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Crossing the river? Take TARC, the untolled advantage

January 12, 2017

Abandon the high price of commuting, parking woes and paying tolls to cross the river.  Instead, you can take TARC and enjoy free Wi-Fi,  outlets for charging mobile devices, overhead storage and extra padded seats on every route that goes over the Ohio River.  All buses are wheelchair accessible and have bike racks on the front.

You can quickly plan your trip and see where buses are in real-time by downloading and using a free app called Transit App.  You can also plan your trip with real-time bus arrival information on the Google Maps app, also available at www. ridetarc.org.

One-way adult cash fare is $1.75; $2.75 for express service.  Monthly passes are $50 for local routes; $85 for express service.  Click this link for more information on fares and to purchase passes and tickets online.

Three cross-river TARC routes:

The I-65X-Sellersburg Express Route
Operates on weekdays  along I-65, with a free park-and-ride lot at IVY Tech (Exit 9 on I-65). In Louisville, buses make several stops in the business and medical center districts, with easy connections to other TARC routes. 

Three morning trips leave IVY Tech, at 6:30 a.m., 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. for the 15-20 minute trip to the first stop in downtown Louisville at Second and Market streets.  Four trips back in the afternoon start are from 3:08-5:48 p.m.

Rt. #71-Jeffersonville, Clarksville, New Albany
 A workhorse of a route, operating seven days a week, linking  New Albany, downtown Louisville and Jeffersonville.  Selected trips stop at River Ridge Commerce Center including Amazon Fulfillment Center.  A free park and ride lot is at the Meijer on Allison Lane in Jeffersonville.  Other stops in Jeffersonville include:  the U.S. Census Bureau, Jeffersonville High School and in the downtown area.  In Floyd County, stops include Indiana University Southeast, Floyd Memorial Hospital, New Albany Industrial Park and destinations along Grant Line Road. The route also makes stops in Kentucky in Portland west of downtown. In peak morning and afternoon periods on weekdays, buses usually arrive at stops every 30-45 minutes.

Rt. #72 – Clarksville
From downtown Louisville to Progress Way and Veterans Parkway in Clarksville, this seven-day-a-week route features access to Jeffersonville, Clark Memorial Hospital, Greentree Mall, and River Falls Mall.  e. During morning and afternoon peak traffic periods on weekdays, buses usually arrive at stops every 30-45 minutes.