Delays expected due to President Trump's visit Thursday
President Trump will be in Cincinnati on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at U.S. Bank Arena.
Please be aware that is it likely that all of the interstates (I-75, I-275 and I-471), in addition to some side roads, will experience congestion and partial closures before, during and after this visit. In addition, it is likely that many of the bridges will experience full or partial closures as well.
TANK is committed to being as responsive as we can be during this inevitable traffic congestion. We will add vehicle resources to help accommodate the expected traffic delays and keep routes running as close to schedule as possible. We will be operating within what is allowed, as dictated by local authorities. Although we do not have exact details at this time, we will post any information to our Facebook and Twitter page as we receive it.
Thank you in advance for your patience. And thanks for riding with TANK.
Cincy Soul & Cincinnati Music Festival: Detours & Closed Bus Stops
The Cincinnati Music Festival/Festival 513 and Cincy Soul Festival will close several downtown streets over the weekend. The Southbank Shuttle and TANK buses will be on detour as needed and will have some stop adjustments. See below for details:
Cincy Soul Festival on Fountain Square: From Friday at 6:00 p.m. until end of service on Sunday, the Southbank Shuttle will not serve the stop on 5th Street in front of the Westin. Passengers should catch the bus on Vine at 4th.
Cincinnati Music Festival at Paul Brown Stadium and Festival 513: Some of the surrounding streets will be closed Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 3 p.m. until the end of service. Stops affected are the stops at Rosa Parks at 2nd Street and Walnut at Freedom Way. During this time, please use the stop at Vine at 4th St. or a temporary stop to be located on 2nd Street at Walnut in front of the Freedom Center.
For more information please call (859) 331-TANK.
TANK Operates Sunday Schedule on July 4
TANK will be operating on a holiday (Sunday) schedule on Thursday, July 4, in observation of the Independence Day holiday.
TANK’s administrative offices, call center, and downtown sales office will be closed. RAMP will also operate on a holiday (Sunday) schedule.
For schedule information, visit www.tankbus.org.
Cincinnati Pride Parade Detours
Due to the Cincinnati Pride Parade on Saturday, 6/22/19, TANK buses will be on detour in Cincinnati.
From approximately 10 a.m.-3 p.m. :
SOUTHBANK SHUTTLE passengers should use the stop on Race Street between 4th and 5th Street.
LOCAL service passengers should use the stop on Race Street between 4th and 5th Street.
EXPRESS service passengers can use stops on 5th St. at Elm, Race at 3rd. or Race between 4th and 5th St.
Thanks for riding with TANK!
Memorial Day Schedule
Please note: All TANK buses will be on a Sunday schedule for Memorial Day on Monday. Additionally, the administration and downtown sales offices will be closed.
Thanks for riding with TANK!
Memorial Day - May 27th
TANK will operate a HOLIDAY/SUNDAY schedule on Monday, May 27 in honor of Memorial Day.
Additionally, during the Free Store Freedom Hunger Walk on Monday, May 27th, beginning at 8:30 a.m. until approximately 11:30 a.m., TANK will be on detour in Covington and Downtown Cincinnati. Certain stops near the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge on the Covington side of the bridge will be temporarily closed. Stops around the CTC will still be served.
Please check your stop for specific details or call 859-331-TANK for more information.
Taste of Cincinnati - TANK Stops Moved
Due to the Taste of Cincinnati in downtown Cincinnati, TANK will be on detour Friday, May 24th, 2019 beginning at 6:00 p.m. until early Tuesday morning May 28th.
Southbank Shuttle- use stop on 5th at Fountain Square (Westin Hotel)
Express Buses – use stop on Race at 3rd
For buses going to Newport/Campbell County, use the stop on 5th at Vine (Boi na Braza steakhouse)
For buses going to Covington/Kenton/Boone County, use the stop on 4th at Walnut.
We appreciate your patience. For more information call 859-331-8265.
Covington Transit Center Closed 9/23-9/30
Beginning Monday, September 23rd, the Covington Transit Center (CTC) will be closed for construction for approximately one week. While the CTC is closed, catch the bus on Madison at 3rd Street.
Passengers using these routes should load in Zone A; inbound to Cincinnati routes 1, 5, 9, 12, 16, 25 and 33.
Passengers using these routes should load in Zone B; outbound routes 1, 1X, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 17X, 28X, 33, 39X and 40X.
Signs will be on site to easily identify zones A and B.
For more information visit www.tankbus.org or call (859) 331-TANK. Thanks for riding with TANK!
Tuesday-Friday stop on Vine at 4th St. will be closed - use stop on 5th St. at Vine
Due to filming of America Ninja Warriors in The Banks, TANK has had to temporarily re-route the following routes. Effective Tuesday 5/21-Friday 5/24·
All inbound #3, 7, 8 and all outbound #12,16, and 25
- The stop Vine at 4th St. is closed
- We will use the stop on 5th St. West of Vine at the Express stop
Cincinnati Police Memorial Parade- Friday 5/17 - Detours
Some routes will have temporary stop closures and detours during the Cincinnati Police Memorial Parade on Friday, May 17 from 10:30 a.m. until the roads re-open (between noon-2:00 p.m.).
During the parade:
Routes #12, 16, 25 and Southbank Shuttle - use stop at 4th & Walnut
Routes #42X, 2X Airporter -- use stop on Race at 3rd
Thank you for your patience.
BIKE AND RIDE FOR FREE ON BIKE TO WORK DAY
Bicycle commuters ride free on TANK, Metro, BCRTA & CTC on May 17.
Those looking to give commuting by bike a try will have the perfect opportunity on May 17 when transit systems around the Cincinnati region partner to offer free fare for those with a bike.
In celebration of National Bike to Work Day, May 17, bus riders who load a bike onto the bus bike racks will ride for FREE on TANK, Metro, Butler County Regional Transit Authority (BCRTA) and Clermont Transportation Connection (CTC).
The day will showcase just how easy it is to bike and ride every day.
All TANK, Metro and BCRTA buses, as well as many CTC buses, are equipped with front-loading secure bike racks. Each rack accommodates two bikes. Bikes are not allowed on board buses unless they are foldable and can fit under a seat.
Metro and TANK have been recognized as “Bike Friendly Destinations” since 2011, providing advocacy and infrastructure improvements to support bicycling for employees and riders.
More information on how to bike and ride, as well as a video explaining how to use the bus bike racks, can be found on Metro’s website here and on TANK’s website here.
The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky is an integral part of the Northern Kentucky community, serving Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties as well as downtown Cincinnati for more than 30 years. Nearly 4 million passengers each year rely on the more than 100 TANK buses throughout the region to get them where they need to be. TANK is on the web at www.tankbus.org.
Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 14 million rides per year. Metro’s website is www.go-metro.com.
Butler County Regional Transit Authority is a public agency created in 1994 to better meet the needs of Butler County residents and to improve the quality of life and economic development through public transportation solutions. Visit BCRTA’s website at www.butlercountyrta.com.
CTC is the primary provider of public transportation in Clermont County. Founded in 1977 as CART (Clermont Area Rural Transit), CTC has continued to evolve and now offers three fixed routes in addition to its Dial-A-Ride services. Visit CTC online at http://ctc.clermontcountyohio.gov.
Beer Run Detour - Saturday May, 11 in Newport and Cincinnati
Saturday, May 11, 2019 starting at 8:45 a.m. until approximately 12:00 p.m. stops around the Taylor Southgate Bridge in Cincinnati & Newport will be temporarily closed for the Beer Run. Southbank Shuttle stop at 4th & Saratoga will be used in Newport during the race.
Please check your specific stop for details. For more information, call 859-331-8265.
Flying Pig - Weekend Race Event Detours
Saturday AND Sunday- Flying Pig Marathon Weekend events this weekend (May 4-5) will temporarily close streets in downtown Cincinnati, Newport and Covington. TANK routes and stops will be affected in Newport and Covington until approximately noon on Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday. See details below and on signs at the stop you usually use.
The Covington Transit Center is closed both days until street closures end—(approximately noon on Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday) Use stop on Scott St. between 5th & 6th St. in place of the CTC.
Express Route Passengers
Slight routing detours but no stop changes.
Regular Route Passengers
Please check your usual stop in Covington and Newport for specific information on stop relocation. Regular route passengers traveling from Cincinnati should catch their bus on 4th at Walnut.
The Southbank Shuttle will not start operating until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019 due to the street closures in Downtown Cincinnati, Covington, and Newport. Once service starts at 1:00 p.m., please make sure to check your stop for additional information.
On Sunday, May 5, 2019 service on the Southbank Shuttle will start at its regular time (10 a.m.) but you may experience slight delays due to street and bridge closures. Please check your stop for further information.
For more information, call 859-331-8265. We appreciate your patience.
You're Invited to National Get On Board Day
SAVE THE DATE: NATIONAL GET ON BOARD DAY TO BE HELD ON APRIL 25
Get on Board for Public Transit
The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) and Cincinnati Metro will join with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in National Get On Board Day on Thursday, April 25.
Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the 2019 National Get On Board Day is a day that encourages people to support public transportation and showcases the benefits it brings to communities. Each weekday in the U.S., 34 million people board public transportation.
Additionally, public transportation is a cornerstone of local economies in urban, suburban, and rural communities. In fact, public transportation helps to make a community economically prosperous and competitive. Every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns, powering community growth and revitalization.
We hope you will join TANK and members of your community #GetOnBoard Thursday, April 25, 2019.
Headed to Opening Day? Let TANK get you there!
Southbank Shuttle services are just $1.00 p/ride!
Southbank Shuttle (SS) service will begin at 6:00am on Thursday, March 28 for Reds Opening Day. Be on the lookout for regular TANK buses to act as Southbank Shuttle added service. Their destination sign will say “Great American Ballpark”.
Heading to the parade? Before 11am, take the SS to the Westin at Ft. Square. After 11am, due to street closures, take the SS to 3rd & Main.
Heading home AFTER the game? Those headed to NEWPORT should catch the SS on Broadway between Pete Rose Way & 3rd Street. Those headed to COVINGTON should catch the SS on Rosa Parks on the west side of the Freedom Center.
The SS will operate until 10:00pm for Opening Day.
Regular Route Adjustments:
The Southbank Shuttle stop on Walnut at Freedom Way near the Yard House will be closed due to pedestrian traffic beginning Wednesday at 6pm and will reopen after the game on Thursday.
During the Parade (beginning at 11 a.m. and until the conclusion of the parade):
· Local Routes should use the stop at 4th & Walnut
· Express Routes should use the stop at 3rd & Race
Southbank Shuttle Summer Hours will officially begin Saturday, March 30. Visit tankbus.org/route/ss for more information.
Closed bus stop at 4th & Vine
Due to construction, the bus stop at 4th & Vine will be closed for an undetermined amount of time. The Southbank Shuttle riders should use the stop at the Westin. Routes 12, 16 and 25 should use the stop at Government Square.
Have You Thanked Your Driver Lately?
Monday, March 18 is officially TRANSIT DRIVER APPRECIATION DAY!
Have your thanked your driver lately?
We'll be showing TANK Operators, throughout the day, how much we appreciate them and we hope you'll join us.
You can thank them when you hop on the bus or even give them a shout-out on social media using the hashtag #TDAD or #TankTDAD. We'll be sharing and re-posting your photos and messages throughout the day and even popping up with signs on TANK routes showing our support.
Because they rock, we keep rolling. So be sure to let them know how much you appreciate them.
And to all the TANK Operators... Thanks for keeping us moving!
Heart Mini Marathon Detours - Sunday March 10th
Starting at 4:45 a.m. TANK will be on detour in Downtown Cincinnati and Newport until early afternoon. All Regular, Express, and Southbank Shuttle buses will be affected.
- Regular service passengers in Cincinnati will need to use the stops on 4th Street at Walnut or on Vine at 4th.
- Express service passengers in Cincinnati will need to catch the bus at the stop on Race St. at 3rd.
- Southbank Shuttle passengers in Cincinnati will need to catch the bus on Vine at 4th. Southbank Shuttle passengers in Newport should catch the bus on 4th at Saratoga due to closures on 3rd. St. in Newport.
Please check your specific stop for details. For more information, call 859-331-8265.
Emerald Miles 5K Detour - Saturday, March 9
Starting at 8:30 a.m. until around 11 a.m. stops on Third Street in Newport and around the Taylor Southgate Bridge in Cincinnati will be closed.
Please check your specific stop for details.
Call 331-8265 for more information.
Cincinnati Cyclones 5K - Saturday, February 2, 2019
From 9:00 a.m. to approximately 11:30 a.m.:
Southbank Shuttle buses will be on detour and not able to use the stop at the Freedom Center or the Yard House at The Banks. Please catch the Southbank Shuttle on Vine at 4th.
Also, the stops (regular and Southbank Shuttle) on the Cincinnati side of the Taylor Southgate Bridge near US Bank Arena will be temporarily closed as the runners/walkers come through. Check the temporary sign at your stop for details re: where to catch the bus for your route.