Increased Demand Leads to Expanded TARC Service in South Louisville

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

Louisville Ranked Among Least Safe Cities for Pedestrians

Louisville has been named one of the most dangerous midwestern cities for pedestrians by the group Transportation for America. The organization looked at pedestrian deaths from 2000 to 2009 and concluded that Louisville is the 19th most dangerous metro area in the country, and second in the Midwest, behind Detroit. Cassandra Culin with the Neighborhood… Continue reading Louisville Ranked Among Least Safe Cities for Pedestrians

Parking Meter Rates to Increase This Summer

Street parking in downtown Louisville will be more expensive starting in July. The Parking Authority of River City has voted, and parking meter rates will jump by 25 cents per hour, bringing the total cost for 60 minutes of parking to one dollar. Parking meters are a handy revenue source for governments, too. Marketplace recently… Continue reading Parking Meter Rates to Increase This Summer

National Transportation Safety Board Chair Traveling to Louisville

Deborah A.P. Hersman will left Washington D.C. Wednesday, in the passenger seat of a tractor-trailer. She will ride with five different truck drivers on her trip, which is meant to give her first-hand knowledge of the challenges drivers face and any potential safety hazards on the roads.

Getting Equal Access to Transportation

Tonight at 8pm, WFPL presents “Back of the Bus: Race, Mass Transit and Inequality,” a new documentary about the fight for equal rights on America’s roads and transit lines. This program visits communities across America to find out why people of color still struggle for equal treatment in public transportation.

JCPS Board Approves Higher Tax, Discusses Transportation Issues

The Jefferson County Board of Education Monday night approved its third consecutive property tax increase to help fund public schools. The money will go toward textbooks, employee raises and new construction. Earlier in the meeting, board members apologized for transportation problems on the first day of school.