TARC expands service for Thunder Over Louisville

TARC will put dozens of extra buses on the streets to help transport the public for Thunder Over Louisville.

Thunder is Saturday, April 13.

This year, TARC will use an extra 68 buses, along with a shuttle service from 11th and Broadway to Shawnee Park for those who are walking.

Thunder Over Louisville visitors will need to plan ahead to ride TARC.

Starting Saturday at 2:15 p.m., extra buses will hit the streets downtown.

Those going to the fireworks should note that closer to the event, downtown routes will likely be delayed due to heavy foot and car traffic and police barricades.

Riders need to plan ahead and know their route numbers.

After the fireworks show, which happens at dark, there will be six post-event boarding areas that are walking distance from the waterfront for those leaving Thunder. Buses will service those boarding areas until 11 p.m.

For people traveling from southern Indiana into Louisville, please note TARC will not make cross-river trips starting at 8 p.m. due to the bridge closures. So riders will have to make other arrangements to get back to Indiana.

Fares will remain the same on Thunder day. For riders using cash, it’s $1.75 one-way. If a transfer is needed, another $1.75 ticket must be purchased. For riders with a MyTARC card, one-way fare is $1.50 and includes transfer trips within two hours of initial boarding.

Children young than 5-years-old ride free.

For more information visit TARC’s website.

Post-Thunder Boarding Locations

Locations listed below are the only downtown boarding options (see map at end of article):

Routes Going Eastbound from Downtown

Boarding on Market, near Floyd
#15 – Market Street (to La Grange Road)
#19 – Muhammad Ali (to Oxmoor and Lyndon)
#31 – Middletown

Boarding on Liberty, near Floyd
#17 – Bardstown Road (to Fern Creek and Sebree)
#21 – Chestnut (to Bashford Avenue)
#23 – Broadway (to Jeffersontown and Breckenridge Plaza)
#40 – Taylorsville Road
#25 – Oak-Westport Crosstown

Routes Going Westbound from Downtown

Boarding on Main west of 9th
#15 – Market Street (to Shawnee Park)
#18 – Preston (to Valley Station)
#19 – Muhammad Ali (to Park Duvall and Rockford Lane)
#21 – Chestnut (to Shawnee Park)
#23 – Broadway (to Shawnee Park)
#43 – Portland/Poplar Level (to 32nd & Portland Loop)

Boarding on Broadway at 11th
#23 – Broadway (to Shawnee Park)

Routes Going Southbound from Downtown

Boarding on 6th near Chestnut
#4 – Fourth Street (to Iroquois Park and Southland Park)
#6 – Sixth Street (via Central to Auburndale)
#63 – Crums Lane (to West Pages Lane)

Boarding on 1st at Muhammad Ali
#2 – Second Street (to Airport and UPS)
#18 – Preston (to Okolona – Outer Loop Plaza)
#43 – Portland/Poplar Level (to Fern Creek)

This map shows post-fireworks TARC boarding locations. (click to enlarge)

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