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TARC launches a new ticketing app

Ditch the cash and coins when you ride the public bus.

A TARC bus in Louisville, Kentucky.

TARC riders can now purchase their tickets on their phones.

Photo courtesy Jamie Monck, TARC

The wheels on the bus go...

The Transit Authority of River City (TARC) launched a new mobile app yesterday allowing Louisville riders to purchase tickets with their smartphones.

The Token Transit app (available for Apple and Android) eliminates the need to bring exact change or purchase a MyTARC card. All standard passes, including single ride, 24-hour, 7-day, and 30-day passes are available in the app. Simply purchase a ticket on your phone and scan it face-down when boarding.

Anyone who currently uses reduced fares can still access them in the app, but they will need to call (502) 585-1234 to have their rates changed. Tickets purchased in the app also receive a $0.25 discount, bringing the standard adult fare down to $1.50.

MyTARC cards will still remain active, and can be purchased at participating Kroger locations, TARC’s headquarters (1000 W. Broadway), Nia Center (2900 W. Broadway), or online.