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  • DTA Partners with Local Stakeholders on Traffic Signal Priority Rollout

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    October 06, 2020
    Duluth Transit Authority
    David Clark, Director of Marketing


    DTA Partners with Local Stakeholders on Traffic Signal Priority Rollout

    The Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) is announcing some exciting new changes along a section of Grand Avenue.  Several signals between Carlton Street and 59th Avenue West will have Transit Signal Priority (TSP) software installed.  TSP helps keep buses on time by situationally extending a green light for buses or shortening the length of a red light.  This process is accomplished through communication between on-board bus technology and stationary traffic signals.

    “We are very excited about the benefits of this project because it will improve travel time for thousands of passengers daily in West Duluth.”  “We want to thank Alliant Engineering, the City of Duluth, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation for their contributions to making this happen,”  remarked Phil Pumphrey, DTA General Manager.

    In addition to this TSP component are a series of bus stop changes along this section of Grand Ave.  The DTA will be removing five current bus stops and better positioning another five to improve efficiency and take further advantage of the TSP benefits.  A notice has been installed at each of the bus stops affected by this project.  Bus stop changes will begin on Oct 12th.

    As a reminder, the DTA encourages passengers to arrive at their bus stop at least five minutes before the scheduled arrival time.  The public can also help keep buses moving efficiently by having their fare ready prior to boarding.

    For more information www.duluthtransit.com

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