The reduced rate for StarTran's 31-consecutive day passes went into effect today. The price for regular 31-consecutive day passes has dropped from $45 to $17, and the price for 31-consecutive day Handi-Van passes has dropped from $90 to $34. Prices for the low-income 31 consecutive day passes remain the same.
The 31-consecutive day passes can be purchased at the StarTran office, 710 "J" St., during regular business hours, 8 a.m to 4 p.m. weekdays. StarTran accepts only cash or checks. The regular 31-consecutive day passes also can be purchased at the following locations:
31-consecutive day Handi-Van passes also are available at the League of Human Dignity, Save Mart, Russ's Markets and the Hy-Vee at 27th and Superior.
For a complete list of bus pass outlets, visit startran.lincoln.ne.gov and click on "routes and fares" or call 402-476-1234.
The lower fares for the 31-consecutive day passes were included in the City budget in an effort to increase ridership and offer savings to residents who choose public transit. Another effort to increase StarTran ridership by six percent this fiscal year is student service through a new contract with UNL. As part of the contract, StarTran will increase service on the #24 Holdrege route from four to eight buses starting in January 2013.