Safety and Security
How to Ride Safely
Sit down or hold on after you’ve paid your fare. This is for your safety as buses can make sudden stops. Keep belongings out of the aisle. Strollers need to be folded after boarding.
What you can do to ensure a safe ride
If you witness any suspicious or illegal activity, please alert your driver or call the police.
What TARC is doing to keep you safe
A number of TARC buses have security cameras to monitor bus activity. Security officers patrol the system and are available to respond to calls from drivers. All drivers have immediate access to emergency help via two-way radio. Bus operators receive training on safety and first aid procedures. TARC is a designated SafePlace for youth in crisis. Click here to view the procedures. TARC is designated as a safe location for persons in a domestic violence crisis through a partnership with the Center for Women and Families.
It’s the Law!
Chapter #132 of the Jefferson County Kentucky Code of Ordinance 281, protects bus drivers, passengers and property of the public transportation system by providing for prosecution of any person convicted of violating this law.
TARC buses are now mobile Safe Places
Anyone under the age of 18 who is in a crisis situation and needs help, can either go into one of the designated Safe Place businesses or board a TARC bus and ask for help. TARC employees then contact the YMCA Shelter House and assist the youth in getting to the shelter. If you have any questions about the YMCA Shelter House, you may call (502) 635-3660.