The reduced rate for StarTran's 31-consecutive day passes goes into effect Monday, October 1. The price for regular 31-consecutive day passes will drop from $45 to $17, and the price for 31-consecutive day Handi-Van passes will drop 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 passes also can be purchased by sending a check payable to StarTran, to 710 "J" St., Lincoln, NE 68508.
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.