Bus drivers to receive pay increase based on performance and to boost recruitment

Bus drivers to receive pay increase based on performance and to boost recruitment

TERRELL, TX (August 28, 2020) – Transit drivers will receive a pay increase, effective Sept. 6, in recognition of their consistent performance and the agency’s solid growth projections in counties east and south of the City of Dallas.  On Tuesday (Aug. 25), the Board of Directors approved raises for drivers currently on board as well […]

Star Transit Receives State Honor

(TERRELL, TX – May 2, 2019) Congratulations to STAR Transit’s Board of Directors and staff for receiving the 2019 Texas Transit Association’s Outstanding Rural Transit System award. This award is given to public transportation systems that have designed and implemented programs that demonstrate innovative concepts or effective problem-solving techniques and have applied these successfully in the […]

STAR Transit offers free rides to voters

STAR Transit offers free rides to voters

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 8, 2018) STAR Transit is offering free round-trip rides to local polling places so you can cast your vote. Free round-trip service will be offered Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm. These complimentary trips apply to all fixed routes operated by STAR Transit as well as the […]

STAR Transit announces limited schedule for the holidays

STAR Transit announces limited schedule for the holidays

(ROCKWALL, TX–December 22, 2017) STAR Transit announces limited schedule for the holidays.   STAR Transit’s offices will be closed Friday, 12/22 (In observance of Christmas Eve), Monday, 12/25 (Christmas Day) and Monday, 1/1 (New Year’s Day).  This includes On Demand Service, the Kaufman Trolley, The Link and Terrell Fixed Routes 803 and 804.   STAR […]

New STAR Transit fare structure launches Nov. 1

New STAR Transit fare structure launches Nov. 1

(ROCKWALL, TX — October 30, 2017) On August 15, 2017, the STAR Transit Board of Directors approved a fare restructure for all STAR Transit service areas.  Part of the restructure includes discounted or free fares for qualified seniors 60 plus, veterans and persons with disabilities.  The fare changes go into effect on November 1, 2017 […]

STAR Transit announces Driver and Employee of the Year

(TERRELL, TX – Oct. 11, 2017) Two individuals were honored at last night’s second annual STAR Transit Employee Appreciation Dinner.  Ron Myers was announced as the 2017 Driver of the Year and Johnny Dorsey was announced as the 2017 Employee of the Year. Nominees for Driver of the Year included Myers along with Ashley Kincaid, Keith […]

STAR Transit announces public meetings; proposed fare restructure

(TERRELL, TX – June 29, 2017)  STAR Transit will hold a series of public meetings to involve citizen participation regarding the proposal to amend STAR Transit’s fare structure.  STAR Transit will provide information regarding the proposed changes.  Anyone wishing to make comments is invited to attend and express their views. Upcoming public meetings include: Monday, […]

Rockwall City Council Approves Additional Funding for STAR Transit

(ROCKWALL, TX – Nov. 17, 2016) The Rockwall City Council approved additional funds for transportation services in Rockwall at its meeting on November 7. The Rockwall City Council previously approved $55,200 in the Fiscal Year 2017 operating budget to fund the continuation of transportation services in the City in response to the change in funding […]

STAR Transit celebrates Rider Appreciation Week, November 14 – 18

(TERRELL, TX – Nov. 8, 2016) STAR Transit will celebrate Rider Appreciation Week, November 14 – 18, 2016. “To thank our riders we are hosting a weeklong celebration with plenty of perks.  The riders are the inspiration that keep us going and make us want to provide the best service we can.  They are the […]

Court addresses transit system funding, pay plan

(ROCKWALL, TX – July 27, 2016) Rockwall County Commissioners Court agreed on a change in funding for STAR Transit and approved a conceptual proposal for a new county pay plan at their July 26 meeting. STAR Transit is the regional public transportation system for all of Rockwall County. After losing state funding when the county […]