Library Power Plus Cards Available for Student Riders | News
From Jon Reiter
LOUISVILLE, KY - Once again this year a partnership between TARC and the Louisville Free Public Library will allow high-school students to ride TARC during the school year at a discounted rate. All high school students are eligible to get the Library card that also serves as a TARC Student ID to ride TARC at the discounted rate of 80 cents. The first day of school for Jefferson County Public Schools is Tuesday, August 21. The free cards are distributed by Jefferson County Public Schools and Archdiocese and private schools that choose to participate.
Students pay the discounted fare by showing their card to the bus driver after boarding. Returning students should use their previously issued Library Power Plus cards. The cards are valid until the anticipated graduation date indicated on the card.
Students whose schools do not participate in the Power Plus Card program can purchase a TARC Student ID card. Bring proof of high school registration and $3 to cover the cost of the ID to:
TARC Customer Service Center in Union Station
1000 West Broadway
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – noon.
The Nia Neighborhood Travel and Jobs Center
2900 West Broadway
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Closed on Saturdays
Until Library Power Plus cards are distributed by participating schools, a grace period will be in effect allowing students to ride at the discounted rate. After Dec. 1, high school students without a Library Power Plus card or TARC Student ID card will be charged the regular fare of $1.75.
Middle and elementary school students are not required to have a card to ride at a reduced rate. The cards are required only for students in grades 9-12.