TARC Accessibility Advisory Council

Purpose

The TARC Accessibility Advisory Council (TAAC) is an independent, self-governing body that advises TARC on public transportation accessibility issues regarding TARC fixed route and TARC3 paratransit service. The Council has served in an advisory capacity and as an information resource regarding accessible public transportation needs to TARC for over 25 years.

Mission

The TARC Accessibility Advisory Council’s mission is to review and advise TARC on all issues, plans and programs for public transportation services in regards to the accessibility needs of our community and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Membership*

The TARC Accessibility Advisory Council (TAAC) formerly known as TARC Elderly & Disabled Advisory Council is comprised of individuals representing citizens with disabilities in the Metro Louisville area who have accessibility needs.

TARC Accessibility Advisory Council members are selected to convey the needs of individuals with disabilities. Membership includes individuals with disabilities and representatives from local and government agencies who represent them.

*TARC Accessibility Advisory Council is currently accepting applications for Council membership.

 

TARC Accessibility Advisory Council Members

Regina Ostertag, Chair
Bill Wright, 1st Vice Chair
Robert Lively, 2nd Vice Chair
Celestia Adams
Darrell Aniton, Louisville Metro Government
Noman Balot
Ted Bickel
Cory Hutcherson, Kentucky Vocational Rehab
Amy Jones
Valarie Rider
Vesselina Romanov, KIPDA
Kristi Sykes
Sarah Teeters, Louisville Metro Office for Aging & Disabled Citizens
Charles Webb
Elaine Weisbard
Herman Vedder

Meetings:

Meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 pm - 3 pm in the TARC Boardroom, 1000 West Broadway; Louisville, KY 40203. During the last 15 minutes of the meeting, the Council welcomes feedback from the disabled community which uses either or both the Fixed Route and TARC3 services and invites your participation. Meeting dates are subject to change and meetings may be canceled because of severe weather. Please check this website or call the TARC Paratransit Office 502.213.3217 for meeting confirmation.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, June 20, Noon – 2 p.m.
Please Note New Location: The Edison Center; 701 W. Ormsby St.; Louisville KY 40203

TARC Accessibility Advisory Council Meeting Minutes Archive

The TARC Accessibility Advisory Council has several committees which are also open to the public including Quality Control, Communications and Eligibility.

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations, including the provision of information in an alternative format, will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. Language translators will also be provided upon request. Please call 502.213.3217 in advance with specific information on your needs.

TARC Website Links

TARC 3 Paratransit Information
TARC 3 Rider’s Guide Video
Attn:“Effective the close of business, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, Chase Bank branches will no longer be selling TARC tickets and passes.

TARC 3 Rider’s Guide (pdf) Screen Reader Version
T3 Voices Archive
Public Transit - Human Services Transportation Planning

External Website Resource Links

ADA Regulations, Guidance, and Procedures
The Center For Accessible Living
Easter Seals Project Action
KIPDA
KY Office for the Blind
KY Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Metro Louisville Office for Aging and Disabled Citizens

* Disclaimer – The TARC Accessibility Advisory Council does not become involved with individual issues, complaints or commendations between TARC and its ridership. If you wish to contact someone regarding such matters please go to Report an Incident page