Founded in 1974, after purchasing the privately-owned Louisville Transit Company, the Transit Authority of River City (TARC) is the only public transit system in the Louisville-Southern Indiana metro area. With a fleet of 227 buses, 33 which are hybrid-electric and 15 that are all-electric, an average 4.8 million individuals ride TARC annually with buses travelling 6.57 million miles a year. Additionally, TARC’s ADA paratransit services performs an average of 312,000 trips this past year.
The Transit Authority of River City (TARC), located in history Union Station at 1000 West Broadway in Louisville, serves a historic region which has always had a legacy of satisfying the needs of transit. The cities of Louisville and Portland in Kentucky, and Jeffersonville, Clarksville and New Albany in Indiana, situated on the southern and northern shores of the Ohio River respectively, were founded and grew to become major hubs of business as travelers came ashore at the Falls of the Ohio, to trade and transport their goods as early as the 18th century.
TARC values this legacy and continues to honor the rich history that built its service region by striving to provide the best public transportation service for all passengers.