Riding the bus is an easy and efficient way to get to work.
Plan the trip using the real-time trip planner, review real-time bus schedules, or contact Customer Service at (502) 585-1234 for help and the latest schedule updates.
Arrive at your designated bus stop a few minutes ahead of the scheduled time. Watches are not always set to the same time as the transit system, and a few minutes difference could mean a missed bus.
Purchase a MyTARC card online at www.ridetarc.org or one of the purchase and reload locations, or have the exact cash fare.
For more information on rider tools and instructions, visit www.ridetarc.org/rider-tools/how-to-ride
The partnership between the Transit Authority of River City (TARC) and the Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency (KIPDA) has existed since the forming of the Louisville (KY-IN) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in 1973. TARC has served as a member of the KIPDA Transportation Policy Committee (the governing board of the MPO) since that time. The role of the Transportation Policy Committee is to coordinate the expenditure of federal funds within the region on transportation improvements such as transit, roads, bicycle improvements, and pedestrian improvements. More about the KIPDA Louisville (KY-IN) MPO can be found here.
As a result of combined interests and priorities, TARC and KIPDA formed an additional partnership in 2001 for the operation and administration of a regional vanpool program as part of the overall rideshare program known at the time as Ticket to Ride. The program was rebranded in 2019 to Every Commute Counts.
Every Commute Counts provides outreach and marketing for the different methods of ridesharing (transit, carpool, vanpool, bikepool, walking, telework, condensed work week), provides ridematching services for commuters, administers the Emergency Ride Home Program, assists employers with offering transportation and associated benefits to their employees, and oversees the regional vanpool program. TARC owns and maintains the vans that are used in the vanpool program.
In addition, any commuters who use TARC and/or other forms of rideshare to get to and from work can sign up with Every Commute Counts in order to be eligible to use the Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program. ERH provides reimbursement of taxi fare or transportation network provider (such as Uber or Lyft) costs in the event of a family emergency, illness, or mandatory overtime.
The partnership between TARC and KIPDA continues to benefit the region through better air quality, reduced congestion on roadways, and improved quality of life.