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Mayor Fischer makes multiple appointments to Metro Government leadership

Mayor Fischer makes multiple appointments to Metro Government leadership

Louisville, KY (April 24, 2019) – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced promotions for multiple Louisville Metro Government officials who have been running the Louisville Metro Office for Performance Improvement, Louisville Metro Criminal Justice Commission, the Transit Authority of River City, Louisville Free Public Library, Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation, Louisville Metro Department of Economic Development, and Louisville Metro Office for Housing and Community Development on an interim basis.

Ferdinand L. Risco Jr.

Risco has been appointed Executive Director at the Transit Authority of River City (TARC). He was named Interim Executive Director at TARC last fall, when he took over for J. Barry Barker, who retired after directing the public transit agency for almost 25 years.

A veteran of the public transit sector and the military, Risco joined TARC in 2017. Prior to TARC, he was executive director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Association.

“The TARC Board and I appreciate Ferdinand’s hard work to ensure a smooth transition following the retirement of Barry Barker. I look forward to working together to continue enhancing the transportation opportunities in the Greater Louisville region,” said Cedric Powell, Chairman, TARC Board of Directors.

The region’s primary bus service, TARC serves more than 41,000 daily riders on 43 routes in Jefferson, Bullitt, and Oldham counties in Kentucky and Clark and Floyd counties in southern Indiana.

“It is a great privilege to be appointed to this position,” Risco said. “TARC is a dedicated organization, with a hard-working and committed workforce. Together — as members of the community we serve — we look forward to continuing to improve the customer experience and bring about important and necessary progress in economic development. I am honored to represent TARC and the Greater Louisville Region as we continue to lead the industry in providing innovative and reliable mobility solutions.”


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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