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    Ever on the cutting-edge of technological innovation, our wonderful Louisville Metro Government announced today the integration of Transit Authority of River City’s (TARC) new Google Transit route-finding tool into the popular Louisville Mobile app for the iPhone, iPad and Android. This new tool now provides smart phone users quick access to TARC’s routes.

    iphone louisville animated_0.gif“There is now no reason to wonder when the next city bus will round the corner,” said Louisville Metro’s Chief Information Officer, Beth Niblock. “TARC has changed how the public gets its information when looking for bus schedules, and we are happy to be able to share that information with users of the Louisville Mobile app.”

    The Louisville Mobile app now includes a Plan Your Bus Route icon that provides citizens with one-click access to Google’s map-data based on their current location.

    In addition to being able to find the nearest bus to where a user is standing, the Plan Your Bus Route application also is integrated into the popular Restaurant Inspections and Park Finder applications, giving users directions and routes whether driving, on TARC, walking or biking, based on their location.

    iphone louisville app 3.jpgReady to get started?  Visit your Apple or Android store and search for “Louisville Mobile” to download the Louisville Mobile app, which now also includes a link to sign up for the city’s new emergency alerting system, Code Red.

    You also can learn more by clicking on the “Get our mobile apps” link at the top of the city’s website at

    Louisville Mobile is the mobile application portal for the City of Louisville, Kentucky, putting useful data in the hands of citizens in a useful, interactive format. Louisville’s  mobile suite provides citizens and visitors with current news and events and links to social media.

    Users can find quick links and contact information to interact with local government resources, request services and provide feedback.  The Restaurant Inspections app will locate and look up inspection scores for local restaurants and other food establishments such as grocery stores and schools.  And the Park Finder application will locate parks by name and by amenities such as basketball, biking, fishing, golf, and historic properties. 

    iphone louisville app 2.jpgAdditionally, the Louisville Loop app can help you find your way and find things to do on the estimated 100-mile trail system that will encircle the city.  Future versions promise to build upon 1.0 features and functionality providing enhancements and new interactive and location-based services.

    Read more:  Previous article on the CODE RED app

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    At various times I have been a student, a soldier, a college Political Science teacher, a political campaign treasurer, and legal adviser to Louisville's Police Department and Board of Aldermen. I now practice law and share my political opinions with anyone who will listen.

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