Great news!

Thanks to feedback from PARC-ers, StarMetro has agreed to sell reloadable PARC cards at the plaza downtown.

This means that ANYONE who wants to pay by-the-ride rather than by-the-week or by-the-month can now do so!

I was told that PARC cards will be available at the plaza starting Tuesday, Nov.  27. You can buy in increments of 10 rides — $1.25 per ride (sorry, no discount for seniors). In other words, for $25, you can buy 20 trips.

Spread the word.

Thanks, PARC-ers!


It’s official: Express Route 80X will begin regular service Monday, Dec. 3, to Target and Wal-Mart on north Thomasville Road!

The bus will run every half hour during the morning and afternoon rush hours and once an hour during the middle of the day,

  • From Target:  At 7 and 37 minutes past the hour, from 6:37 a.m. until 7:07 p.m.
  • From Wal-Mart:  At 12 and 42 minutes past the hour, from 6:42 a.m. until 7:12 p.m.
  • From Village Square/Premier:  At 17 and 47 minutes past the hour, from 6:47 a.m. until 7:17 p.m.
  • From C.K. Steele Plaza (downtown):  At 10 and 40 minutes past the hour, from 6:40 a.m. until 7:10 p.m.

The bus stop at Target will be moved from the front of the store, where it was during Commuter Choices Week, to a grassy area near the exit. The bus stop at Wal-Mart will be in the same location — at the entrance near the gas station. I suggest you go the day before to look for the StarMetro signs. 80X will also stop at the Village Square and Premier stops before heading downtown.

On the way home, you’ll catch the northbound 80X at the stop across the street from the plaza.

 See you on 80X! Tell your friends and colleagues to join you.

 The PARC Team


If you haven’t picked up your PARC goodies bag yet, there still are a few left at the front desk of Premier.

Also, if you haven’t completed your survey yet, please do so.  We understand some of you are waiting for Route 80X to extend to Wal-Mart and Target before you start riding StarMetro. But please complete this first survey anyway.  Thanks. We need at least four more back.

The PARC Team

Greetings, PARC-ers:

For those of you who have been riding StarMetro regularly, this is the week your PARC card probably expires. (Note: the card had a month’s worth of free rides on it … and that month started the first day you used the card.)

We were hoping by now that we’d be able to go online and pay to have additional rides added to our cards. But apparently, that isn’t available yet.

 Therefore, be sure to bring the correct change with you when you get on the bus. For most riders, the fee is $1.25 each way — BE SURE to ask for a transfer if you need to catch a connecting bus at the plaza.

If you are a “senior citizen” (apparently, that kicks in when you turn 60), the fare is only 60 cents each way.

Of course, you could purchase a week or month pass. But unless you ride the bus twice a day, five days a week, these passes are not cost-effective. If you’d like to purchase a pass, you can do so at the ticket booth at the plaza.

 The PARC Team

Greetings, PARC-ers:

It is so exciting to see so many new people riding StarMetro. We’ve formed quite a nice little community!

We’ve heard that some of you are waiting until Route 80X is extended to Wal-Mart and Target before you start riding StarMetro. Well, the latest we’ve heard is that this won’t happen, probably, until the first week in December. That appears to be the quickest that all the approvals can be obtained. So hang in there. And please consider joining us now by catching StarMetro at one of the stops near Premier. This way you’ll be primed and ready to switch to 80X.

See you on StarMetro!

The PARC Team

September 25
Sept. 27 Session Seeks Input on Proposed Route Changes – StarMetro will be seeking public input and feedback at another “listening session” later this week. Citizens will have the opportunity to provide StarMetro officials with comments regarding proposed revisions to several routes, including two serving Florida A & M University, two serving Florida State University and Tallahassee Community College, and two serving Governors Square and nearby office complexes. Proposed revisions include both time changes to be consistent with other system routes, and several revisions to streets served.

A Community Listening Session will take place Thursday, Sept. 27, 5:30-7 p.m., at the Leon County Veterans’ Services office, 918 Railroad Avenue. Participants may discuss the proposed route changes with StarMetro staff, as well as offer suggestions on transit services in general.

Though participants may discuss any aspect of StarMetro and mass transit services in general, this Thursday’s session will concentrate on proposed changes to the following routes:

  • 5 – Florida A & M University, Gaither Park and Sherwood Park
  • 11 – Florida A & M University, the Veterans’ Services office and the Providence neighborhood
  • 20 – Alumni Village and Liberty Park
  • 23 & 24 – FSU, TCC and Leon County Public Health Department
  • 25 & 26 – Governors Square and adjacent eastside office complexes
  • 30 – Tallahassee Mall and Northwood Centre

The route changes have been proposed to increase the efficiency of service for passengers.

For more information regarding the Sept. 27 Community Listening Session, please contact Ben Growley at 891-5206, or visit
Ben Growley, StarMetro, 891-5206, or Bill Behenna, Communications Department, 891-8534

It turns out StarMetro has been providing Saturday service to the Village Square Blvd. stop all along — however, it’s not on Route 16 but rather Route 10.

Route 10 leaves the Village Square stop at 10 minutes past the hour between 9:10 a.m. and 6:10 p.m. It leaves the plaza downtown at 40 minutes past the hour between 8:40 a.m. and 5:40 p.m.

Route 10 travels different streets than Route 16, so check the StarMetro link for details.

The PARC Team