TARC is once again increasing service into downtown Louisville and setting up five post-event boarding areas for Thunder Over Louisville on Saturday, April 21 to help sightseers have access to the show. This plan is virtually the same as in recent years.
About 10,000 passengers are expected to take TARC downtown for the annual fireworks and air show event on the river. Passengers are encouraged to plan ahead and know their route number and stop locations for arriving and departing trips. Added service on cross-river Routes #71 and #72 will operate to and from downtown Louisville until bridges are closed when the routes will terminate at Court Avenue and Spring Street in Jeffersonville.
Buses on these routes will not make return trips to Indiana after the fireworks due to the closure of the Clark Memorial (2nd Street) Bridge.
Post-event boarding will be restricted to five locations, all within blocks of the waterfront. Buses will operate until 11:30 p.m. at those locations (see map below). Due to traffic, buses have limited access on downtown streets after the event. The boarding locations are designed to keep buses out of heavy traffic as much as possible to get people home faster.
Beginning at 3:30 p.m, more buses will be added on downtown routes, improving the frequency of bus arrival times at stops and adding capacity.
There will be no shuttle service from the Fairgrounds to downtown.
The routes with added service are:
#2-Second Street (Crittenden Drive to downtown only).
#43-Poplar Level Road/Portland.
#19-Muhammad Ali Blvd.
#21- Chestnut Street.
#72-Clarksville (Giltner Lane near Veterans Pkwy. to downtown)
Locations listed and on the map below are the only boarding opportunities after the event.
Boarding on Market, near Floyd
#15 - Market Street (to La Grange Road)
#19 - Muhammad Ali (to Oxmoor and Lyndon)
#31 – Middletown
Boarding on Liberty, near Floyd
#17 - Bardstown Road (to Fern Creek and Sebree)
#21 – Chestnut (to Bashford Avenue)
#23 – Broadway (to Jeffersontown and Breckenridge Plaza)
#40 – Taylorsville Road
#55 - Westport Road (to Fincastle)
Boarding on Main west of 9th
#15 - Market Street (to Shawnee Park)
#18 – Preston (to Valley Station)
#19 - Muhammad Ali (to Park Duvall and Rockford Lane)
#21 – Chestnut (to Shawnee Park)
#23 – Broadway (to Shawnee Park)
#43 - Portland/Poplar Level (to 32nd & Portland Loop)
Boarding on 6th near Chestnut
#4 - Fourth Street (to Iroquois Park and Southland Park)
#6 - Sixth Street (via Central to Auburndale)
#63 - Crums Lane (to West Pages Lane)
Boarding on 1st at Muhammad Ali
#2 - Second Street (to Airport and UPS)
#18 – Preston (to Okolona – Outer Loop Plaza)
#43 - Portland/Poplar Level (to Fern Creek)