Thanksgiving Day Race Detours
ALL routes will be on detour due to the Thanksgiving Day Race. This event will held on Thursday, 11/25/2021, from 6:00AM - 1:00PM.
Signs will be posted at all affected bus stops directing customers where to access their routes.
- City of Newport – All roads between 5th Street (north) to the Ohio River will be closed
- City of Covington – All roads between 5th Street (north) to the Ohio River from Veterans Bridge to Johnson Street are closed (CTC will also be closed @ 6:00AM - 1:00PM)
- ALL bus stops in Downtown Cincinnati will be moved to a temporary bus stop on Race between 4th & 5th Streets (Saks Fifth Ave)
Any customers from 5th Street (north) to the Ohio river will need to access routes below during detour hours:
- Due to Downtown Newport being closed - All customers will need to access the route 12 at 6th & Monmouth Street (Newport)
- Due to Downtown Newport being closed - All customers will need to access the route 25 on York at 7th Street (Newport)
- Due to Downtown Newport being closed - All customers will need to access the route 16 on 11th Street at Isabella (Newport)
All customers that use the CTC & on 4th Street in Covington (Routes: 1, 3, 5, 7, & 8) will need to access routes below:
- Scott & 6th Streets (Lee’s Chicken)
All bus stops in Downtown Cincinnati will be closed
- Temporary bus stop will be located on Race between 4th & 5th Streets (Saks Fifth Ave)
Thanksgiving Service Schedules
Service Alert: On Thursday, November 25th, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, TANK will operate a Weekend/Holiday schedule. Please plan your trip accordingly, normal schedule will resume on Friday. See the schedules at www.tankbus.org
Daylight Saving Time Reminder
Daylight Saving Time is this Sunday, November 7th, at 2AM. Don't forget to set your clocks back by 1 hour! Losing an hour also means it will be darker, sooner in the evenings. A great way to help our drivers see you at your stop is to shine your phone light as you see the bus approaching. Our drivers appreciate it, as some stops are not as well lit as others, and they want to ensure they can see you. Thank you!
REMINDER: October 2021 Service Changes
Reminder, on Saturday, October 9th, TANK will start running new schedules on a number of routes.
Visit October 2021 Service Changes to review all the upcoming changes tomorrow.
We are also experiencing a paper schedule shortage due to supply shortages. We will have some schedules available this weekend, but only a limited supply. We will keep everyone updated as the new schedules come in.
Ticket Validators Are Live
TANK and Metro have spent the past several months installing and testing all new ticket validators for our buses to help create a truly touch-free payment experience, and it is now available for use to our riders! Pairing the validators with the Transit app is a great way to allow passengers to plan their trip, track their ride, buy tickets, and now scan their tickets all in one easy to use app in the palm of your hands.
Curious to see how the validators work before you ride? Review our video to see how easy it is to scan your bus pass right from your phone.
We Want To Hear From You!
We are making adjustments to our digital platforms and communications to better service our riders, and we need your feedback. This quick survey will help us better understand our riders and how you would like to get information from us to keep you informed of what's going on at TANK. Everyone that submits a survey will be entered to win a 30-day TANK bus pass, you will just need to submit your contact information at the end of the survey. Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions so we can better serve you. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TANKSurvey2021
October 2021 Service Changes
Attention TANK Passengers, on Saturday, October 9th, TANK will start running new schedules on a number of routes. Over the last 6-months, our driver shortage and increased traffic congestion has led to a decrease in reliability, and these changes are being made to address those issues. We’ve also heard a desire to have more one-seat rides between Kenton and Campbell Counties, and these new schedules will help accomplish this by having regular “interlining” between two specific routes.
Adjustments will be made to the following schedules: #1, #2X, #3, #5, #7, #8, #12, #16, #25, #32X, #40X, #42X.
Visit October 2021 Service Changes to review all of the changes and time tables.
To see how your trip will change on October 9th, use the Real-Time Trip Planner on tankbus.org, and be sure to set the “On this day” to after October 9th.
Octoberfest Road Closures & Detours
Due to the road closures for Octoberfest 2021, on 2nd & 3rd Streets in Cincinnati, all routes for 1, 5, 7, 8, 12 & ALL express routes going to and from Covington/I-75 will be on detour.
Detours begin on Sunday, 9/12/2021 at 6PM until Monday, 9/20/2021 at 5PM.
3rd & Race bus stop will be closed, all customers can access routes at the following:
- Routes 1, 5, 7, 8, 12-covington, 39x, & 40x = 4th & Walnut bus stop (BB&T)
- Routes 2x, 17x, 22x, 30x, 32x, & 42x = 4th & Postal Place (FC Cincinnati Gift Shop)
Signs will be placed at affected bus stops & extra Supervisors will be in Cincinnati to help customers each day. Thank you.
Labor Day Bus Schedule
Happy Labor Day from TANK! We're grateful for the incredible people who work hard to keep our buses clean, maintained, and moving for you. As a reminder, TANK is running on a weekend schedule today for the Holiday.
Riverfest Route Detours & Closures
Due to the WEBN/Riverfest event, TANK will have detours beginning at 6PM on Sunday, September 5th. Bus service from NKU to Riverfest will not be available this year.
- City of Newport – All roads between 17th street to the Ohio River & Washington Ave to the Licking River will be closed
- City of Covington – All roads between 5th street to the Ohio River from the Veterans Bridge to Johnson St. are closed
The Covington Transit Center (CTC) will also be closed because of this. All customers that use the Downtown Cincinnati, CTC, and 4th Street in Covington (Routes: 1, 2x, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 16, 25, 39x, 40x, & 42x) will need to access their routes at Scott & 6th Street (Lee’s Chicken location).
There will be no service downtown at all beginning at 6PM on Sunday. These changes will remain in effect until Monday morning. We will have every supervisor on duty during this time to assist passengers with these changes if needed, and we will have signs posted at the effected bus stops that will direct you to the correct stop to catch your bus. Thank you for your understanding.
Cincinnati Reds Day at TANK
It is Cincinnati Reds day at TANK! We're rooting for our home team by allowing our drivers to wear Red's shirts and/or hats today in celebration. If you see a driver out of their full uniform, this is why :) Let's go Reds!
Presidential Visit - 7/21/21 - Expect Traffic Delays
President Biden will be in the downtown Cincinnati area for a private, internationally televised evening event on Wednesday, 7/21/2021. Area Highways and Cincinnati/NKY side streets will be affected by the Secret Service & his motorcade. While we do not know the exact time that the President will be in town, we know that there will likely be significant delays to all routes, particularly in the late afternoon and evening hours.
TANK Updates for June 2021
331-TANK Information Line --Beginning Monday, June 21, the TANK Information Center hours will be expanded. Passengers needing to contact TANK to get information can now call 859-331-TANK between the hours of 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Construction Update -- TANK continues to address reliability issues related to late buses. The closure of lanes on the Brent Spence Bridge and the complete closure of the Roebling Suspension Bridge have had a major impact on overall traffic between downtown Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. TANK is working every day to proactively address issues related to late buses and is assigning spare buses to help fill late trips every day. Thank you for your patience as we deal with this construction project through the summer and fall.
TANK is Hiring! Do you know someone who would make a great bus operator? We are now accepting applications. Starting pay is $18.16/hour. Visit www.tankbus.org/contact-us/careers to apply.
We Want To Hear From You
Help TANK and receive FREE fixed route bus passes. To continue to help improve customer experience, we are asking TANK riders to participate in a multi-state research study aimed at better serving our community and transportation needs. To thank you for your participation, we will send the first 200 respondents $20 worth of free bus passes through your EZfare account or by mail. Take the survey here: https://urbancsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9oSuo80SKVbvPJH Thank you!
Heavy Snow will Impact Buses Today
With heavy snowfall expected today, buses WILL be delayed as they deal with changing and worsening road and traffic conditions. All routes are running, however be prepared to wait at your bus stop and be sure to dress warmly. Stay safe.
Schedule & Fare Changes Are Live
The TANK System Redesign schedule changes are now live. TANK fare simplification is also complete -- all routes will cost $1.50 to ride.
All schedules and details regarding fare changes can be viewed on the TANK website at https://www.tankbus.org
Public schedules are available where you get yours now. Be sure to pick up a new schedule for your route. Every schedule has changed!
For help planning your trip, call the TANK information line at 859-331-8265.
Martin Luther King Jr. Parade Detours
Due to road closures along the MLK Parade route Monday, 1/18/2021 several stops are closed in Covington and downtown Cincinnati, from 9:30 a.m. to Noon today.
In Cincinnati, use the stop at 4th & Walnut Street. Most other stops downtown will be closed.
In Covington, stops on 3rd & 4th are closed. Use Covington Transit Center.
Otherwise, all service is on a regular weekday schedule.
Schedule and Fare Changes - Effective January 30, 2021
The TANK System Redesign schedule changes will go into effect on Saturday, January 30. On this same day, TANK fare simplification will occur -- all routes will cost $1.50 to ride.
All schedules and and details re: fare changes can be viewed on the TANK website at https://www.tankbus.org/2021-service-changes.
Public schedules will be available where you get yours beginning the week of January 18. Be sure to pick up a new schedule for your route. Every schedule has changed!
For help planning your trip, call the TANK information line at 859-331-8265.
TANK on Holiday Schedule - New Year's Day 2021
In observance of New Year's Day 2021:
- TANK will operate a Sunday/Holiday Schedule on Friday, January 1, 2021, in observance of the New Year’s Day Holiday.
- TANK offices will be closed Friday, January 1, 2021.
For additional details on our office and bus schedule throughout the holidays visit www.tankbus.org or call (859) 331-TANK.
Happy New Year!