TARC now offering the 2024 Summer Youth Pass

May 29, 2024

Passes for this year are free of charge thanks to Louisville Metro Government

Louisville, KY (May 29, 2024) –TARC is pleased to once again offer Greater Louisville youth ages 6 to 19, unlimited travel throughout the summer with the Summer Youth Pass—thanks to Louisville Metro Government this year’s pass is available free of charge. 

The pass will cover the cost of fare on all TARC routes from June 1 to August 31. A Summer Pass, good for the same dates, will also be available for adults with a MyTARC fare card but only when obtained at the same time as a Summer Youth Pass; only one adult pass will be issued per child’s pass.

“Offering unlimited travel through the summer gives our children safe and convenient access to important destinations throughout the region,” said TARC Interim Executive Director Ozzy Gibson. “Thanks to Louisville Metro, school-age kids can travel all summer this year visiting friends and family, working summer jobs, and enjoying all our city has to offer at no charge.”

Passes are now available to load to your MyTARC fare card, but will only be accepted to ride TARC beginning June 1. In order to activate your Summer Youth Pass you must visit a TARC location, either Union Station (1000 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40203) or the Nia Center (2901 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40211). If you do not currently have a reloadable MyTARC student-ID card, you will need to purchase one at one of the two TARC locations listed above for an additional one-time set-up fee of $5. A photo will be taken for the card. 

Please note: Passes will not be available online or with the MyTARC Mobile app.