transportation

Education
10:44 am
Mon August 19, 2013

How Parents Can Get Information on JCPS Buses

Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL News

Jefferson County Public Schools students return to class on Tuesday and, as always, logistics are getting some attention.

The school district has set up a hotline—485-7433 (RIDE)—for parents and guardians to get information about bus stops and times.  The hotline is open until 4:30 Monday afternoon.

Here's a JCPS website with more transportation information.

JCPS has also released this video with rules and tips for new bus riders:

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Local News
7:00 am
Sun July 14, 2013

What Are Louisvillians Saying They Want for the City?

When Metro Government first began collecting public input on the city's 25-year plan, dubbed Vision Louisville, the Mayor's spokesman said suggestions about public transit (light rail, better bus service) were among the most popular.

Based on the suggestions the city has collected online, that seems to be the case.

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Politics
12:58 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Rand Paul Seeks to Cuts Corporate Tax, Fund Transportation

Rand Paul
Credit U.S. Senate

Through a single piece of legislation, Sen. Rand Paul is hoping to cut a corporate tax and get more revenue for transportation projects.

Here's how: When American companies make money overseas and put it in foreign banks, they have to pay a tax to bring the money back to the U.S.  Paul is sponsoring legislation that lowers the tax companies pay to transfer foreign profits to America from 35 percent to 5 percent. Many of those companies keep that money overseas instead of paying the 35-percent tax.

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Local News
4:24 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

New Nonprofit Focuses on City Issues, Urbanism

As the world's population becomes increasingly urbanized, a new nonprofit has been formed to make sure Louisville handles the changes appropriately.

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Education
7:41 am
Mon August 20, 2012

GPS Could Make Transportation in JCPS More Efficient

Nearly 70,000 Jefferson County Public Schools students are taking the bus Tuesday for the first day of school, adding over 900 buses to the roads.

District officials expect some bus delays in the first week while drivers and parents figure out where students need to go after school, but they hope the new GPS-enabled buses will make transportation in the district more efficient. 

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Local News
5:00 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

TARC Gets Federal Grant for New Buses

WFPL File Photo

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
2:32 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Map Shows Density of Bike-Car Collisions

From Map Grapher

After first finding an increase in bike-car collisions in Louisville between 2010 and 2011, the Map Grapher blog has (that's right) mapped collision density

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Education
12:23 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

UofL Offering Car-Sharing Program in Fall

Registered participants will have access to Toyota Corollas.

 

The University of Louisville has partnered with Enterprise to provide a car-sharing program that will offer faulty and students a low-cost transportation option next school year. 

The company’s We-Car program will allow participants to pick up a Toyota Corolla for an hour, a day or a weekend, said John Drees, spokesman for the University of Louisville.

“Members will have access to these cars at any time. You sign up for time slots, but it’s a 24/7 365 day a year operation," he said.

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Environment
1:52 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Want to Take a High-Speed Train to Atlanta?

A high speed train in Great Britain.
Uploaded by oxyman Wikimedia Commons

A consulting firm says a high-speed passenger rail line that connects Louisville with Nashville, Atlanta and Jacksonville, Florida could be feasible.

According to consulting firm HNTB, there's enough demand for the line, which could cost anywhere from $11 billion to $43 billion.

According to the Florida Times-Union:

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