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Safety and Security

In a crisis or need help while riding? Board a TARC bus and ask for help!

How TARC Ensures Safety

  • All TARC buses have video and audio recording to monitor bus activity.
  • All drivers have immediate access to emergency help via two-way radio.
  • Security officers patrol the full system and are quick to respond to calls received from drivers.
  • All drivers receive training on safety and first aid procedures.
  • TARC is a designated SafePlace, and a designated safe location through a partnership with the Center for Women and Families  for persons in a domestic violence crisis.

Safety Tips for Riders

  • If unusual or illegal activity is suspected, alert the driver immediately.
  • Buses can make sudden stops; riders should be prepared. Be sure to take a seat and hold firmly to a nearby handle after paying the fare.
  • Clear a safe walkway for fellow passengers by keeping belongings out of the aisle and folding up strollers after boarding.

How to Use a TARC Safe Place

  • If there is a crisis, go to a designated Safe Place businesses or board a TARC bus and ask for help.
  • TARC employees then contact the YMCA Shelter House and assist in getting to a shelter. If there are questions about the YMCA Shelter House, please call (502) 635-3660.
  • Click here for more on TARC Safeplace Procedures.

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.

Lost & Found

  • Please call 502.561.5114 if you have lost an item you believe may have been left on a TARC bus.
    • As of Tuesday, November 19, 2019 all items left unclaimed for more than 30 days will be discarded.

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