LOUISVILLE, Ky. (News Release) -- TARC bus fares are going up beginning July 1to offset a $4.6 million deficit.
In May, TARC's Board of Directors approved a fare increase scheduled to take effect July 1 to help offset a projected $4.6 million deficit.
The base fare for a one-way trip will increase from $1.50 to $1.75 and a monthly pass will cost $50 compared to the previous $42 rate. One-way fare for TARC3 service for individuals with disabilities will increase from $2.50 to $3.00. See below for a detailed listing of rate increases.
According to TARC, across-the-board fares have not been raised in four years and the new rates are comparable to public transportation fares in other cities, including Cincinnati and Indianapolis
According to TARC, tickets and passes reflecting the new prices were available for purchase in mid-June online and at other locations that sell TARC tickets and passes. Passengers are encouraged to use the new tickets beginning July 1. All old tickets will be void after July 31.
Old tickets may be exchanged with payment of the amount of the increase in fare for new tickets at TARC headquarters at 1000 W. Broadway.
For updates, passengers can visit www.ridetarc.org to sign up for e-mail alerts or call customer service at 585-1234 or TTY: 213-3240.
Below are details on fare increases effective July 1:
- Adult cash fares increased from $1.50 to $1.75
- Student fares (ages 6-17) increased from 75 cents to 80 cents
- Senior Citizen fares increased from 75 cents to 80 cents
- Fares for citizens with disabilities increased from 75 cents to 80 cents
- Circulator fares increased from 50 cents to 75 cents
- TARC3 fares increased from $2.50 to $3
- TARC3 5-Ride Strip increased from $12.50 to $15
- Monthly passes increased from $42 to $50
- Express passes increased from $80 to $85
- Express fares increased from $2.50 to $2.75
- 10-Ride tickets increased from $12.50 to $15
- Special 10 Ride (Fixed route only, TARC ID required) increased from $7.50 to $8
- One-day passes increased from $3 to $3.50