07-0647R


RESOLUTION CHANGING BUS STOP LOCATIONS.

BY COUNCILOR REINERT:

     The city council finds:

     (a)  The Duluth Transit Authority has studied Downtown transit passenger usage and proposed changes in bus stop locations; and

     (b)  The DTA has held public hearings and open meetings as well as met with specific interest groups in the Downtown; and

     (c)  The DTA plan better serves its customers as well as the Downtown; and

     (d)  The DTA has requested that the city of Duluth formally designate these stops.

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Duluth City Council hereby approves the DTA request to modify Downtown bus stops by:

     (a)  Moving the library (Sixth Avenue West and Superior Street, SE corner) stop to the first 100 feet after the crosswalk (currently 125 feet), sidewalk extended; and

     (b)  Shortening the Transit Center East stop (center of the block starting at east side of 214 West Superior Street and going west) from 167 feet to 100 feet, sidewalk extended; and

     (c)  Shortening the Holiday stop (center of the block starting at the east side of the Holiday entrance and going east) from 162 feet to 100 feet, sidewalk extended; and

     (d)  Creating a new stop at Second Avenue West and Superior Street, southeast corner, extending east 100 feet after the crosswalk, sidewalk extended; and

     (e)  Creating a new stop at Lake Avenue and Superior Street, northwest corner, extending 60 feet after the crosswalk; and

     (f)  Creating a new stop at Lake Avenue and Superior Street, southeast corner, extending 85 feet after the crosswalk; and

     (g)  Creating new stops on Michigan Street near 30th Avenue West in conjunction with the Heritage Hockey complex; and

     (h)  Creating a new stop at Third Avenue East and Second Street, southeast corner, first 60 feet from the crosswalk.

     Changes to be effective upon completion of construction for stops (a) through (g) and immediately for stop (h).


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution rearranges the location of some bus stops.