The Transit Authority of River City (TARC), is preparing to bring back employees as the region begins to gradually reopen with public health restrictions still in place. TARC will bring back about 20 employees a week, with the expectation that all coach operators will be back to work at some point. The employees had been laid off due to the decline in ridership caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As ridership demand returns, so will service. As they are brought back to work, all drivers will also undergo additional training, with a focus on customer service, safety protocols, CDC guidelines, and best measures to protect TARC passengers and fellow team members.