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StarTran to decrease service to five Lincoln bus routes
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StarTran to decrease service to five Lincoln bus routes

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StarTran connection hub, 9.14

StarTran buses operate out of a downtown Lincoln hub that involves buses stopping at 11th and N streets.

Lincoln Transportation and Utilities is cutting back service on five bus routes as StarTran continues to see low ridership and staff shortages.

Starting Aug. 19, the Heart Hospital (40), Havelock (41), Bethany (42), University Place (49) and Southpointe (53) routes will have hourly bus service, instead of service every 30 minutes, according to a news release.

The changes in service will be effective through Jan. 5. Updated schedules will be available on StarTran buses, on the department's website and on social media. 

The five routes were selected because they impact the least number of users among the StarTran routes that run every 30 minutes, according to the release.

“We are hopeful these bus service modifications will be temporary while we build ridership back to pre-pandemic levels and seek additional team members,” Lincoln Transportation and Utilities Director Liz Elliott said.

Bus riders are still required to wear masks and are asked to use the rear door to enter and exit the newer StarTran buses when possible. Those interested in becoming a bus operator or bus mechanic can visit

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Luna Stephens is a journalism student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who is originally from Lawrence, Kansas and is passionate about the transformative power of journalism.

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