TARC Returns to Weekday Schedules to Support Efforts of Social Distancing, will Continue to Operate for Essential Trips Only

July 29, 2021

On August 9th, 2020—in coordination with scheduled August service adjustments—TARC will return to regular weekday schedules. TARC will continue operating for essential trips only.

“We have been preparing to return to regular scheduled service since June,” said Laura Douglas, TARC Co-Executive Director. “Though we continue operating for essential trips only, and all measures of COVID-19 prevention remain in place, we hope this move places Louisville in a position to improve our fight against this pandemic.

Returning to weekday schedules will result in a 23% increase in TARC buses on the street, and allow for better social distancing on all routes.

“This decision was made to better support our community of essential workers and those taking essential trips,” said Margaret Handmaker, TARC Co-Executive Director. “Our expectation is that with more buses on the street, it will be easier to maintain effective social distancing.”

With a priority placed on the safety and health of riders and drivers TARC reduced service to Saturday schedules on March 20. Since June, TARC drivers have undergone additional training with a renewed focus on customer service, safety protocols, CDC guidelines, and best measures to protect TARC passengers and fellow team members against COVID-19.

TARC would like to remind all passengers that COVID-19 restrictions remain in place. Ridership on ALL TARC BUSES is limited to essential trips only (groceries, work, medical appointments, caring for someone), passengers limits remain set at 25, face coverings are required to ride, and passengers must continue to exit via the rear door.

: Those who are not designated as essential workers are encouraged to avoid traveling on TARC during peak travel times of 6 to 9 a.m., and 2 to 6 p.m.