Fed up with today's car-clogged streets, I have certainly fantasized about living before the automobile came on the scene. Ahhh...to live at a time when people got around primarily by foot, bicycle, and horse: that must have been a wonderful time to be alive. To breathe clean air not polluted by the emissions of the infernal combustion machines, to walk on streets safe from autombiles that cause innumerable crashes and result in staggering losses of life....it sounds absolutely idyllic. If only I could have been born then....
I admit it. I'm spoiled. I'm a middle-aged American, and therefore I should be among the most mobile people on the planet. But it's just not true. None of us are. Even with our cars and 5 expressway spurs leading into Louisville, we're less mobile than people in other countries. This has huge consequences for our economy.
CART will hold it's quarterly meeting on March 19th at 6pm at the Clifton Center (directions).
We will discuss renaming CART.
The speaker will be Dr. Ted Grossardt, of the Community Transportation Innovation Academy and the Transportation Systems Management Graduate Certificate Program at the Kentucky Transportation Center. He will discuss exciting new advances in public participation technology.
This meeting is free and open to the public.
All of CART's Car Free Guides to Louisville Neighborhoods are now online! Many are still in print in dead-tree edition - check with your local neighborhood group.
The proposed state budget calls for a 30% decrease in funding for public transportation. The three large urban transit systems in Kentucky -- Louisville, Lexington and Northern Kentucky -- testified before the House Transportation Budget Review Committee that $4 million is needed each year of the biennium to avoid service cuts and fare increases.
The Coalition for the Advancement of Regional Transportation is a community service organization serving Kentucky and Southern Indiana. CART was founded in 1992 and is a vocal force in transportation planning for Louisville and Kentucky.
CART - The Coalition for the Advancement of Regional Transportation - is getting its new website online today. If you came here seeking information about multi-modal transportation in Kentucky and Southern Indiana, my advice is to come back tomorrow!
by David Coyte, edited by David Morse
Our business community needs to take a deep breath and face the economic realities that now, and for the foreseeable future, will grip our economy. It is time to detach ourselves from the obsolete policies of Greater Louisville, INC (GLI) and examine what will truly serve us in this century. No where is this more important than in our consideration of the Bridges Project.
TARC is Louisville's public transportation agency.
via Business First:
J. Barry Barker, executive director of Transit Authority of River City, is the recipient of the American Public Transportation Association's 2007 Outstanding Public Transportation Manager Award.
The award goes to the top public-transportation manager in North America who has made outstanding contributions to the public-transportation industry, according to a news release.
Congratulations Barry & TARC!