A Premier Community in the Southeast

 

In St. Tammany Parish, you will experience a rich, fulfilling quality of life, a thriving diverse economy, excellent health care choices and generations of families who live their lives steeped in tradition. You will find an educated workforce, an arts community that produces world-renowned talent, an educational system that is ranked among the finest in the State, an agricultural community that spans for generations, and myriad recreational opportunities.

 

STAR Transit (St. Tammany Area Transportation)

Reservations - 985.327.0185

STAR Transit is a demand response transit system that operates within the boundaries of St. Tammany Parish (service area map). This system is open to all residents within the Parish. The program operates two types of services: rural transportation and urban transportation. It is designed to transport passengers to and between essential services and destinations. This service is non-emergency and provides curb-to-curb service on a call-in, first come first served basis.

Hours Of Operation  
Urban Transit Service: 6:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Saturday
Rural Transit Service: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday
Current Fare Structure  
-- 0 to 10 miles one-way $1.50 ($3 round trip)
--11 to 25 miles one-way $2.50 ($5 round trip)
--26+ miles one-way $4.00 ($8 round trip)
--Elderly Passengers 60+ Ride FREE from 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (with COAST registration)

The cost per trip is based on trip to one destination and return to same origin. All additional stops must be scheduled in advance. Drivers do not make unscheduled stops. Trips of 26 miles or greater are only reserved if the schedule permits.

Elderly passengers age 60 and older, the disabled, Medicare cardholders and children between the ages of six and eleven will be eligible for half fare. Children under six years of age are allowed to ride free. Passengers under the age of 12 must be escorted by a person as least 18 or older.

St. Tammany Parish Park and Ride Lots

St. Tammany Parish currently has nine operational park and rides located within the Parish. These park and ride lots were developed to provide convenient locations for commuters/ vanpoolers to park and to provide transfer points for transportation providers.

Lots are located at the following locations:

Title VI / Civil Rights

St. Tammany Parish Government is fully committed to complying with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations. The transportation system operates without regard to race, color or national origin. For information regarding the Parish’s nondiscrimination obligations, please contact the Department of Grants at 985-809-2989

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

St. Tammany Parish hereby announces its three year (FY2017-2019) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal of 17.39% on Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funded projects. The Parish estimates that, in meeting the overall goal, 10.39% will be obtained through Race-Conscious measures and 7.00% through Race Neutral participation. The proposed goals and rationale are available for inspection between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday at the St. Tammany Parish Department of Grants located at 21410 Koop Drive (1st Floor, Building C), Mandeville, LA 70471 for 30 days from the date of this publication.

Comments on the DBE goal will be accepted for 45 days from the date of this publication and can be sent to the following:

DBE Liaison Officer
Mr. Perry Felarise
St. Tammany Parish Government
P. O. Box 628
Covington, LA 70434-0628

Complaint Policy

All complaints regarding STAR Transit service or the Parish's Park and Ride lots, should be made by calling 985-809-2989 or in writing to the St. Tammany Parish Department of Grants-Transit, within 180 days of occurrence.

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