Sweetwater County Transit Authority Resource (STAR) offers Deviated Fixed Route service on all of its regular routes.  A deviated - fixed route service is a hybrid of fixed route and demand response services.  With this type of service, a bus stops at fixed points and keeps to a timetable but can deviate its course between two stops to go to a specific location for a pre-scheduled request.  After deviating from the route buses return to the same point to continue their run.  Deviated Fixed Route service requires one hour advance reservation.  If you cannot get to a designated bus stop, you may be eligible for the bus to come to you.  Deviated service is offered within one-quarter mile of all regular routes.  Due to the limited availability, please do not anticipate this service will be available at all times and during all trips.  If you live outside the one-quarter of a mile, STAR provides paratransit door-to-door service.

 

Demand Response rides are still available to those outside the fixed route service area on a first come first serve basis, by appointment with 24 hour notice.  This includes all areas outside the City of Rock Springs.

 

March 23rd, 2020 STAR Transit is dedicated to providing essential transportation to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. We realize that many of our clients depend on us to provide transportation to employment, banks, grocery stores, and important medical treatments. We will be making some changes to our services to try to accommodate our riders while focusing on keeping our drivers safe. 1. NO FIXED ROUTE STARTING MARCH 26TH. Starting on March 26, we will not be running our fixed route service in Rock Springs. Instead, we are asking anyone who will need a ride to call by 3 p.m. the prior day and schedule the ride with dispatch. The rides will now be a door-to-door service and we will be limiting the number of riders on the buses. We ask that only essential rides be scheduled.

2. SENIOR SHOPPING TIMES Smith’s (Rock Springs and Green River), Albertsons, and Wal-Mart have all posted hours for seniors to be able to shop without the rest of the general public. We are going to accommodate our seniors to be able to schedule rides to the stores in these hours. We will do this in lieu of our normal shopping times for seniors, but if any of our seniors do need to go shopping at a different time, they can call us by 3 p.m. the day before and we will try to accommodate their requested time as best as we can.

3. REGULAR SHUTTLE TIMES BUT BY SCHEDULED RIDE ONLY There will still be shuttle service from Rock Springs to Green River and from Green River to Rock Springs. The regular shuttle times will not change, but any of these trips will now need to be scheduled in advance. The bus will not pick people up at the Park and Ride in Green River to shuttle to Rock Springs or from the transfer station at Western Wyoming Community College to shuttle to Green River without a scheduled trip.

4. FARE FREE In an effort to keep all of our riders and our drivers safe, we will be moving to a fare free system starting March 23rd. STAR feels that not handling any cash or punch cards by the drivers or clients is the safest way to operate at this time.

These changes are being put into place so that STAR can provide essential travel needs in our community. We are asking that people limit their trips to essential trips only to reduce exposure for other riders and our employees. We are asking that individuals that are sick with a fever, cough or other symptoms please do not board the bus and contact their medical provider. STAR will continue to provide these essential transit services to our community as long as we feel we can operate safely. We are planning to run services with the changes above until April 10th unless circumstances force us to change. We will keep the public informed of any changes that we need to make between now and then and after April 10th. Please be patient with our dispatchers and staff. We are trying to accommodate the current situation to the best of our ability. Thank you all and please stay safe.

 

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STAR Transit

1471 Dewar Drive Suite 247

Rock Springs, WY 82901

admin@ridestartransit.com

Phone:  307-382-7827 or 307-875-7827

 STAR now stops at the hospital at :04 and :42 after each hour  

 

 

                                             

 

 

 

DAYS STAR TRANSIT IS CLOSED IN 2020

 

 

 

 

 

NEW YEARS DAY, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1ST                                         CLOSED

 

 

 

MEMORIAL DAY, MONDAY, MAY 25TH                                                    CLOSED

 

 

 

INDEPENDENCE DAY, FRIDAY, JULY 3RD                                                           CLOSED

 

 

 

LABOR DAY, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH                                                          CLOSED

 

 

 

THANKSGIVING, THURSDAY NOVEMBER 26TH                                      CLOSED

 

 

 

THANKSGIVING DAY AFTER, FRIDAY NOVEMBER 27TH                        CLOSED

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS EVE, THURSDAY DECEMBER 24TH                                      CLOSED

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS DAY, FRIDAY DECEMBER 25TH                                            CLOSED