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2004 Media Releases


Date:
September 9, 2004
For More Information Contact:
Kit Boesch, Human Services Department, 441-4944
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831


StarTran Offers Discounted Rates to Low Income Individuals
Monthly "unlimited ridership" passes available for $5

Mayor Seng announced today that qualified low-income residents will be able to purchase discounted StarTran and HandiVan bus tickets beginning September 15. The six-month pilot project, conducted by the Lancaster County Human Services Office, is designed to increase ridership and provide residents with more affordable public transportation.

Low-income individuals who have proof of income and date of birth will be able to purchase monthly tickets for unlimited ridership for $5 per month. HandiVan tickets will be available for $10 per month. Tickets will be available for six months or until the $75,000 allocated for the program has been spent. They can be purchased at these nine sites:

  • Lincoln Action Program, 210 "O" Street
  • People’s City Mission, 110 "Q" Street
  • Good Neighbor Center, 2617 "Y" Street
  • Community Mental Health Center, 2200 St. Mary’s Avenue
  • Carol Yoakum Family Resource Center, 4621 N.W. 48th Street
  • Southeast Community College, 8800 "O" Street
  • Downtown Senior Center, 1005 "O" Street
  • StarTran Main Office, 710 "J" Street
  • Northeast YMCA of Lincoln, 2601 N. 70th Street

The times that tickets are available will be posted at the sites.


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