Tales from the TARCside: “Not Your Everyday Passenger!”

Local news station WLKY caught up with some rather... different TARC riders. Chris Chandler, Digital Producer for WLKY, filmed "Frankenstein" getting on the #71 bus (from New Albany, Indiana, through Portland, Russell, and Downtown Louisville, to Jeffersonville, Indiana), as a promotion for 5 haunted attractions around town. You can see Chris's report HERE. I like … Continue reading Tales from the TARCside: “Not Your Everyday Passenger!”

“Tales from the TARCside”: ‘Driver Shortage’

TARC made regional news: https://www.whas11.com/article/news/local/tarc-bus-shortage-leaves-teenager-stranded-after-work/417-552329474 This is not as new of a problem as it seems. For years, TARC has had a problem with late routes (according to myself and a LOT of passengers) and driver shortages (according to a couple of drivers on my routes to and from work). It is not unusual to … Continue reading “Tales from the TARCside”: ‘Driver Shortage’

“Tales from the TARCside”: ‘Thanks!’

I'm on the bus, on the way home. The bus driver for the #4 - Iroquois Park bus usually drives an All-Electric bus, similar (but larger) to the cover picture for this post. She was explaining why she no-showed yesterday: the Downtown bus charger wasn't working, so she had to detour about a mile to … Continue reading “Tales from the TARCside”: ‘Thanks!’

“Tales from the TARCside”: ‘The Huddle’

TARC, the Louisville transit system, is no different than any other mass transit system: sometimes, their buses become crowded. Passengers may have to stand up for part, or all, of their trip. TARC riders, like other mass transit systems, also have some fear of The Back of the Bus, apparently. The leads to the self-named … Continue reading “Tales from the TARCside”: ‘The Huddle’

“Tales from the TARCside”: The Fun of Bus Dependence (in pictures)

It was 6:49 AM, Sunday morning. This is a snippet of the schedule for Bus Route #17. I am standing about 5 blocks past the Fern Creek stop: This is when #17 gets to a Transfer point, 4th and Jefferson (7:45): Here is a snippet from Route #43. The plan was to walk a few … Continue reading “Tales from the TARCside”: The Fun of Bus Dependence (in pictures)

“Tales from the TARCside”: ‘Too Early For That!’

(Name credit goes to a co-worker. These are various stories - good to bad, funny to annoying, and everything in between -  from my adventures on Louisville's Public Transit system)   I am a 3rd shifter. I leave work around 6:30 AM, walk a few blocks to one of several bus stops, catch my bus … Continue reading “Tales from the TARCside”: ‘Too Early For That!’