Effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020, STARS is suspending all fixed-route Bus Services through April 13, 2020.
STARS Dial-a-ride services will continue to function for strictly necessary trips for the general public, including: Medically necessary trips (like dialysis), necessary job transportation for health care workers and other needed services, needed grocery and pharmacy trips, and other needs. STARS dial-a-ride services will continue to operate M-F 5:55 AM to 8:55 PM, and Saturdays from 7:55 AM to 1:55 PM. STARS Pigeon Express will also still function as scheduled.
STARS will continue to not “mix” dial-a-ride trips and offer only one ride at a time on each vehicle, minimizing risk of contaminating riders. STARS will also continue to disinfect vehicles between each ride.
“Please do not ride the bus unless you absolutely have to,” said STARS Executive Director Glenn Steffens.
Riders can schedule necessary trips at 989-753-9526.
STARS asks the community not to schedule rides if they are not absolutely necessary. Trips are limited due to the crisis, but also a risk to your and others’ health. Please limit your transportation as much as possible.
STARS is incorporating a number of layoffs as a result of the crisis.
The Governor’s order can be found at https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/MIEOG/2020/03/23/file_attachments/1408152/EO%202020-21%20Stay%20Home,%20Stay%20Safe.pdf.