TARC Summer Youth Pass now available without charge to youth and one adult legal guardian!

June 15, 2023

TARC has an exciting update to the 2023 Summer Youth Pass. Thanks to a new partnership with Mayor Craig Greenberg and Louisville Metro, youth – and one accompanying adult legal guardian – will now be able to ride transit without cost through August 31. The pass will achieve a top Greenberg administration and TARC priority – helping transit-reliant families access summer activities.

 “The Summer Youth Pass allows Louisville youth to access opportunities,” said Carrie Butler, TARC Executive Director. “This year, thanks to the support of the Greenberg Administration, we’re able to not only make it free, but also expand it to an adult family member with our Companion Pass as well.”  

What is the cost?

  • The Summer Youth Pass and Companion Pass for one adult legal guardian now comes at no cost to participants. This is thanks to the partnership of Louisville Metro and Mayor Craig Greenberg’s administration who are sponsoring the expanded passes for the summer.

What ages can participate in the Summer Youth Pass?

  • Students aged 6-19 are eligible for the Summer Youth Pass. To ensure that families are able to take advantage of summer activities together, one adult legal guardian will be eligible for a Companion Pass, also free of charge, good for unlimited travel until August 31.  

What do I need to participate?

  • Students will need a current, reloadable MyTARC student-ID. Adults will need a MyTarc card and must be with the eligible student at the time they obtain the pass.    

Where can I obtain my pass?

  • The Passes may be loaded to MyTarc student-ID cards or regular MyTarc cards (for adults) at TARC Union Station (1000 West Broadway). To be eligible for the pass, adult legal guardians must be with the eligible student at the time they obtain the Companion Pass.

What if I do not already have a reloadable MyTARC student-ID card?

  • Cards must be purchased at Union Station, for $5. A photo will be taken for student-ID cards.

When is it available?

  • Passes are now available at TARC’s 1000 West Broadway main offices!

What if I already purchased a $30 pass before the new partnership was announced?

  • Students who previously purchased a pass will be eligible to receive $30 credit in stored value which can be used on their MyTarc cards after August 31, 2023.

Where can it be used?

  • The Summer Youth Pass can be used as fare on any TARC fixed-route service from 6/1 to 8/31.

What about the express routes?

  • Pass holders pay $1 for express routes – a $1.75 reduction from the normal $2.75 express fare.