There are two great events tonight, Monday, April 18 you should consider attending if you have time—both begin at 6:00 p.m., so take your pick. In Fern Creek, Metro Louisville will be holding its final public meeting to help determine the future of transportation at Bardstown Road and Interstate 265. The exurban area is currently undergoing study to bring in multi-modal transportation and smart growth thanks in part to a grant from the federal government. The meeting takes place at 6:00 pm at the Ken Arnold Gymnasium at Fern Creek High School (9115 Fern Creek Road). More info at C-J.
Also tonight, CART (in partnership with UL’s Sustainability Council) is hosting a presentation by commuter rail advocate Ralph Tharp, the executive director of the Kentucky Capital Development Corporation in Frankfort. He has been promoting his idea for a commuter line between Louisville and Lexington with several additional stops including Frankfort. His plans have recently been detailed in the Herald-Leader and State-Journal. The presentation takes place at 6:00 pm at Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium at the University of Louisville. More info at CART and Facebook.