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TARC Receives $2.7 Million in Funding for Additional Electric Buses, Innovative Mobility Projects

TARC Receives $2.7 Million in Funding for Additional Electric Buses, Innovative Mobility Projects

Louisville, KY (April 03, 2019) – TARC received funding from the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) program to purchase two electric vehicles and expand service areas. Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government received $1.5 million for signal system upgrades and research.

“This award allows TARC to further expand its sustainable all-electric fleet—already one of the country’s largest in operation,” said TARC’s Interim Executive Director Ferdinand L. Risco Jr., “With these added funds we are also able to expand service to the Outer Loop corridor and provide a much needed connection for employers and their workforce.”

With a focus on providing mobility solutions for the Greater Louisville Region, TARC continues to lead the industry by pioneering mobility as a service (MaaS), and multi-modal transportation.

CMAQ is designated to reward innovative transportation projects that reduce congestion and improve air quality. Kentucky receives CMAQ funds each year for areas designated as non-attainment or maintenance for National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Nine projects statewide were selected for the award this year.

CMAQ funds are available to state and local government agencies as well as private entities through public-private partnerships. Nonprofit organizations may also apply in partnership with a state or local government agency. Recipients provide a 20% local match and are responsible for executing the project.

 

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Transit Authority of River City (TARC), the public transportation system serving the Greater Louisville Region, provides over 12.5 million passenger trips covering more than 12 million miles annually. TARC runs 43 routes in five counties across two states, owns and operates 102 paratransit vehicles and 223 buses. TARC averages over 41,000 daily riders. Of all trips taken, 83% are for work or school.

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