UMD Student is 6-millionth U-Pass Rider

UMD Celebrates Partnership with DTA

Champ the Bulldog’s mascot, was celebrating a UMD student Wednesday.

That’s because Travis Casper was the 6-millionth rider on the Duluth Transit Authority using the U-Pass system.

The program is a part of the DTA the students use.

The DTA says they’re glad the students are happy with the program.

“We’re very appreciative of the fact that the students find the DTA as a good alternative to driving and parking and all the associated issues with owning and operating a car,” said Dennis Jensen, General Manager of the DTA.

UMD Chancellor Lendley Black says it’s vital for their students and faculty.

“This program is important for many reasons. It certainly supports UMD’s focus on sustainability, it supports our focus to try to provide a kind of environment for our students and faculty and staff, to make this an even better and better place to be,” said Black.

The system is used by UMD, UWS, LSC and CSS.

A bonus, UMD students will soon have easier access to the UMD hockey games once the DTA’s multi-modal center is complete.

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