Four major TARC routes to see service changes beginning June 5

Changes affect routes 4, 6, 18, and 71.

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(Courtesy TARC)
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TARC, the Transit Authority of River City, is rolling out a number of service changes along key routes. The changes are scheduled to take effect in just a few weeks on Sunday, June 5, so here’s what you need to know to stay on track.

  • Route #4 — Fourth Street — The route will extend three blocks west on Main and Market streets downtown, traveling south on Ninth Street instead of Sixth Street. The stop at Fourth and Main streets will remain for northbound trips. New stops will be on Main Street at Fifth, Sixth and Seventh streets. The southbound stop now on Sixth Street near Market will move to the shelter across the street on Market. Weekday bus arrival frequency will change from every 12.5 minutes to every 13 minutes throughout the day. Saturday frequency will remain at 25 minutes.
  • Route #6 — Sixth Street — The trip leaving Iroquois Park at 12:21a.m. for Fifth Street at Broadway will leave five minutes later.
  • Route #18 — Dixie & Preston Highway — Bus arrival times will change by one or two minutes to reflect a recent relocation of a bus turnaround to Upper Hunters Trace which added time to the route.
  • Route #71 — Jeffersonville, Louisville, New Albany — Service to and from River Ridge Commerce Park and the Amazon Fulfillment Center will be adjusted slightly on weekdays and service will be added on Saturdays and Sundays to accommodate work shifts. A new westbound morning trip will leave Amazon between 5:17a.m.–5:20a.m. daily. On Saturday and Sunday new trips will arrive at 6:40 a.m. and 5:46 p.m. These trips will leave Amazon at 6:44 a.m. and 6:12 p.m. The last morning and first afternoon trip now on weekday schedules will be eliminated.

According to TARC, the service changes are meant to make pick-up times at bus stops more accurate based on real traffic flow conditions on the street. Other changes call for expanding routes or adding stops. For more information on the transit agency or to plan your trip, visit RideTARC.org.

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