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Weekly Arrowhead Transit trips to Duluth

In February, Arrowhead Transit is proposing to start low-fare weekly round trips to Duluth. It would make the trip each week no matter how many passengers it has. This service would replace the existing twice-monthly Duluth trips that only go if at least five riders have made reservations.

In Duluth, the new weekly service will make a stop at the new Duluth Transportation Center (DTC) where riders can connect with Duluth Transit Authority buses. The DTC also Includes a Jefferson Lines bus station, and the Skyline Shuttle to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport departs from the DECC, across I-35 via skyway.

It is hoped that the new weekly service will not only be more convenient for residents along the North Shore, but also that it might be a transportation option for tourists and other visitors, for students coming and going to school, for workers who need to get back and forth to Duluth, and for people who have errands, shopping and medical appointments in Duluth.

In order to gauge demand for this proposed new service and to  ensure it is structured to  best meet the needs of Cook County residents, Arrowhead Transit requests your answers to these questions:

What day of the week would be the best day for Arrowhead Transit to schedule this new service? The trips will no longer bounce around. If Tuesday is chosen, the bus will run on Tuesday of every week.
What time of day would be the best start time from Grand Marais?
What time of day would be the optimum time to leave Duluth for the return trip up the shore?

Arrowhead Transit is eager to hear from resort owners and others in the tourism industry. Transit officials very much want to know how this new weekly service might be structured to provide a reasonable low-cost transportation alternative for tourists coming to Cook County and for the resort workers who help take care of those tourists.

Larry Rodgers, marketing coordinator for Arrowhead Transit, says the agency wants “to make sure this trip best accommodates those who might use the bus.” He is hopeful that a great many of you will take a few minutes to share your preferences in answer to the questions above.

You may email Larry Rodgers at larry.rodgers@aeoa.org.

You may write him at:
Arrowhead Transit
Larry Rodgers
702 Third Avenue South
Virginia, MN 55792
You may also send them to the Cook County Chamber at ccchamber@boreal.org or P.O. Box 805, Grand Marais, MN 55604. We will ensure that Rodgers gets them. Arrowhead Transit is a member of the Cook County Chamber of Commerce.

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