STARS or Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Services, will resume regular service today after being shut down due to the pandemic.

When the pandemic hit, many public transportation options were forced to shut down. STARS was no exception, but with some new safety guidelines STARS is back up and running. They will not be able to offer all of the regular routes and services right now, but they are working on a plan to get it done. You can read more about the STARS plan here.

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STARS is resuming service at a crucial time for parents in and around Saginaw. With most schools starting virtually, the need for busing is decreased, but not everyone is learning from home. There are still students that need to get from home to school safely.

STARS released a statement on their Facebook page detailing some of the new rules for their buses.

STARS will operate most of their fixed bus routes as normal, but service to Saginaw Valley State University will not start right away. There will be an announcement when regular service to SVSU begins. STARS said fares for bus routes and LIFT would continue to be waived until STARS was able to offer a contact-free payment option.

Remember if you do plan on jumping on the bus, everyone three and older will be required to wear a mask. There will also be hand sanitizer available when you enter the bus, and you are asked to use it.

If you have other questions about STARS resuming service, you can get information here.