Newsletter Summer 2008

Brought to you by the Coalition for the Advancement of Regional Transportation

Editor: David Morse
Oversight: CART Board

Join us for the CART Quarterly Meeting

Wednesday, July 23rd, 6pm-~7:30pm. Clifton Center.

Join us as we welcome featured speaker Stephen George of LEO Weekly, and his talk entitled "Road to Ruin: How Politics is Wrecking your Commute".

This quarterly meeting also happens to be our annual meeting, so prepare for elections of board members, financial reports, and all those annual goodies.

Light snacks will be served.

Show Your Support of Transit

CART to address Metro Council regarding increased TARC funding proposal

On Monday we need all friends of Transit to turn out at the Metro Council Transportation & Public Works meeting. Show our leaders that transit is a priority.

The meeting is at 5pm sharp at City Hall.

CART is proposing the city increase funding to TARC by $40 million to restore bus service to meet current demand and massively improve the system. Read our full proposal here.

After-party at Bearno's by the Bridge, 131 W. Main Street. 584-7437. Bring your own pizza money! Wheelchair accessible through the back.

Metro Council Debates Transit

Just got back from Metro Council Budget, where there was a lively debate on transit options.  Download the entertaining audio files:

  1. Barry Barker's Initial Remarks - 13m
  2. Hybrids versus Clean Diesel - 9m
  3. TARC Senior Shopping trips, Charter busses, Q&A, TARC outside Jefferson Co. - 14m
  4. Commuter Rail on the Paducah & Louisville line, || Dixie Highway. "the Easiest way to add capacity to Dixie Highway" -BB. also: Louisville - Shelbyville - Frankfurt - Lexington line? - 2m
  5. Bus Rapid Transit corridors and neighborhood circulators - 2m
  6. Tina Ward-Pugh: More P&L, Dusting off T2 Light Rail, reasons for failure of T2 - 4m
  7. Grants, yet more P&L, Heiner: "Light Rail: the Sexiest Option" but expensive. Light Rail's effectiveness at blunting oil shock. - 5m
  8. TARC's Focus: BRT, not taxes. P&L cost estimate, Nite Owl, T.W-P on bridges - 14m

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