TARC increasing service for Thunder Over Louisville

TARC increasing service for Thunder Over Louisville

TARC increasing service for Thunder Over Louisville


by WHAS11/News Release


Posted on April 1, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 1 at 1:09 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11/NEWS RELEASE) – TARC is increasing service into downtown Louisville and setting up five post-event boarding areas for Thunder Over Louisville on Saturday, April 12. TARC said the plan is virtually the same as in previous years.

Yellow signs with route information for Thunder Over Louisville will be posted on board all TARC coaches, designated bus stops and shelters in the coming days.

TARC will have reduced fare for those who present a TARC ID. During Thunder Over Louisville regular, one-way fare will be $1.75 for adults and $.80 for passengers over the age of 65 and riders with disabilities for the age of 6-17. Children under the age of five ride for free.

Buses on routes #71-Jeffersonville and #72-Clarksville, which travel to Louisville from Indiana, 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 p.m. at those locations (see list of routes 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. However, as the event draws closer, some downtown routes may see delays due to police barricades and heavy pedestrian traffic.

For a map of the post Thunder boarding click here.

The routes with added service are:
#4-Fourth Street      
#6-Sixth Street
#15-Market Street
#17-Bardstown Road
#19-Muhammad Ali
#21-Chestnut Street
#40-Taylorsville Road
#43-Portland-Poplar Level Road
#63-Crums Lane
#71-Jeffersonville-Louisville-New Albany
Detours - Routes #71-Jeffersonville and #72-Clarksville

In preparation for Thunder Over Louisville, the Clark Memorial Bridge will be closed at the following times.

Thursday, April 18, 2013          9:30 a.m. to Midnight
Friday, April 19, 2013                All day
Saturday, April 20, 2013           All day
Sunday, April 21, 2013             Midnight to 2 p.m.

When the bridge is closed, buses use the following detour:

Routes #71 and #72, northbound coaches will continue on Liberty to I-65 north to Court Street exit. 

Route #71 westbound # 72 southbound coaches will continue on Court Avenue to I-65 South to Jefferson/Brook Street Exit and follow Jefferson to regular route.

Post-Thunder boarding
Locations listed and on the map below are the only boarding opportunities after the event. 

Eastbound Routes
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
#25 – Oak-Westport Crosstown

Westbound Routes
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)

Southbound Routes
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