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CART Spring Event Will Drill Into Strategic Plans

 Click Here for our Spring Event Flyer!

 

Maybe its just me but it seems like there are a lot of things happening in and around Louisville's governing bodies right now.  The Vision Louisville project ramped up last year and Phase II begins this Spring.  The outline of the Mayor's Strategic Plan is now online.  The Land Development Code revision process started last year and the Land Development Code Improvement Committee is calling for final recommendations by March.  The Cornerstone 2020 comprehensive plan is soon to be replaced with a new comp plan.  There is a draft sustainability plan circulating and the Sustainbility Office is seeking input.  Work begins this Spring on the The Multimodal Strategic Transportation Plan.  The KIPDA Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) expires in 2015 and a new one will need to be prepared before that.  There is much more.    
 

CART Follows Revisions to the Louisville Metro Land Development Code

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Changes to the Louisville Metro Land Development Code (LDC) are of great importance to all Louisville residents.  Decisions made by the LDC Improvement Committee and subcommittees will impact the character of our community for years to come. The LDC's are therefore of great interest to CART as LDC's directly impact transportation needs, particularly the development path for transportation infrastructure.  We believe that the future development path of transportation should be multi-modal, public transit centered with less emphasis on accommodating personal automobiles.  Below the fold are the schedules for upcoming meetings of the LDC Improvement Committee and all the LDC Improvement subcommittees as posted at the time of this writing on Metro Louisville's Planning and Design website.

CART will monitor developments of Round Two of the process and provide input when possible.  We believe it is important to follow all the subcommittees because all aspects of the LDC have implications for CART's mission of advocating for sustainable public transportation.  You never know when a seemingly unrelated item will have significant transportation implications.

Ritual of Summer: TARC cutting service, raising fares

http://www.ridetarc.org/InternalOneColumn.aspx?id=744

Nine express routes on the chopping block.

Fares from $1.50 to $1.75.

 

Support Complete Streets

Please call the capitol message line at 1-800-372-7181 and ask your legislators to support Kentucky's Complete Streets bill, SB 133. It will soon be heard in front of the Senate Transportation Committee. Finally, go fill out this survey so you can communicate with the other supporters. 

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.

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.
 

Diet & Feast!

Firsty, the Brownsboro Sidewalk & Road Diet is up for final approval by Metro Council. Clifton [Heights] Community Councils are calling for public turn-out at the meetings, to hold signs and wear stickers. Be there or send the council a message of support.

Road Diet Vote

4:30pm
Old City Hall - 6th & Jefferson
Metro Council Chambers
 

Secondy, there will then be an immediate victory-party at Car Free Happy Hour:

Car Free Happy Hour

5:30pm-???
DiOriio's Pizza
310 Wallace Ave, St. Matthews

 

Amtrak, Then and Now

The National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) has produced this animation of AMTRAK service through the years. What's striking is how much better it once was. Louisville had 5 passenger rail links at one point?! Via Grist.

 

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