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TARC Highlights the Benefits of Public Transportation with Fare-Free Rides for #GetonBoard Day

TARC Highlights the Benefits of Public Transportation with Fare-Free Rides for #GetonBoard Day

Louisville, KY (April 23, 2019) – TARC announced today that it will join with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in National Get On Board Day on Thursday, April 25th. Fare-free service will be provided all day, on all routes.

National Get On Board Day is a day that encourages people to support public transportation and showcases the benefits it brings to communities. Each weekday in the U.S., 34 million people board public transportation.

“Whether or not you ride public transit often, someone you encounter throughout your day does,” said Ferdinand L. Risco Jr., TARC Interim Executive Director, “Public transit is essential for the economic and workforce development of our region. Join us this Thursday and ride to support public transit and our community.”

Public transportation is a cornerstone of local economies in urban, suburban, and rural communities. In fact, public transportation helps to make a community economically prosperous and competitive. Every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns, powering community growth and revitalization.

 

 

About TARC

The Transit Authority of River City (TARC) provides mobility solutions for the greater Louisville region.

TARC’s mission is to explore and implement transportation opportunities that enhance the social, economic and environmental well-being of its service area. This includes connecting residents of and visitors to the region with 102 paratransit vehicles and 223 buses traveling 43 fixed routes to locations within five counties across two states.

TARC is dedicated to its role of moving the workforce of today and tomorrow. With an annual operating budget of 89.5 MM, TARC’s team of 661 employees serve more than 41,000 daily riders, making possible 12.5 MM annual customer trips traveling over 12 MM total miles. With 63% of trips taken for work & another 20% for school, TARC is crucial in the region for delivering a qualified workforce to employers and for getting students to class.

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