Regarding Coach Operator Layoffs

March 27, 2021

Necessary measures put in place at the local, state, and national levels to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in a significant decrease in TARC ridership, which in turn is forcing TARC to reduce its workforce.

Effective Monday, March 30, 2020, 133 Coach Operators will be laid off. Team members affected by this temporary job action will be notified directly.

To lessen the impact of this difficult situation, TARC has made the important decision to continue to provide benefits to the affected employees, including health insurance, for the next three months. We are hopeful that the anticipated federal stimulus package, together with compensation available from Kentucky, will result in additional economic security for those laid off.

Again, we fully expect this layoff to be temporary. As ridership returns, so will these valued members of the TARC team.

We are grateful for the hard work and dedication that our workforce continues to provide the community during the current crisis, especially the frontline work of our Coach Operators. We truly regret this decision was necessary.

We hope for a quick and efficient resolution to the current situation regarding COVID-19, and a speedy full return to operations as normal for the Transit Authority of River City and all our team members.