZ-cards. Purchase is possible only from the Downtown Transit Center or the DTA Operations Center. Peak hour service is defined as between 07:00 AM and 09:00 AM and 14:30 PM and 18:00 PM on weekdays.
- Downtown Transit Center - 207 W. Superior Street
- Holiday Center Bus Stop
- Third Avenue East Bus Stop - below First Street on 3rd Avenue East (part of the SMD parking ramp)
- Miller Hill Mall Door Eight Bus Stop
- University of Minnesota Duluth Kirby Plaza Bus Stop
Special Transit RIDE (STRIDE) is a dial a ride service under the auspices of the American Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide public transit service to disabled individuals who are unable to access regular Duluth Transit services. STRIDE operates within a quarter mile of DTA fixed bus routes in the City of Superior and within the confines of the cities of Duluth and Proctor.
STRIDE fares vary between peak and non-peak periods. Peak periods are defined as 7 A.M. to 9 A.M. and 2:30 P.M. to 6 P.M. on weekdays with a fare of $2.50. At all other times service is considered non-peak and therefore qualifies for $1.20 fare.
|Weekdays||06:00 to 23:00||06:00 to 19:00|
|Saturdays||06:00 to 20:00||06:00 to 18:00|
|Sundays||08:00 to 18:00||08:00 to 18:00|
- 1 West Mainline
- 2 Far West
- 3 Proctor
- 4 Ramsey-Raleight/West 8th
- 5 West to the Mall
- 6 Mainline/University Minnesota Duluth (UMD)
- 7 East Mainline/Lakeside
- 9 Piedmont
- 9M Piedmont/Mall
- 10 Duluth Heights/Mall
- 10H Duluth Heights/Mall/6th Avenue
- 11 University Minnesota Duluth (UMD)/East 8th
- 11K University Minnesota Duluth (UMD)/East 8th-Kenwood
- 11M University Minnesota Duluth (UMD)/East 8th-Morley Heights
- 12 Kenwood
- 13 University Minnesota Duluth (UMD)/Woodland via East 4th
- 13U University Minnesota Duluth (UMD) via East 4th
- 13W woodland via East 4th
- 14 West 4th Boulevard/Eklund/Mall
- 14 West 4th/Eklund/Mall/Piedmont
- 15 Park Point
- 15C Canal Park Service
- 16 Duluth - Superior
- 17 City of Superior
- 18 University Minnesota Duluth (UMD)/College of Saint Scholastica (CSS) via Rice Lake Road
- 20 Cirrus/Airpark/UHC
- 20X Hermantown Park & Ride Express
|101-130 (1st)||1970||GMC||T6H-4521||Detroit Diesel 6V71N||Allison|
|131-150 (1st)||1975||GMC||T6H-4523N||Detroit Diesel 6V71N||Allison|
|Detroit Diesel 8V71N||Allison V730||151, 170 sold to MVTA as 506-507.|
|Detroit Diesel 6V92TA||203-205, 208-209 sold to Davenport CitiBus as 1203-1205, 1208-1209 in 2002.|
|Detroit Diesel 6V92TA|
|Detroit Diesel Series 50|
|Detroit Diesel Series 50|
|256-270||1999||Gillig||Low Floor 40'
|271-280||2002||Gillig||Low Floor 29'
|281-290||2004||Gillig||Low Floor 35'
|601||1951||GMC||PD-4103||Detroit Diesel 6-71|
|Allison AT-545||3 units|
- email: email@example.com
- Phone: 218-722-SAVE