The Coalition for the Advancement
of Regional Transportation:

Your advocates for better public transportation, bicycling, and walking.

2012 CART board meetings

Meetings are open to the public, and are usually the third wednesday of the month, 6:00-7:15 PM.
Feburary and March: main library, basement meeting room across the hall from the elevator.
April through December: Crescent Hill Library (note: second Wednesday in Nov & Dec)

CART Begins 2012 with New Faces and New Resolve

CART has undergone some significant changes in the last few months of 2011 and will start the new year with a new President, and a new Attorney representing us on the Bridges Project issues.

Ron Schneider, who had been CART's president for several years, resigned in November, and David Coyte was elected to replace him at the December board meeting.  Ron is retired from Kentucky government where he worked in the Division of Air Quality and for the Transportation Cabinet.

He oversaw a review of CART's bylaws and pushed for a more disciplined CART presence.  Ron still serves as the Kentucky Representative to the National Association of Rail Passengers and we look forward to working with him in that capacity.   

Important Hearing on Regional Air Quality: Feb.3

The Kentucky Division for Air Quality will conduct a public hearing on Feb. 3, 2012 at 10 a.m. ET in the conference room of the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District, 850 Barret Ave., Louisville, Ky. 

This hearing is being held to receive comments on a proposed State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision to redesignate the Kentucky portion of the Louisville, Kentucky-Indiana area from nonattainment to attainment for the annual PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard to address sections 107 and 175A of the Clean Air Act (CAA).  If no request for a public hearing is received, the hearing will be cancelled.

Further information can be obtained by calling Leslie Eggen at the number below or email at lesliem.eggen@ky.gov.

Go to http://air.ky.gov/Pages/PublicNoticesandHearings.aspx to download the entire document.

 

Google Maps now works with TARC

"Google Maps makes public transportation easy"

I tried it and it worked for me.

Read all about it at this TARC page.

Car-Free Happy Hour 2nd B-day Bash!

Car-Free happy Hour logo

Please join us!

Wednesday October 19th

5:30-8PM

Baxter Station

1201 Payne Street

Free Munchies! Drink Specials! Prizes! Lots of Exclamation Points!

Talkin' Walking

Walking is the most important mode of human transportation. Nevertheless, in transportation, walking is seen more as an annoyance than anything. This bias is baked in to the languate of transportation engineering. The very word "pedestrian" means "lacking in vitality, imagination, distinction, etc.; commonplace; prosaic or dull".

I'm going to try to convince you to purge the word "pedestrain" from your vocabulary.

Leave it to the road building establishment to replace the short and neutral term "walk" with the mouthfull "pedestrian". And if you delve into the manuals on "pedestrian design", you will see a grim experience indeed. The pedestrian's habitat is concrete and paint stripes. Bollards and signals boss them around. Concerns arise on how "compliant" they are to crossing the street. This "pedestrian" language downgrades walking to be as dull as driving a car, but without the priority given to motoring.

Louisville Bike Challenge

Public Comments on Ohio River Bridges Project (long)

At the CART annual meeting tonight, it was decided we would post some comments CART and others had made on the Ohio River Bridges Project. These appear below.

If you would like to make your own comment, go to this page, and check out the right hand column. The latest round apperantly ends August 25th.

Just Kidding on Brownsboro Road Diet

Apparently LMPW construction trucks in the exact location of the road diet were there for some other purpose. CART member Bill Wright reports that the road diet is still hung up with Tom Hall at KYTC District 5.  Tom.Hall 'AT' ky 'DOT' gov

CART mistakenly reported the diet was under construction here. Sorry.

Learn about Cincinnati's Streetcar Plan

Coalition for the Advancement of Regional
Transportation annual meeting featuring
Cincinnati's Streetcar Plan
presented by
Mr. John Schneider
of Cincinnati's Alliance for Regional Transit
August 24th, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Highlands Shelby Park Library

Community Room
Mid-City Mall, 1250 Bardstown Road

Invite your friends on Facebook!

The agenda also includes social time, the
opportunity to join CART, the annual business
meeting, and the election of new board members.
 

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