About STAR Transit

Bus Transportation and Charter Services

STAR Transit is a public transportation service, offering bus transportation and charter services in Kaufman County, Rockwall County, Mesquite, Balch Springs, Seagoville and Hutchins.  Anyone residing in our Service Area may ride STAR Transit. Destinations could include job locations, educational facilities, non-emergency medical appointments, senior centers, and career-training facilities.  We can take you to run errands and to visit friends as well.

STAR Transit’s history began in May 1980 when Kaufman County Senior Citizens Services, Inc. began providing aging and transportation services to Kaufman County.

1988:          Began operating as Kaufman Area Rural Transit (KART)
2005:          KART began providing public transportation to Rockwall County
2009:          Began services to Medicaid clients in Ellis and Navarro County
2011:          KART officially became STAR Transit
2012:          STAR Transit launched a fixed route in Kaufman
2013:          STAR Transit’s service area expanded to the city of Seagoville
May 2014:  STAR Transit’s service area expanded to the city of Balch Springs
Oct 2014:   STAR Transit began providing public transportation in Mesquite
Jan 2015:    STAR Transit began operating DART Express Bus Route 282 (COMPASS)
June 2015: Launched the Balch Springs Midtown Express Commuter Demand Response Route
Jan 2016:    Launched the Rowlett Senior Shuttle Service
Aug 2016:   Launched the Seagoville Express Commuter Demand Response Route
Feb 2017:    Launched the Hutchins Shuttle

STAR Transit is a political sub-division of the state of Texas and provides over 195,000 rides per year.  STAR Transit services are provided with a fleet of 65 vehicles which are all ADA-compliant.

OUR VISION:
Provide transportation to ALL individuals.

OUR MISSION:
Provide affordable and convenient transportation to the general public for access to goods and services, with a high quality, well trained, attractive, convenient and efficient staff, operators and fleet.

AWARDS, RECOGNITION & CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Balch Springs Chamber of Commerce — 2016 Medium Business of the Year
  • Texas Transit Association—2012—Outstanding Rural Transit System
  • Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives—2011—Best new Chamber of Commerce program in Texas Economic Development Award (Kaufman Trolley)
  • Lone Star Award—Best Grassroots Education Campaign—Omega Hawkins
  • CTTA—Certified Safety & Security Officer Certification—Valerie Ashurst