The Future of TARC

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

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Barker Outlines TARC Cuts to Council Committee

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 […]