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TANK offering free rides on Southbank Shuttle trolley while suspension bridge is closed

Posted at 10:00 AM, Apr 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-12 09:59:59-04

COVINGTON, Ky. -- With the Roebling Suspension Bridge most likely shut down until June after a crash in March, the Southbank Shuttle trolley will be free for riders until May 31, the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky announced Thursday.

“TANK recognizes that the closure of the Roebling Suspension Bridge has created a challenge for our customers and the residents and businesses in Covington, particularly those in the Park Place and Greenup area," said TANK General Manager Andrew Aiello in a news release. "Offering free fare on the trolley is a way to say “thank you” for sticking with us through this temporary situation. The Southbank Shuttle Trolley is a great service for locals for every day trips and for tourists that are experiencing our riverfront and going to events like Reds games."

RELATED: John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge likely closed until June

Southbank Shuttle routing is modified during the bridge closure, yet will pick up at all regular stops. Stops can be found all along the route.

Service operates on the following schedule every 15 minutes:

Sunday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Monday through Thursday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. to midnight
Saturday: 10 a.m. to midnight

For Reds games, added buses will start operating more frequently and with extended game day service two hours before game time. The extra service continues for up to an hour after the end of the game.

For maps, schedules and additional information about TANK or the Southbank Shuttle Trolley, call TANK’s information line at 859-331-TANK (8265) or log on to the website here.