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  • Ride the DTA for Free on New Year's Eve after 5:00 p.m.

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    December 13, 2018
    Media Contact:
    Heath Hickok
    Director of Marketing



    Ride the DTA for Free on New Year’s Eve after 5:00 p.m.

    DULUTH, MINNESOTA (December 13, 2018)The Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) is partnering with Bernick’s, KBJR/KDLH, Townsquare Media, and the Duluth News Tribune to provide free bus rides on New Year’s Eve.  Ride free on all regular-route buses beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 31, 2018.  

    The free fares will be offered throughout the DTA’s service area including all of Duluth and Superior.  Service will be extended on most DTA routes until after 12:00 midnight with the last bus departing the Duluth Transportation Center (DTC) downtown at 2:55 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

    “Bernick’s is proud to be a part of the DTA Ride Free campaign.  Ensuring people have a safe way to get home after celebrating the New Year is important to Bernick’s and our community,” said Jason Bernick, Director of Corporate Affairs at Bernick’s.

    MEDIA ALERT: There will be an official DTA press conference about the campaign at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 in the Mayor’s Reception Room at the Duluth City Hall.  

    Press Conference Itinerary:
    • Phil Pumphrey, DTA General Manager
    • Emily Larson, City of Duluth Mayor
    • Mike Tusken, City of Duluth Chief of Police
    • Jason Bernick, Bernick’s Director of Corporate Affairs
    If you would like more information on this press release or to schedule an interview with DTA General Manager, Phil Pumphrey, please contact DTA Director of Marketing, Heath Hickok, at 218-623-4314.
    The DTA’s mission is to provide a public transit service that is safe, convenient, efficient and affordable.  It has been providing reliable service to the Duluth area for more than 132 years.  The DTA has over 150 employees and 66 buses that provide service throughout the Twin Ports.  The DTA Operating Center is located at 2402 West Michigan Street, Duluth, MN 55806 and the Duluth Transportation Center (DTC) is located at 228 West Michigan Street, Duluth, MN 55802.

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