TARC releases bus routes, schedule changes for KFC Yum! Center events [Transportation]

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From the Transit Authority of River City:

After ballgames and other big events at the KFC Yum! Center, TARC will keep buses off Main and Market streets near the arena to avoid heavy traffic. TARC passengers will be directed to boarding areas several blocks away and additional buses will be added to some routes.

TARC's arena service plan is designed to keep buses out of heavy traffic and to provide safe, reliable public transportation for all TARC riders.

Riders are encouraged to plan ahead on big arena event days. Know your route and recommended post-event boarding location. Drivers will also pick up riders at designated stops along detour routes.

The plan takes effect for the first big arena event, the Eagles concert, at 8 p.m. Saturday.

If you are riding TARC downtown or to the concert, the following detours will be in effect 60-90 minutes after the event.

#2 Second Street
#4 Fourth Street
#6 Sixth Street
#15 Market Street
#17 Bardstown Road - Fern Creek
#18 Preston 18th
#31 Middletown
#43 Poplar Level
#55 Westport Road
#63 Crums Lane
#71 Jeffersonville
#72 Clarksville-New Albany

Route #2 Second Street - Southbound
Boarding location - on 1st between Liberty and Muhammad Ali
Bus will follow the regular route northbound to Liberty, take a right on Liberty, right on 1st Street to the boarding location.

Routes #4 Fourth Street, #6 Sixth Street and #63 Crums Lane - Southbound
Boarding location - 6th at Cedar St.
Buses will follow the regular route northbound to Muhammad Ali, turn left on Muhammad Ali right on 7th Street, right on Liberty, right on 6th Street to the boarding location at 6th at Liberty.

Route #15 Market Street - Eastbound
Boarding Location - 1st and Liberty
Bus will follow the regular route eastbound to Roy Wilkins, turn left on Liberty Street to the 1st and Liberty boarding location.  It will then turn left on Brook Street and right on Market Street to the regular route.
 
Route # 15 Market Street - Westbound
Boarding Location between 4th and 5th on Jefferson Street
No detour westbound.
 
Routes #17 Bardstown Road - Fern Creek and #55 Westport Road -Eastbound
Boarding location - 1st and Liberty

Route #18 Preston 18th - Eastbound
Boarding location - 1st and Liberty
Bus will travel regular route east bound to Liberty, turn right on Liberty to boarding area at 1st and Liberty.
 
Route #18 Preston 18th - Westbound
Boarding area - between 4th and 5th on Jefferson
No detour westbound.

Routes #19 Muhammad Ali and #21 Chestnut Street - Eastbound
Boarding location - Between 2nd and 3rd Streets on Chestnut Street
No detour eastbound.

Routes #19 Muhammad Ali and #21 Chestnut Street - Westbound
Boarding locations between 2nd and 3rd on Muhammad Ali
No detour westbound.

Route #31 Middletown - Eastbound
Boarding location -1st and Liberty
Bus will follow regular route eastbound, to Liberty, turn right on Liberty to the boarding area at 1st and Liberty.  Then turn left on Brook Street and right on Market to the regular route.
No detour westbound.

Route #43 Poplar Level - Eastbound
Boarding location - on 1st between Liberty and Muhammad Ali
Bus will follow regular route to Roy Wilkins, turn right on Roy Wilkins, left on Liberty Street, right on First to boarding area on First between Liberty and Muhammad Ali.

Route #43 Poplar Level - Westbound
Boarding location between 4th and 5th on W. Jefferson
No detour westbound.

Routes #71 Jeffersonville and #72 Clarksville New Albany - Northbound
Boarding area - 1st and Liberty
Buses will take the regular route on 5th Street, turn right on Liberty to boarding area at 1st and Liberty, turn right on to I-65 North and exit Court Avenue to the regular route.

TARC customer service representatives will be stationed at the KFC Yum! Center main entrance after the event. For additional information, call TARC Customer Service at 585-1234 or visit the website.

Photo: Courtesy TARC