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2018 BUS & PARATRANSIT
CONFERENCE

TARC Restores, Upgrades
Historic Union Station

L

ouisville, KY's
Union Station,
the historic
headquarters of the
Transit Authority of
River City (TARC), is
nearing the end of a
restoration and energy
efficiency transformation that began six
years ago.
"We view ourselves
as holders of a unique
public trust," said
TARC Executive Director J. Barry Barker.
"Union Station is a
Louisville's Union Station.
majestic, beautiful
public place with a
rich history and we take seriously our
remained open in the lobby.
ownership role."
A visit to the station is in many
The work, funded largely through
ways a step back in time. The lobby is
federal grants, has included six projects
in a vaulted atrium with stained glass, a
totaling about $10 million. Beginning
ceramic tile floor and marble wainscotin 2012, TARC restored and weathering, much as it was more than 100 years
ized Union Station's 278 windows,
ago. One of the last remaining muleincluding 40 made of stained glass. The
drawn trolley cars operated by the Louproject included work on exterior doors,
isville Railway Company is on display,
replacement of a massive skylight and
along with photos of Union Station
installation of insulation in the attic.
activity in the early years.
The largest single project at the staThe Louisville and Nashville Railroad
tion is a new heating, air conditionbegan operating Union Station in 1891
ing and ventilation system scheduled
and the last train departed in 1976.
for completion in late summer and
TARC took over the site in 1979. Union
expected to decrease energy consumpStation is open to the public during
tion and related costs by 60 percent.
office hours and available to community
"We've worked closely with the State
groups for meetings and events.
Historic Preservation Office to make sure
"Everyone attending the 2019 APTA
we're doing all the right things while
Bus & Paratransit Conference in Loumodernizing to be good environmental
isville is invited to come see Union
stewards," Barker said.
Station," Barker said. "With all the
While work has required some temimprovements, we're prouder than ever
porary administrative office relocations,
to share this beautiful building and its
the customer service operation has
rich history."

DCTA Announces First-Mile,
Last-Mile Partnership with Lyft
THE DENTON COUNTY Transportation Authority (DCTA), Lewisville, TX,
is embracing innovative mobility solutions through a new partnership with
transportation network company Lyft.
As part of the program, those traveling within the specified Highland
Village Lyft Zone can receive a $2 discount for Lyft rides, providing valuable
mobility services around the community
and first-mile-last-mile connections to
DCTA's transit system. Program specifics
include:
n Service Hours: Monday through

Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.;
n Lyft Zone: Highland Village and

Northern Lewisville; and
n Rider Discount: $2 discount will

be applied to Lyft trips only. No
additional discounts offered on any
DCTA bus or train services.
"Providing innovative mobility solutions for riders-especially first and
last-mile connections-is a major priority for DCTA," said President Jim Cline.
"Our partnership with Lyft will help us
continue to provide efficient mobility
options for the communities we serve."

Attending APTA's 2018
Bus & Paratransit Conference?
Use the official conference hashtag:

#APTAbus18
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