tarc http://wfpl.org en LMPD Boosts Security As Kentucky Derby Weekend Approaches http://wfpl.org/post/lmpd-boosts-security-kentucky-derby-weekend-approaches <p>Louisville Metro Police are boosting security details in the final days of celebrations for the Kentucky Derby.</p><p>LMPD&nbsp;officials said the department will &nbsp;work with local, state and federal agencies—including the homeland security department—to ensure the safety.</p><p>Maj. Kelly Jones, commander for LMPD’s special operations, said officers are also constantly monitoring social media, watching for potential threats.</p><p>“We don’t know of any threat that is a threat to safety at any event for any of our citizens right now,” he said.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 00:06:03 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9241 at http://wfpl.org LMPD Boosts Security As Kentucky Derby Weekend Approaches Charges Dropped In TARC Stabbings; Downtown Louisville Violence Followed Vigil For Victims http://wfpl.org/post/charges-dropped-tarc-stabbings-downtown-louisville-violence-followed-vigil-victims <p>A man charged with murdering a 14-year-old boy on a TARC bus has been released from jail.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 01:32:28 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8983 at http://wfpl.org Charges Dropped In TARC Stabbings; Downtown Louisville Violence Followed Vigil For Victims TARC Unveils Real-Time Bus Arrival Map; City Challenges Developers to do More http://wfpl.org/post/tarc-unveils-real-time-bus-arrival-map-city-challenges-developers-do-more <p>You can now get real-time bus arrival data from TARC, meaning that perhaps you won't rush to a bus stop only to find that it's delayed.</p><p>Similar mapping <a href="/post/map-shows-where-tarc-buses-are-louisville-real-time">built by others &nbsp;has already been available. </a>TARC's version is available through its <a href="http://www.ridetarc.org/trip-planner/">online trip-planner</a> and Google Maps.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:00:57 +0000 Joseph Lord 8281 at http://wfpl.org TARC Unveils Real-Time Bus Arrival Map; City Challenges Developers to do More TARC Announces Changes to a Handful of Routes http://wfpl.org/post/tarc-announces-changes-handful-routes <p>TARC announced Thursday changes to several of its bus routes that will start next month. The changes include the extension of the Fourth Street trolley south of Broadway to service the Louisville Free Public Library and schools in the area.</p><p>The changes go into effect Jan. 26.&nbsp;</p><p>TARC previously announced a new shuttle <a href="/post/tarc-offer-new-route-between-kentucky-and-indiana">between Louisville and Southern Indiana.</a></p><p>Here's a rundown from TARC:</p><blockquote><p>Route #1-Fourth Street Trolley</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 22:08:11 +0000 Joseph Lord 7962 at http://wfpl.org TARC Announces Changes to a Handful of Routes TARC to Offer New Route Between Kentucky and Indiana http://wfpl.org/post/tarc-offer-new-route-between-kentucky-and-indiana <p>The Transit Authority of River City will soon offer commuters a new travel option between downtown Louisville and Southern Indiana.</p><p>Beginning Jan. 27, two new TARC commuter coaches will make four daily round trips across the Ohio River via I-65.</p><p>Designed to be mobile work spaces, the coaches are equipped with electrical outlets, free wi-fi and overhead storage. Passengers will pay an express fare of $2.75.</p><p>TARC Executive Director Barry Barker wants the coaches to be exempt from tolling for the Ohio River Bridges Project.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 7906 at http://wfpl.org TARC to Offer New Route Between Kentucky and Indiana 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 Louisville Wants Residents' Thoughts for New Long-Term Transportation Strategy http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-wants-residents-thoughts-new-long-term-transportation-strategy <p>Louisville is creating a long-term transportation strategy that will be included in the state's six-year road plan—meaning the ideas would get funding.</p><p>The strategy, called MoveLouisville, will consider every aspect of how Louisvillians&nbsp;may get from one place to another—motor vehicles, bikes, feet, bus or even train.</p><p>The process to develop the strategy begins next week with a series of public &nbsp;comment sessions to get ideas for what, exactly, residents want in a long-range transportation plan.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 20:48:27 +0000 Joseph Lord 7445 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Wants Residents' Thoughts for New Long-Term Transportation Strategy 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 TARC Route Changes Go Into Effect http://wfpl.org/post/tarc-route-changes-go-effect <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Six </span>TARC<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"> routes changed Sunday as the public transit agency attempts to improve service and &nbsp;save an estimated $1.8 million.</span><br> Sun, 09 Jun 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 5697 at http://wfpl.org TARC Route Changes Go Into Effect