With the closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge and the re-routing of more than 80,000 cars every weekday, officials are urging commuters to use public transportation. Since Monday morning, TARC has added buses to several cross-river routes. Barry Barker is the Executive Director of TARC. “What we’re doing is making sure that our buses leave… Continue reading TARC Adding More Buses to Deal With Congestion Caused by Bridge Closure
The Transit Authority of River City is extending the Fourth Street route farther south into the Glengarry neighborhood and adding a morning express trip from Jeffersontown to downtown Louisville. TARC officials say the changes are a response to increased ridership and demand from customers in south Louisville. The extra service will cost the agency about… Continue reading Increased Demand Leads to Expanded TARC Service in South Louisville
The fifty cent fare on trolleys on 4th, Main and Market streets was dropped for the summer. TARC paid for the rides with business sponsorships. Director Barry Barker says so many people rode the trolleys this summer, he sought more sponsorships.
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.
by Gabe Bullard Trolley service in downtown Louisville will once again be free, at least for about three months–trolley rides will be subsidized through business sponsorships for the summer. TARC has partnered with downtown business and development organizations to drop the 50 cent fare from trolleys from June 7th through the end of August. Executive… Continue reading TARC Trolleys To Be Free For The Summer
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… Continue reading TARC Board Approves Revised Plan To Balance Budget
If you’ve heard about TARC in the news lately, it’s probably about where the buses won’t take you: the Kentucky Derby. This was the first year that Derby shuttles were chartered by a private company instead of the Transit Authority of the River City. But, nevertheless, TARC continues to provide comprehensive service across the Louisville Metro area on a daily basis.