COVID 19 Passenger Safety
TARC, Responding to Developments of Novel Coronavirus
Taking the necessary actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19
August 20, 2021: Masks are required to ride. The Transportation Security Administration’s Security Directive remains fully in effect until January 18, 2022 on buses, trains, planes and other forms of mass transportation.
May 18, 2021: The Transportation Security Administration’s Security Directive (TSA Security Directive, 1582/84-21-01 “Security Measures – Face Mask Requirements”) remains fully in effect until September 13th on buses, trains, planes and other forms of mass transportation.
February 09, 2021: TARC Employees Begin Receiving COVID-19 Vaccinations (#TARCHealthy)
September 08, 2020: TARC Coach Operator Tests Positive for COVID-19, TARC Requests Passengers Who Rode Monitor Themselves for Symptoms
August 24, 2020: TARC Coach Operator Tests Positive for COVID-19, TARC Requests Passengers Who Rode Monitor Themselves for Symptoms
May 12, 2020: Councilwoman Keisha Dorsey (District 3) Donates 1,000 Masks to TARC in Support of Continuing Safe and Reliable Service During COVID-19
March 31, 2020: Huber’s Orchard and Winery Provide TARC with 10 Gallons of Hand Sanitizer to Continue Packaging Preparedness Kits to Coach Operators
March 31, 2020: TARC3 Sets a Goal to Limit Passengers to One per Cab, and Two per Bus When Available
March 29, 2020: TARC Releases a Brief Summary of the Response to COVID-19
March 27, 2020: TARC Statement on Recent Coach Operator Layoffs
March 25, 2020: TARC Responds to ATU Local 1447’s Concerns Regarding COVID-19
March 18, 2020: TARC Announces Changes to Service in Response to COVID-19
March 16, 2020: TARC Acquires IlluMist Battery Powered Disinfectant Sprayers, Increases Speed and Frequency of Sanitizing Efforts
March 17, 2020: TARC3 Drivers Begin Regularly Receiving Preparedness Kits
(gloves, sanitizer, disinfectant wipes)
March 11, 2020: TARC Posts Metro Public Health and Wellness Info-Graphics (see below) on Fixed-Route Buses
March 09, 2020: TARC Safety & Security Department Begin Handing Out Preparedness Kits (gloves, sanitizer, disinfectant wipes) to Drivers
March 06, 2020: TARC Establishes COVID-19 Task Force, Charged with Providing a Rapid, Controlled and Effective Response to COVID-19
March 05, 2020: TARC Posts Rideralerts on Fixed-Route Buses Defining COVID-19, and Establishing Best Measures of Prevention
LOUISVILLE, KY. (March 04, 2020) —The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus. This virus was first detected in late 2019 in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, and this coronavirus has now been identified in many locations internationally, including in the United States and Canada.
The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
TARC is in constant communications with the Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, the Department of Emergency Management, APTA (American Public Transportation Association), the FTA, and the CDC to continue monitoring the situation with COVID-19.
“TARC staff is keeping a close eye on COVID-19 as it develops. We are working alongside local and national officials and are following the guidelines for preparedness and methods of response outlined by those organizations,” said Lorri Lee, TARC Director of Safety and Security
All fixed-route buses and TARC3 vehicles, are being cleaned and sanitized daily in accordance with CDC guidelines. TARC also is encouraging both riders and drivers to take important steps to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19, including frequent hand washing, covering coughs, and staying home if feeling sick.
TARC continues to prioritize the safety and health of our staff and riders, and remains dedicated to minimizing any impact on service operations.
Louisville Metro Government Updates: What You Need to Know about Coronavirus
Louisville Metro Public Health & Wellness: Steps to take to prevent the spread of COVID-19