Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is searching for a director for his proposed Office of Sustainability, a position he says would more than pay for itself. Fischer campaigned in part on making Louisville more green and energy efficient. During the race he said he would create an Office of Sustainability, which would encourage residents, businesses and… Continue reading Office of Sustainability Coming Soon
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
TARC is partnering with Miller/Coors to offer free system-wide service beginning at 6 PM on Oaks Day. The service will continue until 1 AM. Miller Lite Free Rides is entering its third year with TARC. The service will include a special trolley line that will run every 10 minutes until midnight on the Main-Market route, just south… Continue reading TARC Offers Free Service Derby Eve
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.
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.
Transit Authority of River City buses will run every fifteen minutes on the number 18 route on Preston and Dixie highways and on the number 23 route, which serves Broadway and Bardstown Road. About 20% of TARC’s riders use the two routes.
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 Stephanie Crosby The latest round of TARC route and service cuts take place today. Four routes serving Indian Trail, Bashford Manor, River Road and Hurstbourne Parkway are eliminated and service reductions are now in place on twenty other routes. TARC Director Barry Barker says they saved some express routes in favor of a one-dollar… Continue reading TARC Cuts Take Effect
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