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Rockwall Senior Health Fair Shuttle

STAR TRANSIT RUNNING SHUTTLE FOR ROCKWALL SENIOR HEALTH FAIR

The City of Rockwall in partnership with Senior Services Alliance (SSA) is bringing you the 2017 Senior Health Fair taking place Wednesday, September 20th.  This FREE event is from 9:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m. at The Center(108 E. Washington, Rockwall) and will include:

  • Educational opportunities & guest speakers
  • Health screenings
  • Health care related business & services
  • Free refreshments & door prizes

STAR Transit will provide FREE transportation to the event.  A STAR Transit Shuttle will run from the following locations:  Royse City Senior Center, Fate Community Center, Orion, Evergreen, Housing Authority.  The schedule is as follows:

If you are unable to catch the shuttle, you may schedule a ride to the event by contacting us at 877-631-5278. Our scheduling agents are available Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Community Meeting Notice: New Services in Kaufman County

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that STAR Transit will hold three community meetings to involve citizen participation regarding the addition of a commuter route linking Terrell and Kaufman and a fixed route in Terrell.  STAR Transit will provide information regarding the proposed routes including route maps and schedules.  Anyone wishing to make comments on these new services are invited to attend and express their views.

Community Meeting Details:
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 3:30 pm
Kaufman County Library (3790 S. Houston St., Kaufman, TX 75142)
Presentation

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 12:30 pm
STAR Transit Operations Center (500 Industrial Blvd., Terrell, TX 75160)

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 5:30 pm
STAR Transit Operations Center (500 Industrial Blvd., Terrell, TX 75160)

Transportation is available within the city limits of the closest meeting.  Call 877-631-5278 to schedule a ride.  Advanced booking is required.  Space is limited.  First come, first served.

All of these facilities are 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.

A Spanish translator will be available.

The public comment period will be open through the close of business on September 20, 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.

STAR TRANSIT CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:  Kim Britton, Chief Communications Officer

STAR TRANSIT CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY

TERRELL, Texas (August 21, 2017) – STAR Transit announces it will be closed Monday, September 4th in observance of Labor Day.

  • STAR Transit’s offices will be closed Monday, September 4th, reopening 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.

STAR Transit Board Approves Fare Restructure

 
For Immediate Release
Media Contact:  Kim Britton, Chief Communications Officer

STAR Transit Board of Directors Approve Fare Restructure
Changes take effect November 1, 2017

TERRELL, Texas (August 16, 2017) – During yesterday’s regular scheduled board meeting, the STAR Transit Board of Directors approved the proposed fare restructure.  This includes a discount for disabled riders and a free fare for qualified elderly and/or disabled riders on the agency’s four fixed routes.

Executive Director, Omega Hawkins said, “STAR Transit hasn’t had a fare policy change in 20 years.  It’s time we have a pricing system where riders going similar distances pay a similar fare and provides fare equity across all of the areas we serve”.

Fare revenues help fund STAR Transit’s operating budget, which provides for the everyday expenses of running the system, such as labor and fuel.

The fare changes go into effect on November 1, 2017 and is meant to help simplify the fare structure for customers and employees.

Below is a summary of the On-Demand fare restructure which is based on distance banding.  Distance banding calculates the trip fare based on direct travel distance from origin to destination and is trip based.  It does not include intercept pickups or drop-offs and measures distance based on fastest, most efficient street routing.

The Board voted to keep the $1.00 fare for the Bach Springs Midtown Express, Seagoville Express and the Hutchins Shuttle.  However, they did vote to raise the fare for the Kaufman Trolley from 25 cents to $1.00.  The Board also voted to offer a free fare for qualified elderly and/or disabled riders on all fixed routes.  STAR Transit will utilize the certification criteria as established in Policy #62, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transportation Policy and Procedure.

The Board’s vote follows a public meeting process that included four meetings. Customers, residents, stakeholders and other members of the public were encouraged to attend, ask questions and submit comments.

For more information about STAR Transit, visit www.STARtransit.org.

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About STAR Transit – Founded in 1980, STAR Transit’s mission is to provide safe, 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.

Public Meeting Notice: Proposed Fare Restructure

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that STAR Transit will hold a series of public meetings/hearings to involve citizen participation regarding the proposal to amend STAR Transit’s fare structure.  STAR Transit will provide information regarding the proposed changes.  Anyone wishing to make comments is invited to attend and express their views.

Upcoming public meetings include:

Monday, July 10, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Mesquite Arts Center (1527 N. Galloway Ave., Mesquite, TX 75149)
Presentation

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Rockwall Chamber of Commerce (697 I-30, Rockwall, TX 75032)
Presentation

Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Balch Springs Civic Center (12400 Elam Road, Balch Springs, TX 75180)
Presentation

Upcoming public hearing include:

Tuesday, July 18th at 2:00 pm
STAR Transit Operations Center (500 Industrial Blvd., Terrell, TX 75160)
Presentation

Transportation is available within the city limits of the closest meeting.  Call 877-631-5278 to schedule a ride.  Advanced booking is required.  Space is limited.  First come, first served.

All of these facilities are 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 a two-week notice for American Sign Language interpreters) will help to ensure availability.  A Spanish translator will be available.

The public comment period will be open through the close of business on August 1, 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.

STAR TRANSIT CLOSED ON THE 4TH OF JULY


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:  Kim Britton, Marketing Director

STAR TRANSIT CLOSED ON THE 4TH OF JULY

TERRELL, Texas (June 23, 2017) – STAR Transit announces that it will be closed Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

  • STAR Transit’s offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4th, reopening Wednesday 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 Wednesday 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.