Across the country, it’s becoming less and less common for millennials and Generation Z to have driver’s licenses or to own a car. So for Louisville’s youth population, TARC, the Transit Authority of River City, has launched its annual Summer Youth Pass, which gets you unlimited TARC bus rides anywhere in Louisville through August 31 for only $30. That’s a deal that’s too good to pass up.
The TARC Summer Youth Pass is available to anyone 6 to 19 years old and is a great way to learn how transit in Louisville works, whether its for getting to a summer job, the movies, the park, or just for a joyride. For Louisville’s youngest citizens, riding the bus can be a fun and educational experience with parents.
“By taking public transportation, young people can gain self-confidence and become more self-reliant, important skills for lifelong success,” TARC Executive Director Barry Barker said in a statement. “All TARC buses are equipped with bicycle racks that can provide greater mobility.”
The Summer Youth Pass can be purchased on TARC’s website or in person at any Fifth Third Bank location or one of the following locations:
- TARC Headquarters at Union Station, 1000 West Broadway
- Nia Center, 2900 West Broadway
- Main Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library, Third Street & York York Street
You can also order a pass by snail mail by sending a check or money order for $30, with your name, address, and phone number, to SUMMER YOUTH PASS; c/o TARC cashier; 1000 West Broadway; Louisville, KY 40203.