DTA Will Provide Free Service With No Fares Beginning 3/18
The DTA, in response to the current needs of the public with the Covid-19 virus.
In a press release, the DTA announced that fares will not be charged on any of the routes starting Wednesday, March 18th and that includes the STRIDE Paratransit Bus. This is in response to some of the closings and cancellations that have been taking place across the city of Duluth. With restaurants going to pick up only and reduced hours.
They also announced some reductions in their services. According to the DTA website following routes will be canceled Weekdays and Saturdays until further notice:
- Route 4
- Route 5 (No Service Saturday or Sunday)
- Route 15 (On-Demand Trips)
- Route 24 (Saturdays only)
- Route 25 (DuLooper)
Duluth Transit Center Hours have also changed to:
- 5:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
- 6:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday
- 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sundays
From a news post on the DTA website they went on to say:
Further, late evening service will also be curtailed. The last buses leaving the downtown area on weekdays and Saturdays will be 9:20 p.m. On Sunday, the last buses leaving the downtown area will be 7:00 p.m. Route 15 will be an on-demand service for the entirety of the route 15 service day. When a Park Point passenger calls the DTA information line, it will be forwarded to the DTA dispatcher and a show-up operator will use a small Stride van to transport that passenger from their bus stop to DTC, or a stop between their bus stop and DTC only. Return trips will run only from DTC to their bus stop. We are still finalizing these changes and will update as needed.