Monday, December 1, 2008

Louisville to Study Commuter Rail

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports that the Transit Authority of River City (TARC) plans to hire a consultant to study the feasibility of a 49-mile commuter rail line running south from Louisville to Fort Knox and Elizabethtown. TARC Executive Director Barry Barker said the commuter line, which would use existing tracks of the Paducah & Louisville Railway, would be cheaper to build than a light rail line, which would require acquiring right-of-way and constructing new track. The decision to hire a consultant comes following a successful demonstration run sponsored by the Coalition for the Advancement of Regional Transportation and Kentucky-Indiana Rail Advocates.

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