DTA blames staffing shortage for for temporary bus route pauses
DULUTH, MN-- Duluth Transit Authority travelers will see a pause in a few of the company’s bus routes due to staff shortage.
The DTA announced Monday they will pause Route 5 (which runs between western Duluth and the Miller Hill area), and the Port Town Trolley serving the waterfront.
This comes amid a shortage of bus operators.
As a function of the Route 5 pausing, this will also impact Inbound Route 10E trip Departing Door 8 at 7:05 a.m. and Outbound Route 1 Zoo trip departing DTC at 7:35 a.m. weekdays.
A Route 9MT trip departing the Piedmont Park and Ride at 7:07 a.m., which arrives downtown at 7:23 a.m. will also be paused.
These individual trips, while not part of Route 5 are connected via interlined service, and will also be paused until the 5 service returns.
These temporary changes will go into effect Sunday, June 26.
The company says they have several current openings for Bus Operators and other positions.
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