TARC Proposes Fare Increases, Service Cuts to Balance Budget

The Transit Authority of River City (TARC) is proposing a hike in bus fares, the elimination of nine express routes and other service changes to offset a projected $4.6 million budget shortfall next fiscal year. Officials will seek public input on the proposed changes at six pubic meetings to be held May 15-17. “With fuel […]

TARC Negotiating New Contract for Disabled Rider Service

The Transit Authority of River City will soon enter talks for a new contract for the agency’s TARC3 service. TARC3 is for people who can’t ride standard buses. The vehicles visit riders’ homes and the schedules and routes are adjusted to create the most convenient service possible. But even though it’s convenient, the service isn’t the […]

TARC Touts Added Service On Two Major Routes

TARC was forced to make some deep cuts and eliminate stops and services last year to close a $5 million
budget shortfall. TARC is funded largely through occupational taxes, and has been hard-hit by high unemployment. But Executive Director Barry Barker says the authority’s fiscal picture is slowing improving.

TARC Board Approves Revised Plan To Balance Budget

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 […]