Ride Free to Vote



For Immediate Release

Ride Free to Vote

TERRELL, TX— Apr. 26, 2023 — STAR Transit is offering free, round-trip rides to local polling places for early voting, encouraging all eligible voters to participate.

Free service for early voting continues weekdays through Tuesday, May 2, across the entire STAR Transit service area.  In Mesquite and Balch Springs only, free service is available for early voting Saturday, April 29, and for Election Day Saturday, May 6.

All STAR Transit services are available, including Demand Response, Fixed Routes, and STARNow. To ride free on STARNow, use the code Vote2023.  Rides must be in the STAR Transit service area or STARNow zone and are based on availability.  Voters must tell bus operators and reservationists they are riding to and from the polls.

To schedule a free ride to vote, call STAR Transit no less than 30 minutes in advance of the desired trip. Scheduling agents are available during normal business hours, 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday–Friday at (877) 631-5278.  To book a STARNow ride, use the STARNow app, which can be downloaded free from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Se Habla Español.

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About STAR Transit.  Founded in 1988, STAR Transit is the fourth-largest transit agency in the North Central Texas region—and the largest not funded by sales tax.  Revenues are derived from federal and state grants as well as local partnerships with cities, counties, and businesses.  STAR Transit provides safe, affordable, and convenient transportation to the general public, seniors, veterans, and persons with disabilities for access to jobs, healthcare, personal services, retail, entertainment, and more.  Over 100 employees are responsible for providing more than 155,000 rides annually.  The agency is headquartered in Terrell, TX.  For more information, visit STARtransit.org.