DTA buses will soon be free for Duluth Public Schools
According to the Duluth Transit Authority, beginning Tuesday, January 16th, all Duluth Public School staff and high school students will be able to ride DTA buses for free. Students and staff will just have to show their district issued student or staff ID.
“This program and partnership hits on every one of our strategic directions: supporting every student, advancing equity and improving systems. We are extremely excited to offer this option to our students and staff as a way for all of them to get to work and school safely. This school year we decreased our transportation radius for high school students to 1 mile from their school and this partnership will allow us, and the DTA, to cover that 1 mile radius in an equitable way.”Anthony Bonds, assistant superintendent of teaching, learning and equity.
This is a pilot program that runs through June 6th. Students and staff can use this program at anytime, even on weekends and nights.
“We are already serving some of these community members through the course of our operations, and are happy to welcome more as we aim to test this program. We’d like the chance to make this program a reality, modeling after the successful partnerships we’ve established with area colleges and universities,”DTA General Manager Rod Fournier