Ticket to Ride (TTR) is an alternative transportation program offered through the Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency (KIPDA). Ticket to Ride services include ridematching for carpools, vanpools, bikepools and schoolpools. Participants of these services are also eligible for a guaranteed ride home program. All of Ticket to Ride services are available to commuters that work or live in the KIPDA nine county region; this includes Jefferson, Bullitt, Oldham, Spencer, Shelby, Trimble, and Henry counties in Kentucky and Clark and Floyd counties in Indiana.
KIPDA is the area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), which is a federally-mandated and federally-funded transportation policy-making organization in the United States that is made up of representatives from local government and governmental transportation authorities. MPO’s ensure that existing and future expenditures of governmental funds for transportation projects and programs are based on a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive planning process. KIPDA also provides planning, review and technical services in the areas of social services and public administration.
KIPDA contracts with the Transit Authority of River City (TARC) to provide fleet management services for the TTR vanpool program. TARC is responsible for the acquisition of vehicles (funding provided by KIPDA). TARC holds title to the vehicles and provides scheduled maintenance and repairs and liability insurance.