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STAR Transit closed on Memorial Day


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:  Kim Britton, Marketing Director

STAR TRANSIT CLOSED ON MEMORIAL DAY

TERRELL, Texas (May 17, 2017) – STAR Transit announces that it will be closed Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.

  • STAR Transit will be closed Monday, May 29th and will reopen Tuesday at 8:00 am.
  • This includes the DART Express Bus Route 282 (COMPASS), Balch Springs Midtown Express, Seagoville Express, Hutchins Shuttle and the Kaufman Trolley.  These routes will resume service on Tuesday at their normal time.

For more information call 877-631-5278, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm or visit www.STARtransit.org.

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About STAR Transit – Founded in 1980, STAR Transit’s mission is to provide affordable and convenient transportation to the general public and persons with disabilities for access to goods and services, with a high quality, well trained staff, operators and fleet. STAR Transit is a political sub-division of the state of Texas and provides over 194,000 rides per year.  STAR Transit is headquartered in Terrell, Texas.

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE | Job Access, Reverse Commute & Senior Transportation in the city of Hutchins

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that STAR Transit will hold one public meeting to involve citizen participation regarding Job Access, Reverse Commute Transportation & Senior Transportation in the city of Hutchins.  STAR Transit will provide information regarding routes including access to a DART rail station.  Anyone wishing to make comments is invited to attend the meeting and express their views.

Public Meeting Details:
Monday, May 15th at 11:00 AM
Hutchins Senior Center (500 W Hickman St, Hutchins, TX 75141)

Hutchins Senior Center is accessible to persons using wheelchairs and others with disabilities.  Informational material is available in large print.  Assistive listening devices, materials in other alternative formats, American Sign Language interpreters and other accommodations will be made available upon request.  Contact Teresa Elliott, 469-474-2309 (V), 1- 800-RELAY TX (735-2989) (TTY).  Providing at least 72 hours notice (or two weeks notice for American Sign Language interpreters) will help to ensure availability.

Un traductor español estará disponible. (A Spanish translator will be available.)

The public comment period will be open through the close of business on May 29, 2017. To give comments, call 469-474-2309 or send comments to contact@STARtransit.org. You can also download and print the comment form here.

Limited Schedule For April 14th


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:  Kim Britton, Marketing Director

STAR TRANSIT ANNOUNCES LIMITED SCHEDULE FOR APRIL 14TH

TERRELL, Texas (April 5, 2017) – STAR Transit announces limited schedule for Friday, April 14th.

  • In observance of Good Friday, STAR Transit will be closed Friday, April 14th and will reopen on Monday morning. This includes On Demand Service and the Kaufman Trolley.
  • STAR Transit will operate regular schedules for the DART Express Bus Route 282 (COMPASS), Balch Springs Midtown Express,  Seagoville Express and the Hutchins Shuttle Service.

For more information, call 877-631-5278, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

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About STAR Transit – Founded in 1980, STAR Transit’s mission is to provide affordable and convenient transportation to the general public and persons with disabilities for access to goods and services, with a high quality, well trained staff, operators and fleet. STAR Transit is a political sub-division of the state of Texas and provides over 192,000 rides per year.  STAR Transit is headquartered in Terrell, Texas. For more information visit www.STARtransit.org.

5th Annual Annie Jones Driver Excellence Award Nominations Open

Brittney Tree
Manager, My Ride Dallas
Dallas Area Agency on Aging
214-954-4243
www.myridedallas.org

The 5th Annual Annie Jones Driver Excellence Award nominations are open! Nominate your drivers online here: http://myridedallas.org/blog/annie-jones-award/.  Any driver in Dallas County can be nominated by their rider.  They can be a public transit driver, driver at a nonprofit agency, a friend from church who volunteers to drive a senior to medical appointments, etc.  Nomination forms are due on June 2.

For those that are unfamiliar with the award:
Courteous, respectful drivers make a difference. To recognize drivers who best exemplify our commitment to courteous and respectful service, MY RIDE presents the Annie Jones Driver Excellence Award.

This community-based award celebrates drivers who go above and beyond to make riders feel safe, comfortable and valued. It’s an opportunity for riders to nominate the drivers who make a difference in their lives.

Annie Jones has been a force to be reckoned with on transportation issues since 1984. Jones chained her wheelchair to a greyhound bus to protest the lack of support people with disabilities received from public transportation. At that time, neither greyhound buses nor DART buses were wheelchair accessible.

Thanks to the efforts of activists like Annie Jones, attention is being given to the transportation needs of older adults and people with disabilities. We take great pride in naming our most prestigious award in honor of her dedicated work.

LIMITED SCHEDULE FOR FEBRUARY 20TH

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:  Kim Britton, Marketing Director

STAR TRANSIT ANNOUNCES LIMITED SCHEDULE FOR FEBRUARY 20TH

TERRELL, Texas (February 13, 2017) – STAR Transit announces limited schedule for Monday, February 20, 2017.

  • In observance of Presidents’ Day, STAR Transit will be closed Monday, February 20th and will reopen on Tuesday morning. This includes On Demand Service and the Kaufman Trolley.
  • STAR Transit will operate regular schedules for the DART Express Bus Route 282 (COMPASS), the Balch Springs Midtown Express and the Seagoville Express.

For more information, call 877-631-5278, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

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About STAR Transit – Founded in 1980, STAR Transit’s mission is to provide affordable and convenient transportation to the general public and persons with disabilities for access to goods and services, with a high quality, well trained staff, operators and fleet. STAR Transit is a political sub-division of the state of Texas and provides over 192,000 rides per year.  STAR Transit is headquartered in Terrell, Texas. For more information visit www.STARtransit.org.