TARC buses become Safe Place sites in cooperation with National Safe Place, the first initiative of its kind in the country. Other transit agencies follow suit and partner with Safe Place to designate their buses as safe places where youths in need of services can access help.
TARC begins a partnership with the University of Louisville that allows faculty, students and staff to ride fare-free.
TARC’s fleet becomes 100 percent compliant and accessible under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.
The maiden voyage of the First Friday Trolley Hop occurs. This partnership between TARC and the downtown business community continues to promote businesses, restaurants, museums and shops in the downtown, NuLu (East Market) and SoFo (South Fourth Street) neighborhoods.
TARC introduces five hybrid-electric buses to Louisville. TARC and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1447 receive the Labor Management Award from the University of Louisville. TARC receives awards from the Louisville Urban League, Kentuckiana Works Education and the Louisville Central Labor Council AFL-CIO for positive contributions as an employer.
The F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop begins along the Frankfort Avenue corridor in the Butchertown, Clifton and Crescent Hill neighborhoods.
During an epic ice storm on Jan. 29 that leaves more than 200,000 people without power, 80 percent of TARC’s fleet stay in operation. From Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, TARC3 paratransit vans and Yellow Cab, which supplements paratransit service, transported 236 people from their homes to shelters or to homes of relatives to ride out the storm and its aftermath.
TARC opens a new Maintenance and Training Annex behind Union Station where buses are cleaned and drivers are trained. The building receives a Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its energy-saving and conservation features, including a green roof and sensors that regulate heating and cooling.
A new TARC radio system that is part of MetroSafe and designed to improve safety and operating efficiency is completed.