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Celebrating 45 years of service!

1995
1995

1995

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.

1997

1997

TARC opens the Nia Neighborhood Jobs Center in the 2900 block of West Broadway in a cooperative effort with Metro Government and the Empowerment Zone community initiative.

2000
2000

2000

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.

2001

2001

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.

2004

2004

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.

2006
2006

2006

TARC implements the Ride to Safety Program in partnership with the Center of Women and Families, which offers assistance to passengers in need of help by connecting them with community resources.

2007

2007

TARC Executive Director Barry Barker is named the 2007 Outstanding Public Transportation Manager by APTA. TARC begins a partnership with Humana for its employees to ride TARC fare-free.

2009

2009

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.

2011
2011

2011

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.

2012

2012

J. Barry Barker receives the Sharon D. Banks Award for Humanitarian Leadership in Transportation from the Transportation Research Board.

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