Even before the gas price hikes a couple of years ago, Bullitt Countians had grown accustomed to parking their vehicles in Mount Washington and Shepherdsville and catching the TARC bus into downtown Louisville.
The route became so popular that a third bus was placed on the route.
However, as gas prices have settled and budgetary woes have increased, TARC board members have a difficult decision.
They have a lot of difficult decisions as a proposal is on the table to cut several routes, including the one to Bullitt County.
While another service is about to make its debut in Bullitt County, it is not the same schedule as TARC. People working in downtown Louisville would not be able to utilize this new option.
Bullitt County coffers have not made any monetary contribution to TARC. We don’t remember a public request ever being made to fiscal court.
Before the final vote is made in Louisville, we know that our local leaders will do everything possible to make sure the route continues to Bullitt County.