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New progress report shows improvements to LouisvilleKY’s environment

  Improvements include landfill diversion, mowing reductions on air alert days  LOUISVILLE, KY  — From decreasing the amount of garbage put into the landfill to increasing the number of electric TARC buses and beginning work on recommendations in a groundbreaking urban heat study, Louisville Metro Government and its partners have made important environmental strides in the past year, according to the city’s annual Sustain Louisville progress report. The report, released today, summarizes achievements that occurred in 2016 and updates the public on projects that are planned or underway. “We continue to make progress on our sustainability goals, and I commend Metro…


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Improvements underway for south LouisvilleKY’s Dixie Highway corridor

More than $50 million in transportation improvements creating ‘New Dixie Highway’ Business investments growing, strengthening corridor   LOUISVILLE (Aug. 31, 2016) – More than $50 million in transportation improvements under way and planned over the next two years will create a New Dixie Highway and fuel transformation of a major economic corridor for southwest and west Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. The New Dixie Highway, the first major construction project under the Mayor’s MOVE Louisville initiative, will include safety design enhancements, signal improvements, sidewalks, crosswalks and resurfaced lanes. The city’s busiest transit corridor will also get the region’s first…


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LouisvilleKY’s TARC rolls out six new all-electric buses

Buses travel to major attractions between downtown and Iroquois Park   Louisville, KY., – TARC has begun adding six new all-electric, zero-emission buses along the Fourth Street corridor between downtown and Iroquois Park, stopping at some of the city’s most popular destinations. With the new buses, TARC will have a total of 15 all-electric buses on the road, making it one of the largest electric bus operators in the country. “We know passengers enjoy a quiet, clean ride and it doesn’t get better than this,” said TARC Executive Director J. Barry Barker. “We encourage everyone – visitors and residents alike…


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Ambitious Move Louisville Plan Would Reduce Miles and Fix Infrastructure

Mayor Fischer unveils 20-year multi-modal plan for LouisvilleKY Move Louisville will guide infrastructure improvements and mobility options LOUISVILLE, KY (April 14, 2016) – Mayor Greg Fischer today unveiled Move Louisville, the city’s 20-year multi-modal plan, during the Regional Mobility Summit hosted by the Transit Authority of the River City (TARC). Move Louisville takes a holistic approach to the city’s transportation system, which is a $5 billion asset that includes roadways, sidewalks, bike networks and trails. The top two priorities identified in the plan are fixing and maintaining the existing infrastructure and reducing the number of miles that Louisvillians drive by providing…


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New Louisville Ky hotspots open but you may not recognize them

Photos from Mayor Fischer’s Facebook page. LOUISVILLE (February 17, 2016) – Standing in the Russell neighborhood, Mayor Greg Fischer today launched Phase 2 of the West Louisville Neighborhood Wi-Fi Project, which uses innovative technology to provide free Internet to citizens. Two Big Belly trash and recycling units in Russell have been transformed into 4G Wi-Fi hot spots units, the first Big Belly 4G hot spot units in the world. And, they are solar powered. “For Louisville to successfully transition to a high-tech and advanced manufacturing economy, every one in every neighborhood must have access to the Internet,” said Fischer.  “Today’s…


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Louisville offers One-stop homeless outreach this week

LOUISVILLE, KY (October 5, 2015) – Louisville’s homeless population will have an opportunity to access services, information and assistance in a one-stop environment at the 2015 Project Homeless Connect/VA Stand Down, on Wednesday, October 7. Resources available at the event will include food, clothing, medical evaluations, help with employment, education and benefit services and many other forms of assistance. The event takes place 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (entry doors will close at 1 p.m.) at The Salvation Army (Old Male High School) campus located at 911 S. Brook St. in Louisville. Several TARC buses will provide access throughout the…


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Louisville Mayor looking to break Guinness World Record this weekend with citizens’ help

Louisville, Ky., – Mayor’s Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns Labor Day with hopes of setting a world record for paddlers going through locks (See August 21st story here). Paddlers will begin their adventurous five-mile course at 10 a.m., taking canoeists and kayakers through the McAlpine Locks and Dam to the Jaycees Boat Ramp in New Albany. TARC will offer a shuttle service for paddlers to retrieve their vehicles at the launch site. Organizers are attempting a Guinness World Record for most paddlers in a lock system. “Hope to see 1000s lined up Monday as we look to set #GuinnessWorldRecord for…


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Ride a bike. Take TARC. Walk. Drive a car if you must. But don’t miss it!

The latest American Fitness Index is out and Louisville is near the bottom again. As some people are quick to point out, there’s no single solution to our health problems. But I know of one simple solution that can bring us health and wealth. The Dutch discovered it more than half a century ago. See what a difference it can make in your everyday life. Ride a bike, walk and use transit systems as often as you can. Here’s a good place to start. Grace. Peace. Bicycle grease. PS: Remember, every lane is a bike lane. Share the road. Pedalaround…


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TARC Driver Gets Up Early to Pedal His Way to Downtown Louisville

Hugh is a TARC driver. His work day starts at 5:45. He likes the bike-on-board racks on the front of all the TARC coaches as much as I do. “I use them in the evening because I’m not much of an evening-traffic rider. I ride in the morning for the exercise and to save gas. And when I get off in the evening I usually put my bike on the TARC and TARC back home.”