Publication Date: 05-26-2016
For Immediate Release
Apr. 28, 2016
Kay Stewart 561-5122/322-4396
Russell Goodwin 561-5119/810-4448
TARC launches new, free ZeroBus app
Real-time bus locations and arrivals at stops, over 100 downtown destinations on the app
Visitors, residents and workers in downtown Louisville can now download a free mobile app that makes getting around on TARC’s all-electric ZeroBus easier than ever.
The ZeroBus App provides real-time bus locations along the two downtown ZeroBus routes, on Main and Market streets and the Fourth Street corridor. By clicking on a stop on a route map, app users can find out when the next ZeroBus will arrive there. App users can also search for and locate over 100 downtown destinations.
The zero-emissions ZeroBus fleet of nine vehicles began operating in downtown last year, and all rides are free.
“TARC already provides real-time bus information for trip planning through Google Maps and the ZeroBus App expands on that technology – it’s a one-source solution for people on the go around downtown,” said Barry Barker, executive director of TARC. “We encourage Derby visitors, and everyone traveling around downtown, to try out the app, hop on a ZeroBus and avoid the hassles of driving in traffic and parking.”
“The ZeroBus App is a use of technology that improves the ease and convenience of riding on one of the cleanest public transportation vehicles anywhere. By taking the guesswork out of the ZeroBus service and interfacing downtown destinations, the app improves access to everything downtown has to offer,” said Mayor Greg Fischer.
Users of both iPhone and Android devices can download the app by searching for “ZeroBus” in the iTunes App Store or Google Play. The app can also be accessed from TARC’s mobile website, www.ridetarc.org.
TARC’s all-electric ZeroBus fleet, with nine vehicles, operates on weekdays and Saturdays in the downtown Louisville area. An east-west route circulates on Main and Market streets from 5:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. on weekdays between 10th and Campbell streets including Museum Row, the KFC YUM! Center, NuLu and Slugger Field. A north-south route on the Fourth St. corridor operates from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. on weekdays between the Galt House and Breckinridge St., including shops on South Fourth St., Fourth Street Live!, Spalding University and the main branch of the Louisville Free Public Library. Both routes operate 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturdays and until 11 p.m. monthly for the Republic Bank First Friday Hop. The Zerobus fleet recharges on route, with charging stops on Market near 8th St., and on Third St., just south of York St. Charging only takes a couple minutes, while passengers load and unload, and then the bus is on its way again.