To celebrate its new routes, StarTran is offering free bus rides and prize drawings November 4 in conjunction with the First Friday Art Walk. From 6 to 8 p.m., the Star Shuttle will provide art lovers with a warm and quick way to visit all of their favorite galleries. Stops along the route are 11th and "Q," 8th and "P," 11th and "L," 13th and Lincoln Mall, 14th and Lincoln Mall, and 14th and "O." A map can be found at startran.lincoln.ne.gov.
KFRX radio will broadcast live from Tower Square and from buses. At Tower Square, the public can visit the KFRX tent to pick up StarTran giveaways as well as information on the updated routes. The Coffee House will also provide free coffee and cookies.
Those who ride the bus on First Friday can enter the prize drawing for gift cards to Cultiva, SouthPointe, Barry's and the Coffee House; biking gear from CycleWorks; Adidas lanyards; leather-bound Husker journals; a Husker basketball signed by Coach Tim Miles; and Husker baseballs signed by Coach Darin Erstad. Winners will be announced next week. The public can find more updates on Instagram at lincoln.bus.system and on Facebook at StarTran.
The new bus routes that take effect November 1 were developed as part of the Transit Development Plan. In addition to the First Friday event, the new routes are being celebrated with free fares for all riders throughout November. For more information, visit startran.lincoln.ne.gov or call 402-476-1234.