transportation http://wfpl.org en University of Louisville Opens Car Sharing Program to Local Residents http://wfpl.org/post/university-louisville-opens-car-sharing-program-local-residents <p>After weak demand on campus, the University of Louisville is opening up its car share program to the public.</p><p>Car share programs already exist—and thrive—in cities around the country. The way they usually work is people pay a nominal fee to become members, and then pay an hourly fee to rent a car.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:08:56 +0000 Erica Peterson 8962 at http://wfpl.org University of Louisville Opens Car Sharing Program to Local Residents Gov. Beshear Proposes Expansion of Mountain Parkway in Eastern Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/gov-beshear-proposes-expansion-mountain-parkway-eastern-kentucky <p>The Mountain Parkway in Eastern Kentucky will expand to four lanes in the coming years under a proposal from Gov. Steve Beshear.</p><p>Beshear's proposal will be paid for with nearly $600 million in state and federal highway funding, and more than $150 million in funds recovered by toll revenues.</p><p>“The Kentucky Highway Plan that I will be recommending to the General Assembly will include a series of construction projects by which the Mountain Parkway will be four-laned, lengthened and thoroughly modernized by the year 2020," Beshear says.</p><p></p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:48:26 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8258 at http://wfpl.org Gov. Beshear Proposes Expansion of Mountain Parkway in Eastern Kentucky Louisville Seeks Public Input in Long-Range Transportation Plan http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-seeks-public-input-long-range-transportation-plan <p>Louisville Metro Government is gathering resident input on for a new transportation plan.</p><p>The plan is called <a href="http://www.louisvilleky.gov/economicdevelopment/MoveLouisville/" target="_blank">“Move Louisville”</a> and will look at all the ways people get around Louisville, or would <em>like</em> to get around Louisville—including public transportation, cars, biking, walking.</p><p>It’s meant to be a comprehensive long-range plan that will set out the city’s transportation investments, policies and projects for the next thirty years.</p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 8081 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Seeks Public Input in Long-Range Transportation Plan Map: Jefferson County Traffic Deaths Spike 29 Percent in 2013, Bucking Kentucky's Downward Trend http://wfpl.org/post/map-jefferson-county-traffic-deaths-spike-29-percent-2013-bucking-kentuckys-downward-trend <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Traffic deaths in Jefferson County spiked 28.7 percent in the last year, despite a decline in the rest of Kentucky.</span></p><p>In 2013, 85 people have died in traffic accidents in the county, with less than a week before year's end, according to Kentucky State Police's traffic statistics. Sixty-six people died in Jefferson County traffic accidents in 2012.</p><p>The increase has no single, specific reason, said Lt. Joe Seelye, traffic unit commander for Louisville Metro Police, which investigated all but a few of the accidents.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 18:06:14 +0000 Joseph Lord 8015 at http://wfpl.org Map: Jefferson County Traffic Deaths Spike 29 Percent in 2013, Bucking Kentucky's Downward Trend Pending Inspection, Ramp from I-65 N to I-64 W in Downtown Louisville is Closed http://wfpl.org/post/pending-inspection-ramp-i-65-n-i-64-w-downtown-louisville-closed <p>Kentucky transportation officials on Friday closed the ramp from northbound Interstate 65 to westbound I-64 in downtown Louisville out of concerns for "apparent" deterioration in a support column.</p><p>The ramp will stay closed pending an inspection. The interchange is in the area of the downtown part of the Ohio River Bridges Project, and contractor Walsh Construction will have a structural engineer join transportation cabinet engineers during the "thorough" inspection, the cabinet said in a news release.</p> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 02:35:34 +0000 Joseph Lord 7985 at http://wfpl.org Pending Inspection, Ramp from I-65 N to I-64 W in Downtown Louisville is Closed 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 How Parents Can Get Information on JCPS Buses http://wfpl.org/post/how-parents-can-get-information-jcps-buses <p>Jefferson County Public Schools students return to class on Tuesday and, as always, logistics are getting some attention.</p><p>The school district has set up a hotline—485-7433 (RIDE)—for parents and guardians to get information about bus stops and times. &nbsp;The hotline is open until 4:30 Monday afternoon.</p><p>Here's a JCPS website with<a href="http://www.jefferson.k12.ky.us/Departments/Transportation/index.html"> more transportation information.</a></p><p>JCPS has also released this video with rules and tips for new bus riders:</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 14:44:31 +0000 Joseph Lord 6511 at http://wfpl.org How Parents Can Get Information on JCPS Buses What Are Louisvillians Saying They Want for the City? http://wfpl.org/post/what-are-louisvillians-saying-they-want-city <p>When Metro Government first began collecting public input on the city's 25-year plan, dubbed Vision Louisville, the <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-metro-government-seeks-public-input-25-year-plan-monday">Mayor's spokesman said suggestions about public transit (light rail, better bus service) were among the most popular</a>.</p><p>Based on the suggestions <a href="http://visionlouisville.com/">the city has collected online</a>, that seems to be the case.</p> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Gabe Bullard 6103 at http://wfpl.org What Are Louisvillians Saying They Want for the City?