RFP ISSUED | Bulk Fuel Service

STAR Transit is requesting proposals for the procurement Bulk Fuel Service #2020100.  STAR Transit will issue an award to the vendor that provides the best value proposal.  Click here for the RFP – Bulk Fuel Service Packet.

RFP Issued: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Deadline for Questions: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Responses to Questions Posted: Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Proposals Due: October 22, 2019 by 3:00 P.M. CST
Interviews (if needed): October 29-31, 2019
Notice to Proceed (NTP): Anticipated on or before November 12, 2019

 

STAR Transit reserves the right to make changes to the above-mentioned schedule. All such changes shall be made by an amendment to the RFP and shall be posted on STAR Transit’s website at https://www.startransit.org/about-us/business-center/

 

STAR Transit continues to expand, adds Mobility on Demand in Mesquite

STAR Transit will now offer MOD/same day rides in Mesquite beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1.

  • Same day service and scheduling is available Monday – Friday, 6:00 am – 6:00 pm.
  • Customer request ride by calling 877-631-5278 and pressing 5; Our goal is to arrive within 15-20 minutes and provide service.
  • Advanced scheduling available same day only.
  • Travel allowed within the Mesquite travel zone only.
    • DART’s Lake Ray Hubbard Transit Center (6151 Duck Creek Drive, Garland, TX 75043) is part of the Mesquite travel zone.

  • Fare structure:
    • Rides within Mesquite travel zone = $3.00
    • Qualified Seniors 60+, Veterans, Disabled Riders = $1.50
  • This is a shared ride service with trip purpose freedom.
  • Riders can go anywhere within the Mesquite travel zone.
  • Passenger age requirement = 13 and above.

For more information about this service or about how to qualify, call 877-631-5278.

SERVICE CHANGE NOTIFICATION | Mesquite COMPASS

Effective October 1, 2019

  • STAR Transit assumes operation of Mesquite COMPASS.
  • Weekday express bus service will continue between Mesquite’s Hanby Stadium and DART’s Lawnview Station on the green line.
  • Peak period service will operate every hour instead of every 30 minutes with three new** rotations added.
  • Fare:     Public = $1.00 each way, Qualified Seniors 60+/Veterans/Disabled = No fare
  • DART passes will not be accepted.
  • October = FREE FARE
WESTBOUNDEASTBOUND
Mesquite Park & RideLawnview StationLawnview StationMesquite Park & Ride
5:02 AM5:22 AM5:39 AM
5:57 AM
6:03 AM
6:25 AM6:39 AM6:59 AM
7:03 AM7:25 AM7:36 AM7:56 AM
8:03 AM8:25 AM 8:36 AM8:56 AM
9:03 AM9:25 AM9:36 AM9:56 AM **
2:59 PM
3:21 PM3:34 PM3:54 PM **
3:59 PM4:21 PM4:34 PM4:54 PM
4:59 PM5:21 PM5:34 PM5:54 PM
5:59 PM6:21 PM6:38 PM6:58 PM
6:59 PM7:21 PM7:38 PM7:58 PM **

This service is made possible by an agreement between the City of Mesquite and STAR Transit.

SERVICE CHANGE NOTIFICATION | Hutchins Shuttle Route 401

Effective August 18, 2019, in addition to weekday service, STAR Transit will operate the Hutchins Shuttle Route 401 on Sundays.  The schedule has been modified to accommodate FedEx’s Sunday start/end times.  Also the Monday – Friday, 5:30 pm rotation start time is now 5:45 pm.  More Information: Call 877-631-5278.

Public Comment Reminder | Mesquite Transportation Revisions

Friendly Reminder: The public comment period regarding transportation in Mesquite including revisions to the Mesquite COMPASS route and the addition of Mobility on Demand will be open through the close of business on August 5, 2019.

There are several ways to complete a Public Comment Form.

  • Complete and submit the form online: Public Comment Form
  • Mail: Print and complete the Public Comment Form and mail to: STAR Transit, Attention Teresa Elliott, P.O. Box 703, Terrell, TX 75160
  • Fax: Print and complete the Public Comment Form and fax to (972) 563-0048.
  • Pick up a form at Operations Center: STAR Transit, 500 Industrial Blvd., Terrell, Texas 75160
  • Email: Email request to STAR Transit Customer Care at [email protected]

Miss the meeting held on July 22?  CLICK HERE for the presentation given by STAR Transit staff.

Mesquite Public Meeting | July 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that STAR Transit will hold one public meeting to involve citizen participation regarding transportation in Mesquite including changes to the Mesquite COMPASS route and the addition of Mobility on Demand.  STAR Transit will provide information regarding the revisions and additions including route map and schedule.  Anyone wishing to make comments are invited to attend and express their views.

Meeting Details:
Monday, July 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Mesquite Arts Center (1527 N. Galloway Ave., Mesquite, TX 75149)

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

This facility 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.

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The public comment period will be open through the close of business on August 5, 2019.

There are several ways to complete a Public Comment Form.

  • Complete and submit the form online: Public Comment Form
  • Mail: Print and complete the Public Comment Form and mail to: STAR Transit, Attention Teresa Elliott, P.O. Box 703, Terrell, TX 75160
  • Fax: Print and complete the Public Comment Form and fax to (972) 563-0048.
  • Pick up a form at Operations Center: STAR Transit, 500 Industrial Blvd., Terrell, Texas 75160
  • Email: Email request to STAR Transit Customer Care at [email protected]

STAR Transit announces Tommy Henricks as new Executive Director; Omega Hawkins takes on a new role


News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Media Contact:
Kim Britton, Chief Communications Officer
STAR Transit
[email protected]

Terrell, TX – With the support of the STAR Transit Board of Directors, Tommy Henricks has been named Executive Director effective September 1.  In his new role, Henricks will manage daily operations, including financial oversight and other initiatives aimed at growing and maintaining the agency’s service to local government partners, businesses and nonprofit entities.

The STAR Transit Board of Directors has addressed succession planning by making it a multi-year goal to ensure continuity of leadership and continued high quality service to the riders and local governments.  Omega Hawkins, current Executive Director, and Mike Sims, Deputy Executive Director, have worked to develop a professional, well-trained leadership team.

Hawkins said, “After 40 years at the helm of this great agency and with the support of my family, I have decided it is time to reduce my role within the agency.  I’ll remain part of the management team, helping support Tommy in this leadership position.”

Henricks has been with the agency for over three years, serving as the Chief Financial Officer.  In this position, he is responsible for managing the business office, IT, fleet and facilities. He has been instrumental in the development of STAR Transit’s current business model that has been recognized by the Texas Department of Transportation.  A state established public transportation agency with no dedicated sales tax support, STAR Transit operates under a combination of state and federal grants as well as voluntary local contributions.

Hawkins continued, “The STAR Transit Board and I have full confidence that Tommy will do a fantastic job.  He is a very proactive, hands-on and strategic thinker.  His dedication to STAR Transit’s success comes with an unwavering pride in his work.”

Henricks said, “I would like to thank the STAR Transit Board of Directors for this tremendous opportunity to serve our partners and clients.  I have been blessed to have the opportunity to work with Mike and Omega for the past three years and I know that I have learned from the best.  I look forward to working with our leadership team to achieve the mission and goals of our Board.  We have accomplished a lot working as a team, and we will continue to take significant steps in providing transit services to the communities we serve.”

Henricks has 15 years of financial and management experience in the transit and healthcare industries. He also serves on numerous Boards including the Kaufman Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer of Promiseland Learning Center and Treasurer of The Purpose Project.

Henricks graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University.  He was named the Texas Transit Association 2019 Rising Star and graduated as part of the 2018 Texas Transit Leadership Initiative.

Along with the change in Hawkins’s role, Mike Sims, has resigned as Deputy Executive Director effective later this summer.

“We are positioned well to take on new challenges and I look forward to working with Omega and members of our team in the months ahead”, said Henricks.  “Public transit is of great importance to our quality of life; whether providing rides to jobs to healthcare services to grocery and retail centers or to simply pursue recreational opportunities.”

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 About STAR Transit.  Founded in 1988, STAR Transit’s mission is to provide safe, affordable and convenient transportation to the general public, seniors, veterans and persons with disabilities for access to jobs, health care, personal services, retail, and entertainment, to name a few reasons why riders use STAR Transit. Its highly trained and experienced staff and operators are customer-service driven and safety-focused. STAR Transit is a political subdivision of the state of Texas, has more than 100 employees, and provides over 230,000 rides every year, with that number always increasing.  The agency is headquartered in Terrell, TX.  For more information, visit STARtransit.org.