Eliminations and Service Changes
take effect Sun., Aug. 12
June 25, 2012
service changes in April to address a projected budget shortfall. More than 800 comments were
received about the proposals during a public comment period that included six
Following a review of comments, service levels and budget considerations, the
following changes were
adopted on June 25 and will take effect Aug. 12.
information on routes, including revised maps and schedules, visit
www.ridetarc.org and look for
printed route schedules on yellow paper. For a news release on the announcement, please click here.
Routes to be
alternative route: Route #4-Fourth Street, National Turnpike branch, as far as
National Turnpike and Sinclair
#38x – Deering
alternative route: Route #6-Sixth Street, at Newcut Market Center and routes
#18 and #50x along Dixie Highway.
Southern Indiana route eliminations (click the link to see map) below are part of a restructuring that
will slightly increase the total amount of service there:
#65x – Southern
alternative route: Routes #71-Jeffersonville and #72-Clarksville-New Albany to
downtown Louisville. Parking
available at Greentree Mall adjacent to the bus shelter on Greentree Blvd. near
Sears Auto Center, or at Value City
Furniture at Eastern Boulevard and Little League Blvd. in Clarksville.
Charlestown Road Express
alternatve route: Route #71 on Grant Line Road, in downtown New Albany.
Jeffersonville Park and Ride
alternative route: Route #72-Clarksville to downtown Louisville. Parking will
remain available at the Jeffersonville
Park & Ride but passengers will need to walk to Spring Street to board Rt.
*Click here for an announcement on the Indiana service.
Routes proposed for elimination that will continue unchanged
#45x – Okolona Express , #53x – Breckenridge Express, #54x – Manslick Express, #68x – Prospect Express
#1 – Fourth
Trolley will be rerouted permanently around 4th Street Live. Bus arrival times
will be reduced slightly with 10-minute
arrivals maintained during lunchtime. Service will begin one hour earlier on
weekdays, at 7 a.m.
#2 – Second
Change: Due to
airport expansion, Routes #2-Second Street, #93-UPS Shuttle-UL and # 99-UPS
will be rerouted at Crittenden Drive and Nevada Avenue to Woodlawn Avenue,
Allmond Avenue and Strawberry
Lane to a new extension of Crittenden Drive. Bus arrival times will change every
day on Rt. #2. Times will not
change on Rts. #93 and #99.
#18 – Preston
Street – 18th Street
Discontinue service to Camp Taylor branch of route.
Suggested alternative route: Rts. #18 and #43-Poplar
Level Road on either side of the Camp Taylor area. Bus
arrival times change slightly on all days. (Change
consistent with original proposal.)
#19 – Muhammad
arrival times will change throughout the day to provide
more consistent service along Frankfort Avenue where
Routes #19-Muhammad Ali and #31-Middletown now overlap.
Discontinue all trips to New Albany. Service in West
Louisville will remain unchanged. Alternative routes: Route
#71-Jeffersonville will cover the same route as #22
in Southern Indiana and provide access to downtown
Louisville. (Change follows original proposal.)
#29 – Eastern
Service east of Bardstown Road en route to Oxmoor Center
in St. Matthews will continue with buses arriving less
frequently at stops on this section of the route. There are also
minor time adjustments on weekdays and weekends on
other parts of the route. (TARC originally proposed eliminating
Rt. #29 service east of Bardstown Road).
to East Point business center will continue with three
morning and three afternoon trips instead of the current five morning and five afternoon trips. Bus arrival times will
change on most weekdays. (TARC originally proposed
eliminating all trips to the business center.)
Westport Road Express
morning and one afternoon trip will remain. One morning
and one afternoon trip will be discontinued. (TARC
originally proposed eliminating the route.)
#50x – Dixie
Discontinue all trips south of Valley Station Shopping
Center. Total number of trips will be reduced to four morning
and four afternoon trips.Two trips will operate to/from Park
Place Mall and the other two will operate to Valley
Station Shopping Center. Alternative route: Route
#18-Preston -18th Street.
#55 – Westport
will continue unchanged but several trip times
will be adjusted on weekdays and Saturdays. (TARC
originally proposed discontinuing trips north of Springhurst
Town Center and Chamberlain Lane.)
Southern Indiana route changes, (click the link to see map) part of major route restructuring there:
#71 – New
Improve service on weekdays and take over Route #22 in
New Albany. Route #71 will provide access to Indiana University
Southeast, downtown New Albany and Louisville
with connections to other major routes. The route will
serve Pearl Street and Country Club Drive in New Albany. No
longer served: New Albany Plaza. (Rt. #82 will serve the
plaza and stops along State Street). #71 includes
Jeffersonville, via downtown Louisville, where the route will
serve Court Avenue, Eighth and Tenth streets and Middle
Road and will end at the Meijer on Holman’s Lane.
Originally, TARC proposed providing service to the River Ridge
Commerce Center, but is unable to do so at this time.
Discontinue trips to New Albany. Service in Clarksville
will remain unchanged. Alternative route: Route #82 will
cover the same route as #72 between New Albany and
Clarksville. Route #71 will provide more direct service
between New Albany and downtown Louisville.
Albany-Clarksville crosstown (NEW ROUTE)
cross-town trips linking New Albany, Clarksville and Jeffersonville.
Route description: Travels from Knobs View
Apartments to downtown New Albany, through the retail center
in Clarksville and the Meijer complex in Jeffersonville,
via State Street (New Albany); Lewis and Clark
Parkway (Clarksville); Greentree Boulevard (Clarksville),
Veterans Parkway (Clarksville-Jeffersonville) and Holmans Lane (Jeffersonville). Specific peak hour trips will
serve Jeffersonville Towne Center. Saturdays, service will
operate between Knobs View Apartments and Sam Gwin
Drive (Sam’s/Wal-Mart) in Clarksville only. There will be no
service on Sundays and Holidays.
* Click here for an announcement on the Indiana service.