StarTran Temporary Transfer Center Relocation

The City of Lincoln Transportation and Utilities (LTU) Department is proposing to move the StarTran transfer center’s current location next to the Gold’s building redevelopment project at South 11th and “N” streets to a temporary location two blocks south to South 11th and “L” streets. This move will assist in improving the StarTran riders’ transit experience and quality of life. Riders would use this location for an estimated three years until a multimodal transportation center is constructed as a permanent home for StarTran. Construction is expected to begin in 2025 and be completed in 2027.

Why Move?

StarTran riders use the city’s transfer center to connect to bus routes to get them to work, school, medical appointments, food, and more. Currently, riders are exposed to heavy construction and dust from the construction site. StarTran has made numerous adjustments to its bus service location surrounding the transfer center while working to find an alternative area that meets Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requirements.

Construction site near current StarTran transfer center Must move riders from current construction to increase safety away from Gold’s Building Redevelopment Project.

South 11th and “L” Streets

In order to find a temporary home for StarTran’s transfer center, eight FTA criteria must be met. StarTran reviewed a variety of potential locations across the downtown Lincoln area that are already on city bus routes in order to minimize rider impact. One location meets all eight criteria.

An analysis of this temporary location was completed to determine benefits and impacts to the area:

Benefits include:
Close proximity to 11th and “N” streets
Minimal route impacts
Existing stop currently serves nine routes
Existing covered waiting area under the
former Settell’s Printing building
No residents reside on this property
Impacts include:
Some riders must cross 11th Street to make their bus transfers
Former Settell’s Printing building at 11th and “L” streets The former Settell’s Printing building at 11th and “L” streets meets all eight criteria for a temporary transfer station. Proposed location on 11th Street
Proposed bus stop layout

Community Outreach:

  • Mailed letters to property owners
  • Met individually with business/property owners
  • Public hearing at the StarTran Advisory Board
  • Pedestrian Bike Advisory Committee – February
  • Press release shared through the City of Lincoln
  • StarTran offers opportunity for comment at downtown transfer center
  • Notification to passengers through BusBuzz
  • Two public open house events
  • Notices in English and other languages shared:
    • On StarTran website
    • On bus Infotainment screens
    • At bus stop shelters
    • At existing downtown transfer center
    • With local human services agencies (via Cause Collective & direct emails)
  • General notices shared:
    • Via RSS feed
    • Via LTU social media

Public Open Houses

Two public open houses were held to share plans and gather community input on the StarTran temporary transfer center relocation.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 9:30-11 a.m. “F” Street Community Center 1225 “F” Street

Thursday, February 22, 2024 5:30-7 p.m. “F” Street Community Center 1225 “F” Street

Meeting Materials  Fact Sheet Display Posters

For more information, contact Director Liz Elliott at 402-441-6173 or