Gateway Community and Technical College and TANK have announced an expanded partnership to provide enhanced bus service to all Gateway campuses beginning Aug. 15.
The partnership creates a shuttle service between Gateway campuses that is in addition to regular TANK routes. Gateway students, faculty and staff will be able to ride the shuttle for free with a valid Gateway ID card
"We are confident this partnership will provide more convenient transportation service between our campuses," said Mike Baker, Gateway vice president for business and administrative affairs.
"Gateway students now have a great option to driving. The Gateway Shuttle will connect all four campuses and will offer a link to TANK's regular network of bus routes near the Urban Center in Covington," said Gina Douthat, director of Communications and Development for TANK.
Baker said the expanded service was made possible in part with financial support from the Health Professions Opportunities Grant, a Department of Health and Human Services grant that is designed to increase access to higher education for low-income students.
The added shuttle service will be available between campuses Monday through Thursday, when most Gateway classes are scheduled. The service will use a regular TANK bus to provide continuous service throughout the day, starting at the Gateway Urban Center at 8 a.m. and stopping at each Gateway campus until concluding at the Urban Center at 9:25 p.m.
No paperwork is required to use the service; however, riders will need to show a valid and current Gateway ID. Cards are issued at no cost to enrolled students and can be obtained at a Gateway library. The Gateway Shuttle is open to the general public as well. Fare (without a Gateway ID card) is $1.50.