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8:06 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

LMPD Boosts Security As Kentucky Derby Weekend Approaches

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Louisville Metro Police are boosting security details in the final days of celebrations for the Kentucky Derby.

LMPD officials said the department will  work with local, state and federal agencies—including the homeland security department—to ensure the safety.

Maj. Kelly Jones, commander for LMPD’s special operations, said officers are also constantly monitoring social media, watching for potential threats.

“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.

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9:32 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Charges Dropped In TARC Stabbings; Downtown Louisville Violence Followed Vigil For Victims

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A man charged with murdering a 14-year-old boy on a TARC bus has been released from jail.

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2:00 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

TARC Unveils Real-Time Bus Arrival Map; City Challenges Developers to do More

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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.

Similar mapping built by others  has already been available. TARC's version is available through its online trip-planner and Google Maps. 

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5:08 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

TARC Announces Changes to a Handful of Routes

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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.

The changes go into effect Jan. 26. 

TARC previously announced a new shuttle between Louisville and Southern Indiana.

Here's a rundown from TARC:

Route #1-Fourth Street Trolley

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6:00 am
Mon December 16, 2013

TARC to Offer New Route Between Kentucky and Indiana

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The Transit Authority of River City will soon offer commuters a new travel option between downtown Louisville and Southern Indiana.

Beginning Jan. 27, two new TARC commuter coaches will make four daily round trips across the Ohio River via I-65.

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.

TARC Executive Director Barry Barker wants the coaches to be exempt from tolling for the Ohio River Bridges Project.

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5:06 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Map Shows Where TARC Buses Are in Louisville in Real Time

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In the past couple weeks, more talk than usual has focused on transportation in Louisville—the near future of TARC and the long-term future of getting around the city.

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3:48 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Louisville Wants Residents' Thoughts for New Long-Term Transportation Strategy

Traffic on Interstate 64.
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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.

The strategy, called MoveLouisville, will consider every aspect of how Louisvillians may get from one place to another—motor vehicles, bikes, feet, bus or even train.

The process to develop the strategy begins next week with a series of public  comment sessions to get ideas for what, exactly, residents want in a long-range transportation plan. 

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7:02 am
Tue October 29, 2013

TARC Wants Your Opinion on Incoming Fare Payment System

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TARC wants your thoughts on a new payment system slated to start in the summer.

The smartcard system will make riding TARC "faster and easier," 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. 

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4:25 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

TARC Starts $30-Million Project to Modernize Public Transit in Louisville

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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.

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.

The 21 new buses will have free WiFi, power charging stations for mobile devices and overhead storage. TARC paid $9.5 million for them.

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7:00 am
Sun June 9, 2013

TARC Route Changes Go Into Effect

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Six TARC routes changed Sunday as the public transit agency attempts to improve service and  save an estimated $1.8 million.

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