LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- TARC is again offering public transportation between downtown Louisville and the St. James Art Show, with free rides this year on the new all-electric ZeroBuses.

“Louisville is among the first wave of cities in the country to have modern, all-electric buses with zero air emissions,” said TARC Executive Director J. Barry Barker.  “We encourage everyone to avoid parking hassles, hop on a ZeroBus downtown, and enjoy the short trip to the art show.  And after the show on Friday, the ZeroBuses are a great way to explore and celebrate all of downtown for the Republic Bank First Friday Hop.”

Below are options for riding ZeroBus to the show, which runs from Fri., Oct. 2 – Sun., Oct. 4:

TARC’s Fourth Street ZeroBus circulator route is being extended with a stop close to the art show and with service added on Sunday when it does not usually operate. During show hours all three days, the route will operate between the Galt House at Main and Fourth Streets south to a stop at Second and Hill Streets, two blocks from the art show. Buses will arrive at all stops every 20-30 minutes.The trips to the art show begin from the Galt House at 9:15 a.m. on Friday and 9:35 a.m. on the weekend.  The last return trip from Second and Hill is 5:45 p.m. on Friday, 5:55 on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

TARC is again offering a special ZeroBus-St. James route, from the Brown Hotel Garage at Third Street and Broadway with parking available for $6 a carload. ZeroBuses will leave the TARC stop on Third Street near the garage entrance every 10-15 minutes starting at 9:30 a.m. daily for the art show.  The art show stop is at Second and Hill. From Second and Hill, the last bus departing for the parking garage is at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, 6:20 p.m. on Saturday and 5:10 p.m. on Sunday. Buses will pick up and drop off passengers at any stop along the special route.

On Friday, after the art show, ZeroBuses will operate with free rides for extended hours, until 11 p.m. for the Republic Bank First Friday Hop, a monthly celebration of arts and entertainment at popular destinations throughout downtown. The ZeroBuses will circulate on Main and Market Streets, between Campbell and 10th Streets, and along the Fourth Street corridor regular route during the hop.

For further information about the St. James service, ZeroBus routes, and the Republic Bank First Friday Hop, visit www.ridetarc.org; or call TARC Customer Service: 585-1234, TTY 213-3240

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