TARC Approves Fare Increases, Service Reductions Under Review

The board of directors for the Transit Authority of River City approved across-the-board fare increases that will take effect July 1 to help offset a projected $4.6 million budget shortfall. Base fare for a one-way trip will increase from $1.50 to $1.75 and a monthly pass will cost $50 compared to the current $42 rate.… Continue reading TARC Approves Fare Increases, Service Reductions Under Review

TARC Schedules Public Meetings on Route Changes, Fare Increase

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

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… Continue reading TARC Proposes Fare Increases, Service Cuts to Balance Budget

TARC to Unveil New Website This Week

The Transit Authority of River City will unveil a redesigned website later this week with a look that officials say will enhance visibility and improve scheduling pages. The new website will also include a scrolling news section, links to social media sites and better overall visibility for users who want to access it at home… Continue reading TARC to Unveil New Website This Week

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… Continue reading TARC Negotiating New Contract for Disabled Rider Service

TARC Uses Federal Funds to Continue Service on Popular Routes

The Transit Authority of River City has received another $1 million federal grant to continue more frequent bus service on popular routes. Mayor Greg Fischer says the county has seen a 20 percent ridership increase on routes 18 and 23, which cover Dixie and Preston highways and Broadway and Bardstown Road. Both routes carry nearly… Continue reading TARC Uses Federal Funds to Continue Service on Popular Routes

Louisville Region Partners Public Transportation with Google

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

TARC to Provide St. James Patrons With Shuttle Service

The Transit Authority of River City is again offering public transportation for patrons of the St. James Court Art Show. For the past several years, buses have run residents from downtown to the Old Louisville neighborhood, which hosts the annual art show. The juried fine arts and crafts show has been going on since 1957,… Continue reading TARC to Provide St. James Patrons With Shuttle Service

The Wednesday Morning Commute: 7am Update

Wednesday begins with one bright spot: officials say the traffic on Monday and Tuesday has been moving more smoothly than expected. Small comfort if you’re stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic, or if you’re getting up much earlier to start your commute – but worth noting. A few notes: Wednesday morning traffic is reverting back to normal… Continue reading The Wednesday Morning Commute: 7am Update

TARC Adding More Buses to Deal With Congestion Caused by Bridge Closure

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