Press Release: Star Metro
Starting today, many customers using StarMetro can look forward to more service in the evenings. Recently, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) awarded the transit agency with a service development grant to extend a majority of its weekday service until 8 p.m. Currently, StarMetro operates a weekday service that is comprised of 12 routes that run from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and a nighttime service that consists of six routes that run from 7 to 10 p.m.
"Adding an extra hour of service on the majority of our weekday routes is part of an ongoing commitment to make StarMetro a convenient and effective way to move about Tallahassee," said Ivan Maldonado, director of StarMetro. "Our customers have asked for extended service, and we are pleased to be able to address that demand."
StarMetro will take a phased-in approach to extending nine of its 12 weekday routes. Today, the Dogwood and San Luis routes will begin running their newly extended schedules with the Forest route running its new schedule on June 3. The Azalea, Big Bend, Canopy, Evergreen, Gulf and Moss routes will begin running their new schedules on August 24, just in time for the new school year. These nine weekday routes were chosen and prioritized due to their anticipated ridership demands.
“I am proud of StarMetro for their continued efforts to find ways to improve our transit system,” said City Commissioner Nancy Miller, lead commissioner on the City’s Long Range Planning target issue committee. “The extension of the weekday service will prove to be a huge benefit to our students and those who work later in the evening as they can now be assured that StarMetro will be there to take them home after their evening classes or shifts.”
For more information about StarMetro services, please call StarMetro’s main office at 891-5200 or visit Talgov.com/starmetro. Other ways to view information include liking StarMetro’s official Facebook page at Facebook.com/starmetrotransit or following the organization on Twitter at Twitter.com/ridestarmetro.