Following the downturn in the economy, things have been a bit bleak for TARC. Route cuts and staff reductions have riders concerned for the future of a service some already found less than perfect. This Thursday we’ll sit down with Executive Director Barry Barker and talk about the current condition of our bus system and what he sees as the future of TARC. Listen to the Show
by Stephanie Crosby Tempers flared this morning at the meeting of TARC’s Board of Directors. The board was considering a number of route eliminations, service cuts and layoffs to offset a projected $5.5-million dollar budget shortfall for the upcoming year. Several of the TARC operators who were slated for layoff attended the meeting to voice […]
by Stephanie Crosby A new set of recommendations will be presented this morning to the Board of Directors of TARC. Staff members originally recommended cutting 20 bus routes and reducing 15 others to offset a projected $5.5-million budget shortfall. But those recommendations have since been changed to keep some of the express routes, but increase […]
By Rick Howlett Public hearings have begun on a proposed surcharge on some Transit Authority of River City bus routes to avoid eliminating them. Officials had previously suggested doing away with all but three of TARC’s 16 express routes to meet a budget shortfall, but after public input, decided to float the idea of a […]
To cut more than five million dollars from the budget for the next fiscal year, TARC officials first proposed eliminating 20 routes and reducing service on 17 others. Public opposition to that plan led to a revised proposal.
By Rick Howlett A public meeting will be held Monday to gather comment regarding a planned transit hub in Louisville. Chris Poynter with the mayor’s office says this is a chance for residents to offer suggestions on where to locate the facility and what amenities it should include. “This would be a place in downtown…that…if […]
The Transit Authority of River City’s board of directors on Monday agreed to move forward with a plan aimed at reducing a $5.5 million revenue shortfall while preserving many of the bus routes originally slated for elimination. But the board may also impose a $1 surcharge on all 16 of its express routes to keep […]
The Transit Authority of River City’s board of directors will meet at 8:30 Monday morning to consider proposed service reductions.
by Stephanie Crosby Louisville’s public transit chief appeared before a Metro Council committee this afternoon to outline proposed cuts coming in the summer. TARC Executive Director Barry Barker says a five-million dollar budget shortfall has the agency considering eliminating 20 routes and making service reductions to 17 others. They held public meetings on the changes […]
Independent mayoral candidate Jackie Green says he wants to see a change in how public transportation is funded in Louisville.