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TARC Takes Public Comment on Louisville Loop Service

The Transit Authority of River City is taking public comments on a proposed new bus service that connects various parks to the Louisville Loop.Two people showed up for an open house on the plan Tuesday afternoon. One of them, John Owen,  said TARC should improve its current services, rather than add more."To me the service should attract and appeal to the masses. You know healthy hometown grant aside or not they’re extending the 63 bus to cover this so why could not our regular 43 and 27 route cover this?" he said.The other half of the audience, Friends of the Louisville Loop member Stewart Burn, said the route will help familiarize people with the loop."It’ll be a good first start," he says.  "You know we’ll see how people use it and primarily I understand that this is meant for people that aren’t exercising, that aren’t biking or aren’t walking to get them interested and show them where the route starts."TARC is funding the service with $300,000 from a federal grant, and the money can't be used on other services. TARC did, however, recently use federal money to improve two existing routes."The grant will cover the new route for one year. Service begins in May.TARC will accept comments online or by phone or mail until March 18th.

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