Saginaw’s bus system, STARS, plans to restart Saginaw bus routes on Monday, March 1. With Covid-19 numbers decreasing, STARS Director Glenn Steffens said they are expanding from 9 to 10 routes. Changes will include access to the Kroger in Bridgeport and more dedicated eastside routes. STARS will have new route plans posted at the end of this week on their Facebook page, and on their website: https://saginaw-stars.com/
STARS is also starting up peak-service routes on March 1, to coincide with the planned school reopening. Strict safety precautions will continue. Passengers 3 or older are required to use hand sanitizer upon entry and wear masks while on or waiting for the bus. Passengers who refuse may not board or must exit the bus. New safety precautions include outfitting all buses with UV light disinfecting air filters. Buses are also equipped with safety barriers for passengers and drivers. Hand sanitizer and masks are available to passengers and capacity on buses remains limited to maintain social distancing.