LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – The Lincoln Transportation and Utilities transit system, StarTran, announced on Monday the following service changes effective Sept. 18.
Route 52-Gaslight will extend service to include 7:07 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. stops at the western intersection of Tallgrass Parkway and Aster Road in the Fallbrook Neighborhood. As part of this change, Route 52-Gaslight will no longer include a 7:07 a.m. stop at the Kawasaki Main Building. StarTran’s other service times to Kawasaki will continue as scheduled. After the 3:15 p.m. Fallbrook stop, the bus will continue on the 52-Gaslight inbound route, heading towards downtown.
Service frequency for six routes will increase from every 30 minutes to every 15 minutes during peak times year-round: Routes 13 and 27 – 6:40 to 8:40 a.m.; Routes 13, 27, 41, 53 – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Route 40 – 2:30 to 4p.m.; Route 44 – 2:40 to 3:40 p.m.
LTU said changes mandated by the Federal Transit Administration will required StarTran to end a seven-route transportation booster program. This impacted more than 250 LPS middle and high school students who regularly ride StarTran during the school year. The city booster routes will still continue from Aug. 14 to Sept. 15.
The FTA notified StarTran in July that it had to make changes to its school booster program routes to meet FTA requirements or risk losing funding, LTU Director Liz Elliot said.
For more information on StarTran services, visit lincoln.ne.gov/StarTran. Bus riders can also download the RideLNK app to get real time bus location information.
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