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2009 Media Releases


Date:
June 19, 2009
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831
Kitty Miller, StarTran, 441-8469


USE CHANGE TO CHANGE YOUR COMMUTE

Mayor Chris Beutler urges City residents to take advantage of a special fare and "Get on Board" StarTran in July. The month-long promotion encourages Lincolnites to "use your change to change your commute" with a cash fare of only 50 cents. Elderly customers and those with disabilities can ride for only 25 cents with proper identification, and the Handi-Van service is only $1. The special fares are a 71 percent savings over the normal cash fares of $1.75, 85 cents and $3.50 respectively. Children age four and under always ride free.

"Summer is a great time to save money and reduce commuter traffic by hopping on an air-conditioned bus," Mayor Beutler said. "We hope this promotion also will cause some to change their habits and use the bus more often, increasing ridership all year."

Mayor Beutler also reminded families that the StarPass is available for $15 for riders ages five through 18. The StarPass offers unlimited rides through August 31 as well as discounts at local businesses.

Information on all StarTran fares and routes can be found by visiting startran.lincoln.ne.gov or calling 476-1234.


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