5 minutes Date Launched: Dec 1, 2021
STAR Transit has launched STARNow, a demand-response transportation (DRT) service. Customers can use STARNow for shared point-to-point rides anywhere in the City of DeSotos’ boundaries. STARNow operates between 6 AM to 6 PM during the workweek. Customers can request rides in real-time or schedule ahead of time through the STARNow app or by calling a hotline. Spare Labs supports the STARNow app. Passengers requesting their rides in real-time can expect the microtransit vehicle to arrive within 15 to 20 minutes. Customers can request wheelchair-accessible vehicles and rides for multi-passenger parties.
For the entirety of December, STARNow rides are fare-free as a promotion. On January 3, standard STARNow fares will be $2, with discounts available to seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, and children under age 13. Single rides on STAR Transits’ fixed-route buses have a standard fare of $1. STARNow is replacing STARTransit’s Route 501, which ceased operations on December 1. STAR Transit believes that it can serve its customers in DeSoto more effectively and efficiently with DRT.
Last updated December 1, 2021