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… Continue reading TARC Proposes Fare Increases, Service Cuts to Balance Budget
The Louisville Metro region has joined the ranks of hundreds of other metropolitan areas that have partnered public transportation with Google. Passengers can now click a public transit option on Google Maps to find the closest scheduled Transit Authority of River City (TARC) route to their destination. Users will be given three departure times for… Continue reading Louisville Region Partners Public Transportation with Google
Louisville will participate in a global movement tomorrow to offer up ideas for moving beyond fossil fuels. Moving Planet, Moving Louisville is designed to call attention to the city’s transportation carbon footprint. Drew Foley is one of the event’s organizers. He says different cities are focusing on different aspects of fossil fuels. “We just decided… Continue reading Rally Will Encourage Louisville to Move Away From Fossil Fuels
Louisville Metro residents are dissatisfied with parts of its transportation service, according to results from Louisville’s Merger 2.0 Task Force survey. On Wednesday, Louisville’s Merger 2.0 Task Force release its survey, which measures public response to Metro Government services. The biggest disparity was in public transportation, where around 50 percent say they’re dissatisfied with the… Continue reading Public Less Satisfied With Metro Transportation
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
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.
The morning’s flooding has city busses running behind schedule. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. The Transit Authority of River City or TARC is reporting that this morning’s flooding has disrupted bus schedules and even prevented some busses from getting on the road, says TARC spokesperson Nina Walfoort. “Almost all of our buses are on some amount… Continue reading Flooding Disrupts TARC Bus Services
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.