Duluth Transit Authority

St. Louis County, DTA Open Vaccine Clinic at Downtown Transit Center

Health officials hoped to bring the shots to more people, and answer questions to help stop any vaccine hesitancy.

DULUTH, Minn.- On Tuesday and Wednesday Duluthians could not only catch a bus at the Duluth Downtown Transit Center — but also get a COVID vaccine there if they wanted. St. Louis County partnered up with the Duluth Transit Authority to open up a clinic at the DTC, the latest in their vaccine outreach efforts. Health officials say they have…

DTA Buses Collecting Fares Again in October, Plexiglass Barriers Added

Service has been free since March, DTA officials said, because drivers lacked the protection needed to collect fares at the front door. 

DULUTH, Minn.- Starting October 1st, it’ll now cost you to ride DTA buses again. Fare collection is resuming as new plexiglass barriers have been installed to protect drivers. Service has been free since March, DTA officials said, because drivers lacked the protection needed to collect fares at the front door. “We started looking for a way to go back to…

DTA Provides Update on Routes as Snow Removal Continues

Duluth Transit Authority Provides Route Updates as Snow Removal Continues

DULUTH, Minn. – David Clark, Director of Marketing for the Duluth Transit Authority released an update on route closures and delays Monday morning. As an update on current DTA operating status: Routes 14W, 15, and 17B are currently not running The Zoo turn-around point is currently closed; we are using Raleigh and 63rd to turn around Routes 18 and 23…

The DTA Celebrates Another Milestone in Long History of Transporting People Around Duluth

The DTA has been Duluth's public transit system since 1883

DULUTH, Minn. – With almost two thousand stops, 75 fixed–route buses and some of the highest ridership in the country, the Duluth Transit Authority has served as an example for transportation systems all over the nation. “In 1883 they had mule–drawn street cars because they needed transportation that was affordable to get people around the community and up the hill,”…

DTA Offers Free Rides to City Center Warming Center

Extended hours are also offered after DTA Board Meeting today

DULUTH, MINN.- The Homeless Person Bill of Rights Coalition of Duluth hoped to get a second warming center approved in the city tonight. Although the DTA rejected that proposed new Warming Center located in the Duluth Transit Authority’s Transportation Center. Instead, the DTA Board voted unanimously to offer free transportation to Duluth’s current Warming Center. These free rides will be…

UMD Inspired Electric Bus Rolls Onto Campus

Students ride for free as long as they show a student ID and school employees pay a small fee for the year.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Transit Authority (DTA)  recently added seven electric buses to its routes, and one of those buses will be seen around University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) giving rides and helping protect the environment. It took a few years for an electric bus displaying Bulldog pride to roll onto the UMD campus, but staff say its perfect timing….

Bus Rodeo Takes Over Duluth

The Bus Rodeo is an opportunity for drivers to put their best skills in gear through 12 obstacles.

DULUTH, Minn.-  Transit bus drivers from across Minnesota are driving to be deemed the best. Don’t worry it’s not a race, they’re competing rodeo style. It’s a unique route unlike any bus drivers would encounter while on the job. “Do things they normally never would do on the street,” judge Tom Gotphery said. It’s the 31st annual Bus Rodeo and…

Twin Ports Residents Peddle Forth on National Bike to Work Day

National Bike to Work Day Events in Duluth and Superior are Organized by the Zeitgeist Center for Arts and Community

DULUTH, Minn. – You may have noticed a few extra bicyclists on the road during your commute across the Twin Ports Friday. It was all to celebrate National Bike to Work Day. It’s a common sight year round throughout many communities in the Northland; bikers strapping on helmets and raising kickstands no matter how cold it gets. “It’s a perfect…

DTA Announces Award of $1.8 Million

The DTA Will use Grant Money to Purchase a new Fare Collection System

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Transit Authority has been awarded a $1.8 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration’s Bus and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program. The DTA says, “This grant will be used to replace an aging fare collection system with a new system that features more functionality for DTA passengers.” According to the DTA announcement, they were one…

Making Fresh Food Accessible in Lincoln Park

The community is reviewing past efforts to turn the "food desert" around.

DULUTH, Minn.- In recent years the Lincoln Park community has been aiming to make fresh foods more accessible. The area was deemed a food desert, meaning there’s no grocery story within 1.5 miles, but community members say progress has been made. Nearly five years ago a campaign was launched to help create better access to healthy food in Lincoln Park….