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  • DTA to Hold Virtual Open Public Comment Open House on Proposed Fare Changes

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    January 19, 2021
    David Clark
    Director of Marketing
    Duluth Transit Authority

    dclark@duluthtransit.com
    218-722-7283


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    DTA to Hold Virtual Open Public Comment Open House on Proposed Fare Structure Changes

    January 18, 2021,  Plans are in place for The Duluth Transit Authority to hold a Public Comment Open House event virtually on Monday, January 25th regarding the following proposed changes to fare structure:

     
    • The reduction of a single-day bus pass with unlimited rides from $4.00 to $3.00;
    • The reduction of a seven-day bus pass with unlimited rides during that period from $17.00 to $15.00;
    • The reduction of a 31-day youth bus pass from $37.50 to $30.00.
     
    The DTA proposes to discontinue the acceptance of pennies in its fareboxes to speed up boarding, and to discontinue the sale of 90/180/360-day pass formats.  The 90-day Summer youth pass for ages 5-19 will, however, still be available.  The proposed changes have been approved by the Duluth Transit Authority Board of Directors to proceed forward for public comment under our Public Comment Policy and Title VI program.

    The DTA will hold a public hearings/comment meeting via Zoom on Monday, January 25th, from 3:00p.m-5:00p.m. Members of The Duluth Transit Authority leadership team will be on hand to answer questions and receive comments.  Comments can also be sent by mail to DTA/Route Changes at 2402 W. Michigan Street, Duluth, MN 55806 or via email to planning@duluthtransit.com

    DTA General Manager Phil Pumphrey noted “These changes are designed to simplify the system, expedite the boarding process, and encourage ridership.”

    Below is the attendee information for the Zoom session:

    Topic: DTA Fare Change Public Open House
    Time: Jan 25, 2021 03:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85704836124?pwd=TFVuZStLU2R0eUZCeUptd3FzcjdhUT09
     
    Meeting ID: 857 0483 6124
    Passcode: 189560
    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kK5Kues4i

    Please direct any questions or other inquiries regarding this event or the proposed changes to me.

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