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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Commuters have a new way to get work done while sitting in traffic. TARC launched a new cross-river express route Monday. It will bring a new option for commuters who travel back and forth between southern Indiana and Louisville.
To encourage commuters to try the new express route, TARC is offering complimentary rides on the route -- known as 65X -- now through Valentine's Day.
The route will use TARC's eTran commuter coaches, which were funded through the Bridges Project. The buses are designed to offer a more comfortable, productive ride with free Wi-Fi and outlets for charging phones. TARC officials say riders can get work done on the bus while they commute.
The service will provide four morning and four afternoon round trips. After the trial period is over, the one way 65-X route is $2.75 or you can get a pre-paid monthly pass.
In downtown Louisville, the route will make several stops for access to central business and medical center locations, with connections to other TARC routes.
To ride 65-X, commuters from Southern Indiana can use a new park and ride lot at Ivy Tech in Sellersburg. TARC is making changes to some other routes around town, and adding a few more stops to some routes.
For real-time bus arrival information and more about 65-X, click here.