President James to unveil new sign honoring Barry Barker for his leadership at TARC and work in the community

April 17, 2019

Louisville – He was a driving force behind the modernization and expansion of Louisville’s public transportation system. It is a system that handles the needs of a wide variety of commuters ranging from the poor and working people of the city and young and old.

On Thursday, President David James (D-6) will honor the work and dedication of Barry Barker by officially dedicating an honorary street sign near the place where he worked.

“The people of Metro Louisville owe Barry Barker a great deal because as Executive Director of the Transit Authority of River City, he made sure they had a way to work if they didn’t own a car,” says President James. “He continues to work for the community even though he has retired from TARC’s day to day operations.”

On Thursday, April 18th President James will join family, friends and representatives of TARC to unveil an honorary street sign for Barker at 2:00pm.

In March, the Metro Council gave unanimous approval the sign to be located at the corner of 10th Street and West Broadway just east of Union Station in Louisville and so designated as “Barry Barker Blvd.”

“Barry retired from TARC on December 1, 2018 and continues to remain active in non-profit work to improve the community; and we are grateful for Mr. Barker’s service and dedication to our community and thank him for his service,” says James.

For more information about the Barry Barker Sign Unveiling, contact President James office at 574-1106.

 

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