Megabus Extends Midwest Service to Louisville, Nashville

The low-cost bus service Megabus.com is coming back to Louisville after taking a hiatus in 2008. Beginning mid-March, the company will run routes between Louisville, Nashville, Chicago and Indianapolis. The price to ride begins at $1 if booked early enough, but typical prices range from $5 to around $30, said Bryony Chamberlain, director for Megabus.com.… Continue reading Megabus Extends Midwest Service to Louisville, Nashville

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

Kentucky Awarded Grant to Create Veteran Transportation Call Center

Gov. Steve Beshear says a federal grant has been approved that will help veterans find local, affordable transportation services, but it may be a year before the program is in place. “So many veterans that are struggling to get their bills paid and just making ends meet, transportation often goes first,” said Pat McKiernan, Kentucky’s… Continue reading Kentucky Awarded Grant to Create Veteran Transportation Call Center

Local Businesses Surveyed For Impact of Bridge Closure

Greater Louisville Inc. is sending surveys to area businesses to determine the effect the Sherman Minton Bridge closure had on local business. The survey went out Tuesday to members of GLI, One Southern Indiana and several other business associations as local businesses are adjusting schedules, management, and in some cases shipping routes in response to… Continue reading Local Businesses Surveyed For Impact of Bridge Closure

Commutes Better Than Expected, New Changes Applied

Officials say that rush-hour commutes have been better than expected and new changes will be applied on Wednesday in response to the closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge. The announcements came from both Indiana and Kentucky’s transportation departments at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon. The states addressed traffic concerns for the second rush-hour day… Continue reading Commutes Better Than Expected, New Changes Applied

Sherman Minton Bridge Closed Indefinitely After Crews Find Potential Weakness

The Sherman Minton Bridge is closed indefinitely. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels ordered the closure today. Yesterday, crews found a crack in a load-carrying piece of the span. The bridge carries traffic on Interstate 64 between Kentucky and New Albany, Indiana. Traffic is being rerouted to I-265 and I-65. It will likely back up traffic on… Continue reading Sherman Minton Bridge Closed Indefinitely After Crews Find Potential Weakness

JCPS Begins Early Childhood Education, Busing Close to Its Goal

Jefferson County Public Schools is around ten minutes shy of meeting a busing goal set earlier this month. JCPS Transportation Director Rick Caple previously told WFPL he hoped to have all students home around 5 pm within two weeks from the start of classes. While it’s not there yet, it’s close, he said. Caple said… Continue reading JCPS Begins Early Childhood Education, Busing Close to Its Goal

Park(ing) Day Returns

Local transportation advocates are hoping for a more successful Park(ing) Day this year. On Park(ing) Day, participants around the world temporarily turn metered parking spaces into small green spaces. Last year, Metro Government shut down one such park over safety risks and a lack of permits. This year, organizer Branden Klayko has coordinated with the city.… Continue reading Park(ing) Day Returns

Interstate Closures in Kentucky and Indiana Begin Monday

Two construction projects will slow interstate traffic in the area tomorrow. After morning rush hour, one of the three eastbound lanes of I-64 on the Sherman Minton Bridge will be closed for maintenance. The Indiana Department of Transportation expects the closure to affect eastbound rush hour traffic for several months on the lower deck of… Continue reading Interstate Closures in Kentucky and Indiana Begin Monday

Public Less Satisfied With Metro Transportation

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