Starting Monday, 31-consecutive passes for StarTran will be available for a reduced rate. This will be done in an effort to boost ridership.
The price 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 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.
More information on StarTran, including Bike and Bus and the Big Red Express, is available by calling 402-476-1234 or visiting startran.lincoln.ne.gov.