LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- TARC is getting $3.6 million to replace older buses.
The Federal Transit Administration announced that the Transit Authority of River City will get that money to replace the oldest buses with the highest mileage.
The TARC Executive Director J. Barry Barker said in a release that the money will be used to replace some of the 1999 and 2000 model year buses. More than 60 of those buses have traveled over 500,000 miles; 23 have more than 700,000 miles.
Currently, the TARC fleet of 225 buses includes 33 hybrid-electric, 15 all-electric with an additional 102 paratransit vehicles.
Kentucky is one of 52 states and territories being awarded about $264 million to fund about 140 projects.
TARC is the largest public transit agency in Kentucky carrying nearly 12 million passengers a year.
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