Code of Conduct
TARC welcomes you aboard! With your help we can ensure everyone has a safe and smooth ride. Thank you for your patronage!
Please follow these “rules of the road” when riding TARC.
- Refusing to pay full fare will result in a refusal to provide service. It’s illegal to avoid paying TARC fare, this includes skipping payment, using counterfeit fare, or making partial-fare payments.
- Follow the same rules you would in public and be respectful of your driver and other passengers.
- No Spitting, littering, indecent exposure, theft, or property damage,
- Use of lighters or matches is strictly prohibited.
- Possession of illegal weapons may result in removal.
- Absolutely no harassment or threatening behavior will be tolerated and may result in being removed from the bus and suspended from riding TARC.
- For safety, and passenger consideration, non-collapsible commercial or large-size carts or dollies are not allowed on the bus. Children must be removed from strollers before traveling.
- Remain seated until your stop and stay behind the yellow line when waiting to exit. Ensure you depart the bus at the end of the line.
- Loud music and talking can distract your driver and risk the safety of everyone on the bus.
- Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on board.
- Smoking is prohibited on all TARC buses. This includes electronic cigarettes and all vaping products.
- By law, service animals are defined as “any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability, including, but not limited to, guiding individuals with impaired vision, alerting individuals with impaired hearing to intruders or sounds, providing minimal protection or rescue work, pulling a wheelchair, or fetching dropped items.” Therapy, comfort, or emotional support animals and house pets are not permitted unless properly and safely secured in a carrier.
Your driver’s primary job is to operate the bus safely. At our discretion, TARC has the authority to remove passengers from the bus if their behavior puts others in danger.
If you are arrested for a crime while on a TARC bus or property, you are automatically suspended from access to TARC service for 24 hours. Unauthorized re-entry onto a TARC bus or property may result in an arrest and possible charge of criminal trespassing.