All aboard! Commuter Trains Headed for Lexington by Fall, 2012

Commuter to run by fall, 2012.

If you keep wondering why we don’t have passenger trains connecting nearby cities, you’re about to get an answer. Don’t miss Ralph Tharp’s presentation on the Thoroughbred Rail Link to provide commuter train service between Louisville-Frankfort-Lexington in Fall 2012!

Tharp’s talk at UofL promises to bring the most exciting transportation news in decades.

Don’t miss Thoroughbred Rail Link: A presentation on passenger rail between Louisville & Lexington coming Fall 2012!

Monday, April 18th at 6:00pm, Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library

Ralph Tharp, executive director of Kentucky Capital Development Corporation, is championing the new Thoroughbred Rail Link service to connect Louisville, Lexington, and nine other stops. Trains would run at commuter hours and combine the speed of driving with the superior comfort, safety and economy of rail.

Tharp will share his vision on April 18 at a free public appearance sponsored by the Coalition for the Advancement of Regional Transportation and UofL’s Sustainability Council.

Will the commuter trains be equipped to accommodate bicycles? Tharp says yes. So, imagine reading your morning paper on the way to Simpsonville, Shelbyville, Frankfort or Lexington, then rolling your bicycle out of the rail car to your destination. Tharp believes we’re just a year and a half from realizing this dream.

Find out more on Monday!

Grace. Peace. Bicycle grease.

PS: Remember, every lane is a bike lane.
Share the road.

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Enjoy the ride home.
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2 Comments on "All aboard! Commuter Trains Headed for Lexington by Fall, 2012"

  1. Excellent article. I am dealing with some of theze issues as well..

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