The Transit Authority of River City will hold a series of public meetings this week on proposed route changes and fare increases. TARC’s revenue relies on the city occupational tax. As that’s declined, fuel, healthcare and pension costs have gone up, leaving TARC with a $4.6 million shortfall. To close the gap, the authority has proposed… Continue reading TARC Schedules Public Meetings on Route Changes, Fare Increase
Two people showed up for an open house on the plan Tuesday afternoon. One of them said TARC should improve its current services, rather than add more.The other half of the audienc said the route will help familiarize people with the loop.
Each bus cost $558 thousand, which is more than traditional a traditional diesel bus…but Barker says the hybrids will save on maintenance and fuel costs, with each one using 3,000 fewer gallons of diesel per year than older buses.
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.
Service reductions on several Louisville bus routes will take effect on the 21st of this month. The Transit Authority of River City—or TARC—first proposed the reductions in December as a way to cut one million dollars from the budget. After a series of public meetings, the TARC board decided to eliminate five routes and reduce… Continue reading TARC Route Cuts Take Effect On February 21