TANK to hold information tables for innovations

NKU students can expect several changes to the TANK bus system sometime over the next five years, including a new bus route that will travel along I-275 and will make a direct connection between NKU and Florence.

After gathering data since December 2012, TANK has drafted several recommendations to improve ridership and rider’s experience, according to Gina Douthat, TANK’s director of communication and development.

For NKU students, this could mean a direct route to Florence, which currently takes “forever,” according to Jane Goode, the coordinator of NKU’s campus and space planning department.

According to TANK’s website, students currently have to ride the bus from NKU to the bus station in southern Cincinnati, and then transfer to a bus to travel to Florence, a round trip that could take up to two hours.

Tomorrow, Sept. 17, TANK will have representatives on campus in the Student Union to get feedback from students, who make up 15 to 20 percent of TANK’s ridership, according to Douthat. These representatives will be present from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

“What we [TANK] would like more than anything is to have some feedback,” Douthat said. “We’d like as many people as possible to look at the recommendations, and tell us what they think.”