Transit Authority of River City

Local News
12:56 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

TARC Increases Frequency of 4th Street Buses

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The Transit Authority of River City is ramping up service in and around downtown.

TARC is increasing the frequency buses arrive and depart along the entire length of 4th Street in downtown Louisville.

North of Central Ave, the 4th Street bus will run every 10 minutes from 6am to 9pm. South of Central, it will run every 20 minutes.

The new schedule has been in effect since August 12. TARC Executive Director Barry Barker says this comes on the heels of increasing the frequency of the number 18 and 23 buses last year.

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Local News
3:53 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

TARC Cuts Take Effect This Weekend

A month after a fare increase took effect, the Transit Authority of River City will alter several of its routes, effective Sunday.

Five routes will be eliminated and ten more will be altered. These cuts and more were proposed this spring after TARC saw a drop in revenue. After a flood of public comments, TARC instituted a rate increase but held off on changing some routes.

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Local News
5:00 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

TARC Gets Federal Grant for New Buses

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The Transit Authority of River City has received another federal grant to purchase new buses.

Most of the news about TARC involves cuts, since the authority's funding is tied to the city occupational tax.

But recently, TARC has won grants to replace aging vehicles. The latest award is for $4 million, which is enough to buy a dozen buses that more cleanly burn diesel fuel.

Previously, a grant was used to order 27 new buses, eleven of them hybrids.

In all, there are 210 buses in TARC's fleet. The new vehicles will be on the street next year.

Local News
4:53 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Some TARC Routes Spared From Cuts

The Transit Authority of River City’s Board of Directors has approved several service reductions that will take effect in August, but the cuts are not as steep as originally proposed.

Under a plan approved by the board today, half of the cuts proposed two months ago will be spared, due to lower than estimated diesel fuel costs,  a boost in occupational tax revenue in May and in response to public input.  TARC gets much of its funding from the occupational tax.

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