New TANK hub in Florence will begin service November 3 - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Florence's new TANK hub under construction

FLORENCE, KY (FOX19) -

The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) will soon have a new hub in Florence.

It's a $2 million construction project that began this spring, located at the corner of Mall Road and Heights Boulevard.

TANK has provided transit services to Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties as well as downtown Cincinnati since 1973. TANK's current hub is in Ft. Wright.

It's something Florence Mayor Diane Whalen says is a long time coming.

"I believe that this is something the community has been waiting for," said Whalen. "It does provide an opportunity to come, park your car and reach all points on their route system, so the employment opportunities here, as well as the people that work downtown Cincinnati and all points in between."

Whalen believes the new hub will be good for business.

"With the completion of the Mall Road improvements, the sidewalk makes it available for people to get off the bus at the transit hub and walk to the shopping, to the movies, to the entertainment venues," said Whalen.

TANK officials say it will better connect residents throughout Northern Kentucky suburbs and generate more ridership within the area.

The Florence hub will be completed in October 2013 and will begin service on November 3. According to TANK officials, they are working on the development of two additional hubs in Northern Kentucky - One near Northern Kentucky University and the other at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

No word yet on when these projects are expected to begin.

See TANK routes and schedules here: http://www.tankbus.org/

Copyright 2013 WXIX. All rights reserved.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • US newspapers to Trump: We're not enemies of the people

    US newspapers to Trump: We're not enemies of the people

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:38 PM EDT2018-08-15 22:38:10 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 7:49 PM EDT2018-08-16 23:49:02 GMT
    President Donald Trump has signed a $716 billion defense policy bill named for Sen. John McCain after giving a speech that didn't reference the ailing senator once. (Source: CNN)President Donald Trump has signed a $716 billion defense policy bill named for Sen. John McCain after giving a speech that didn't reference the ailing senator once. (Source: CNN)

    America's newsrooms are pushing back at President Donald Trump's demonizing of the news media as the "enemy of the people".

    Full Story >

    America's newsrooms are pushing back at President Donald Trump's demonizing of the news media as the "enemy of the people".

    Full Story >
  • 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76

    'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76

    Thursday, August 16 2018 10:00 AM EDT2018-08-16 14:00:22 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 7:48 PM EDT2018-08-16 23:48:43 GMT
    Singer Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.Full Story >
    Singer Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.Full Story >
  • Former US security leaders blast Trump for yanking clearance

    Former US security leaders blast Trump for yanking clearance

    Thursday, August 16 2018 12:50 AM EDT2018-08-16 04:50:48 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 7:46 PM EDT2018-08-16 23:46:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). FILE - In this May 23, 2017, file photo, former CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force. President Donald Trum...(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). FILE - In this May 23, 2017, file photo, former CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force. President Donald Trum...

    Trump also threatened to yank the clearances of a handful of individuals, including former top intelligence and law enforcement officials, as well as a current member of the Justice Department.

    Full Story >

    Trump also threatened to yank the clearances of a handful of individuals, including former top intelligence and law enforcement officials, as well as a current member of the Justice Department.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly