TERRELL, TX — Nov. 1, 2023 — STAR Transit will offer STARNow service on Saturdays in Terrell beginning November 11. The addition of Saturday service provides riders greater flexibility to access safe, affordable, and convenient public transit across the city.
“Our residents rely on STAR Transit every day, so we are pleased to support Saturday service to increase our citizens’ mobility options,” said Terrell Mayor Rick Carmona. “As the headquarters of STAR Transit, Terrell has a long and positive relationship with the agency, and we look forward to continuing to expand public transit options in our great city.”
STARNow offers same-day trips within city zones serviced by STAR Transit, with fares between $1 to $2. Saturday STARNow service in Terrell will be available 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. In addition, Saturday service is available in Balch Springs and Mesquite.
“STAR Transit stands firmly dedicated to identifying new ways to broaden our transit options and enhance convenience for our riders,” said Tommy Henricks, the agency’s executive director. “Whether you’re booking a STARNow ride to go to the grocery store, see the doctor, visit family, or travel to countless other destinations, STAR Transit connects you to where you want to go.”
City Manager Mike Sims said, “Due to STAR Transit’s efficiency and hard work to obtain grants, they are able to provide a cost-effective and high-quality service. STAR Transit gives residents with transportation challenges another option to get to work. We can all be proud of STAR Transit’s contribution to our local economy and to the quality of life of our transit-dependent residents.
To book a STARNow ride, call 877-631-5278 or use the STARNow app, which can be downloaded free from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Wait times are subject to availability. Se habla español.
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 215,000 rides annually. The agency is headquartered in Terrell, TX. For more information, visit STARtransit.org.