Ride the bus? Changes proposed

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TANK to hold public hearing Tuesday on new routes

COVINGTON, Ky. - If you take public transportation in Covington, where you pick up the bus and where it will take you may change dramatically by the end of the year.
The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) is proposing major changes to its routes - including many in Covington - and it’s asking the public to comment in one of two ways: 
  • At a public hearing Tuesday night from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Kentucky Career Center in Covington, 1324 Madison Ave. (Brief presentations will be made at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., with a question-and-answer period. Staff will be available to talk about specific routes before and after the presentations.)
  • Via email by Jan. 31 to info@tankbus.org 
TANK will also present the proposed changes before the three county Fiscal Courts. Kenton County’s meeting is 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursday at 5272 Madison Pike in Independence.
TANK says nearly every one of its routes will be affected, with consolidation or elimination proposed for several routes that come through Covington, including the Dixie Highway/Florence, Eastern Avenue/Fort Wright, Taylor Mill/Independence, and Thomas More/Crestview Hills routes.
In addition, changes are proposed for the Southbank Shuttle routes and so-called Express routes.
TANK officials said the changes would make more effective use of limited resources and better direct services where people most need them.
City officials said riders should pay attention and weigh in.
“Residents and businesses of Covington have come to depend on the services provided by TANK,” said Covington Assistant City Manager Bruce Applegate. “People take the bus every day to get to and from work, visit the grocery store, and to access our local educational and medical facilities. Our residents and employers need to carefully review these changes and make sure their voices are heard on any route adjustments that impact their day-to-day activities.”
More information about the proposed changes can be found HERE.
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