TARC Seeks Input on Proposed Service Changes

*NOTE - TARC has adopted some of these service changes. Click here for more information. 

 

March 4, 2013 

 

 

TARC is seeking public comment on proposed changes that include restructuring five Louisville routes for improved service in some areas and cost savings in others. Any changes would take effect on June 9. Click here for detailed descriptions and maps of the proposed route changes. 

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“These proposals are designed to improve overall service as much as possible while saving on costs and minimizing negative impacts to passengers,” said J. Barry Barker, TARC Executive Director.  

 

 

The proposals include the merger of two routes to create a cross-town link between west and east Louisville, more frequent and direct service between downtown and the Louisville International Airport and the elimination of a loop to the downtown Medical Center on the Fourth Street route due to low ridership. 

  

 “We encourage public feedback on all the proposals and will carefully consider comments before any decisions are final,” Barker said. 

 

PUBLIC MEETINGS AND COMMENT THROUGH MARCH 22:  

 

Tues., March 19                    Wed., March 20                  Thurs., March 21 
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Nia Center
2900 West Broadway
                11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
St. Elizabeth Church
1016 East Burnett Avenue
              11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
LFPL Main Branch
301 York Street
                                   
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
McDowell Center
8412 Westport Road
                5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
LFPL Southwest Branch
10375 Dixie Highway
               

 

 

Other ways to get information and comment: 

Email: info@ridetarc.org • Phone: 502/561-5112 

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ridetarc • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ridetarc 

Mail: TARC, Union Station, 1000 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40203 

For more information and to sign up for TARC’s e-news service, visit www.ridetarc.org. 

   

   

The proposals were designed so TARC options would remain available to passengers impacted by the changes. 

  

The proposals would result in an estimated savings of $1.8 million a year. 

  

TARC proposes merging Route#25-Oak Street with Route #55-Westport Road, resulting in direct service between residential areas of west Louisville to job sites in east Louisville. The Westport Road route would no longer travel to downtown, but frequent connections to other TARC routes accessing downtown would be available. This proposed change would also increase service on weekdays and bring new Sunday and holiday service to Westport Road. 

  

TARC would provide more frequent and direct service between the airport and downtown on Route #2-Second Street, which would no longer travel south of the airport to UPS Worldport. The UPS facility would be on Route #18-Preston-18th Street, which travels Dixie and Preston Highways. 

  

The Second Street route would no longer travel on Preston Street, instead making a more direct link to downtown primarily on Third and Second streets.  Route #27-Hill Street would be realigned to cover the area of Preston now served by the Second Street route. The Hill Street route would no longer travel on Burnett and Shelby streets and Delor and Texas avenues. 

  

Based on an analysis of ridership, TARC is proposing the elimination of the loop around the Louisville Medical Center on the Route #4-Fourth Street route. North of Central Avenue on the route, bus arrival times of every 10 minutes would be maintained from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. TARC would reduce service to every 15 minutes from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

  

TARC also proposes reducing frequency from every 15 minutes to every 20 minutes from 7-9 p.m. on Dixie and Preston Highways (Route #18). Buses would still arrive every 15 minutes from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. except south of Park Place Mall on Dixie Highway where buses would arrive at stops every 30 minutes from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.   

  

Click here for detailed descriptions and maps of the proposed route changes.  

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