New High-Frequency Bus Service Dubbed 'Go Lines' in Duluth

The city of Duluth's reimagined bus transit system will go into effect in Summer 2022 along green and blue "Go Lines."

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November 4, 2021, 6:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

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The Duluth News Tribune reports new details of the Duluth Transit Authority's (DTA) forthcoming high frequency bus routes, dubbed Go Lines.

Relying information announced in an unlinked press release from the DTA, the article explains that the new Go Lines are intended as "the backbone of DTA service," and will be distinguished from other transit service offered by DTA. In addition to 15-minute headways, Go Line routes will feature limited stops for express service and will go into effect next summer.

"The blue line will operate from Spirit Valley to downtown and on to the University of Minnesota Duluth by traveling on Grand Avenue, Superior Street and 21st Avenue East. The green line will operate from downtown to Miller Hill Mall and on to Walmart by traveling on Superior Street, Sixth Avenue East and Central Entrance," according to the article.

The article also notes that the DTA's remaining system will be pared from 33 routes, down to 14 simplified routes.

Planetizen picked up news of the city's plans to revamp its transit system in July 2021. The system changes implemented by Duluth embody a national trend toward redesigning bus systems around a high-frequency grid. The high frequency grid model is perhaps most famously exemplified by a system redesign completed by Houston in 2015.

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