TANK to hold Public Meeting on Redesign of Bus System
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: August 20, 2019
TANK to hold Public Meeting on Redesign of Bus System
The public is invited to comment and provide input on proposed redesign of the transit system. The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) is undertaking a System Redesign Study to help re-imagine the agency’s current bus route network structure. TANK invites the public to attend a Public Meeting at the Covington Career Center (1324 Madison Avenue, Covington) on August 29 between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. The venue is located on TANK Route #7.
The purpose of the meeting is to gather input on the proposed redesign of the bus system and to hear comments about current service and future needs. The meeting will be open house style with a brief presentation given at 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.
TANK staff and their consultant team will present a brief presentation to explain the redesign process and goals of the study. Outside of the presentation times, participants will be able to view, at their leisure, exhibit boards and bus network maps at several stations. Staff and consultants will be available to discuss the study and answer questions. Comments and desired outcomes will be captured via a brief survey and comment cards at each station.
The input received from the meeting will be used to assist the consultant team in identifying, prioritizing, and developing a re imagined bus transit system that will serve the needs of the Northern Kentucky community, providing more efficient and cost effective service that is supported by robust ridership. TANK’s goal is to provide community-supported transit to customers with varying needs and to support the continued job growth in the region. Collectively and with public input, TANK wants to ensure safe, convenient, and accessible public transportation for the areas residents, workers, and visitors that want and need to use it.
A second public meeting will be held later this year to present the draft Redesign Study plan and obtain comments.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Quick test of the new SMS alerts system.
Detours and Delays Likely
As a reminder, when our area experiences inclement weather, some routes may experience detours or delays. Dress warmly and be prepared, in case there is a wait at your stop. For Real-Time bus tracking, download Google Maps or the Transit App available on both Apple & Android marketplaces. In app, you will be able to see bus arrival and departure information in real-time. You may also sign up for Real-Time Alerts for select routes by visiting www.tankbus.org/alerts.
For immediate assistance call 859-331-TANK.
Thank you for your patience. Your safety is our #1 priority.
Covington Transit Center Re-Opens
We are excited to announce the re-opening of the Covington Transit Center starting with the first bus on Wednesday, October 5, 2016.
Heading to Riverfest this year?
Avoid the hassle and get straight to the riverfront on one of our Riverfest Shuttles.
We will provide special Riverfest Shuttles from Northern Kentucky University (NKU) Lot E to Newport. Ride the bus from NKU and get dropped off and picked up at the intersection of Dave Cowens Drive and I-471 near the Port of Entry in Newport.
Return Park & Ride service will begin immediately upon completion of the fireworks. The last bus will leave 30 minutes after the conclusion of the fireworks. Please remember that TANK buses will be battling the traditional traffic gridlock and you may have to wait in order to catch a bus back to the Park & Ride.
The fare for the Riverfest Shuttle is $6.00 for adults and free for children (45” and under), round trip, and exact fare is required.
The Southbank Shuttle will stop running at 6:00 p.m. and WILL NOT resume until the next day
Anyone wanting to cross the river to Cincinnati should take the Southbank Shuttle. The Southbank Shuttle will stop at 6:00 p.m. and WILL NOT resume until the next day Monday, September 5, 2016. Please be aware that crossing the bridges into or out of Cincinnati is not possible right before the fireworks and for several hours after them.
For additional information about TANK’s Riverfest Park and Ride service or the Southbank Shuttle, please call TANK’s information line at (859)331-TANK (8265) or visit us on the web at www.tankbus.org.
TANK on Holiday/Sunday schedule Monday, July 4th.
TANK will be operating on a Holiday/Sunday schedule on Monday, July 4th, in observation of the Independence Day Holiday.
TANK’s administrative offices, call center, and sales office will be closed. RAMP will also operate on a Holiday/Sunday schedule on July 4th.
For more information, visit www.tankbus.org or call 859-331-3265.
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