Route changes

TARC requesting public comment for proposed service changes to take effect in August

March 8, 2023

Update: Additional public meetings have been scheduled for April 6, and a virtual meeting for April 12 (see below).

TARC is asking for your input on the following proposed changes to ten routes. These changes are being suggested to adjust service to where it is most needed and make sure routes are operating effectively. These adjustments will go into effect on Sunday, August 6, 2023.

Three open-house public meetings to discuss these changes in greater detail are scheduled to take place:

  • Tuesday, March 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Southwest Public Library, 9725 Dixie Hwy., Louisville, KY 40272
  • Wednesday, March 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Union Station, 1000 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40203
  • Thursday, April 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Middletown Branch Library, 12556 Shelbyville Rd., Louisville, KY 40243
  • Wednesday, April 12 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. via virtual Zoom meeting

Public comments regarding these changes will be accepted through April 25th and may be submitted via mail or in person at Union Station, 1000 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40203, in-person during the public meetings, by phone at (502) 585-1234, or by email to: PublicComment@ridetarc.org.

TARC is reviewing and analyzing proposed service changes to ensure this proposal does not create any disproportionate burden or disparate impact on low-income and minority populations in the TARC service area. Federally required Title VI evaluation will be developed to address any potential impact of these changes, and propose mitigation measures if required. Title VI evaluation and outcomes will be presented to the TARC Board of Directors at the Board meeting on May 23rd for their review and approval.

Click each route description below to view a map of the proposed changes for that route.

Route 4 – Fourth Street will extend to New Cut Road to improve access to Walmart and offer a one-seat-ride from Downtown Louisville to the New Cut and Outer Loop area. Some minor adjustments to service times will also be implemented, and service to Strawberry lane will be discontinued.

Route 6 – Sixth Street will add trips to University of Louisville St. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, and will reduce route frequency from 30 to 40 minutes between buses on weekdays, and from 50 to 60 minutes on weekends.

Route 10 – Dixie Rapid will be extended south of Dixie Gardens to pick up morning and afternoon trips to Watson Lane, due to Route 18 realignment to the Manslick Road area. Minor adjustments to service times on Route 10 will be implemented.

Route 18 – Dixie Highway will be rerouted to Manslick Road just north of Crums Lane, traveling along Bluegrass to Hazelwood to St. Andrews Church Rd. The route will also travel along Stonestreet Road, 3rd Street Road and Valley Station to provide service to the University of Louisville Medical Center Southwest and Jefferson Community and Technical College Southwest Campus. There will be major changes to service times, and changes in frequency on this route from 30 to 40 minutes all day.

Route 72 – Clarksville will have adjustments to service times and stop locations on weekdays, including frequency changes to 50-minutes all day. No adjustments to Saturday and Sunday service are proposed.

Route 74 – Chamberlain Ln – River Ridge will provide service from Downtown Louisville to Accomack Drive, and create new, semi-express morning and afternoon service from Downtown Louisville to Westport Road. Changes to this route will also improve service to Ballard High School, and the new Veterans Hospital site.

The following routes will be discontinued:

Route17X Bardstown Road Express will no longer operate as express service. Adequate service will be provided with current trips on local Route 17.

Route 31X Middletown Express will no longer operate as express service. Adequate service will be provided with current trips on local Route 31.

Route 40X Jeffersontown Express will no longer operate as express service; one trip has been added in the morning as a local trip. The area currently being served will continued to be covered with local Route 40 trips with this proposal, including service to Billtown Road.

Route 61X Plainview Express will be discontinued. Most of the area currently served by this route will continue to be served with this proposal by local Route 31.