Public Transportation http://wfpl.org en Map Shows Where TARC Buses Are in Louisville in Real Time http://wfpl.org/post/map-shows-where-tarc-buses-are-louisville-real-time <p>In the past couple weeks, more talk than usual has focused on transportation in Louisville—the <a href="/post/tarc-wants-your-opinion-incoming-fare-payment-system">near future of TARC</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;the <a href="/post/louisville-wants-residents-thoughts-new-long-term-transportation-strategy">long-term future of getting around the city.</a></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 22:06:41 +0000 Joseph Lord 7466 at http://wfpl.org Map Shows Where TARC Buses Are in Louisville in Real Time TARC Wants Your Opinion on Incoming Fare Payment System http://wfpl.org/post/tarc-wants-your-opinion-incoming-fare-payment-system <p>TARC&nbsp;wants your thoughts on a new payment system slated to start in the summer.</p><p>The smartcard system will make riding TARC "faster and easier,"&nbsp;TARC executive director Barry Barker. The smartcards—that is, cards you tap on a console when you board a TARC bus—will replace paper tickets and passes; transfer slips will end, too.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:02:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 7354 at http://wfpl.org TARC Wants Your Opinion on Incoming Fare Payment System TARC Starts $30-Million Project to Modernize Public Transit in Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/tarc-starts-30-million-project-modernize-public-transit-louisville <p>Ten new TARC buses with updated technology hit Louisville area roads on Tuesday, part of the roll out of a four-year, $30-million initiative to improve public transportation.</p><p>The new buses will service TARC's two routes crossing the Ohio River. They're replacing buses that have traveled more than 500,000 miles—and 11 more buses are expected to roll out in October, on cross-river routes and on express routes.</p><p>The 21 new buses will have free WiFi, power charging stations for mobile devices and overhead storage. TARC paid $9.5 million for them.</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 20:25:43 +0000 Joseph Lord 6946 at http://wfpl.org TARC Starts $30-Million Project to Modernize Public Transit in Louisville Watch | Louisville Transit Comes Alive on YouTube http://wfpl.org/post/watch-louisville-transit-comes-alive-youtube <p>At first blush, the video below looks like art -- tiny dots scurrying across a black backdrop with a blue squiggle meandering through the middle.</p><p>That's Louisville. Each dot represents a TARC bus. Watch:</p><p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 16:05:58 +0000 Joseph Lord 2727 at http://wfpl.org Watch | Louisville Transit Comes Alive on YouTube