Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky

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The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky or TANK is the public transit system serving the Northern Kentucky suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio located in Kenton County, Boone County and Campbell County.

History

TANK was founded in 1973, replacing Cincinnati, Newport and Covington Transportation Company.

Routes

Maps & schedules

  • 1 Florence Mall
  • 1X Florence Express
  • 2X Airport Express
  • 3 Ludlow/Bromley
  • 5 Holman/City Heights
  • 7 Rosedale/Latonia
  • 9 Taylor Mill
  • 11 Ft. Thomas/NKU
  • 12 Dayton
  • 16 Grand Towers
  • 17X Villa Hills Express
  • 18X Edgewood Express
  • 19X Beechgrove Express
  • 20 South Newport
  • 22X Walton Express
  • 25 Eastern Avenue/Cincinnati/Alexandria
  • 25X Alexandria Express
  • 28X Empire Drive Express
  • 30X Independence Express
  • 31X Rolling Hills
  • 32X Burlington Express
  • 33 St. Elizabeth Edgewood
  • 35X Florence Mall Express
  • 39X Limaburg Express
  • 40X North Bend Express
  • 42X Florence Hub Express
  • NKU Shuttle
  • Southbank Shuttle

Former routes

  • 1A - (?-1995) became 17X
  • 1B - (?-1995) became 18X
  • 1C - (?-1995) became 19X
  • 4 - Park Hills (?-2007)
  • 6 - Rosedale, Latonia (?-2000)
  • 10 - Visalia (1975- January 1976)
  • 23 - South Bellevue (?-2014)
  • 24 - Cold Spring-Crestview (?-2000)
  • 26 - Grants Lick Express (1995-2010)
  • 27 - Moock Road Express (1995-2000)
  • 29 - Hebron Express (1998-2013)
  • 31X - Hands Pike (1995-2000)
  • 34 - Walton-Burlington Connector (1998-2000)
  • 35 - Crestview-Florence Connector (1999-2000)
  • 37 - Commonwealth Houston Express (2003-2008)
  • Gateway Shuttle (?-2014)

Fares

Current

Facilities

Garage/Office

  • Address: 3375 Madison Pike, Fort Wright, KY 41011

Covington Transit Center

  • Address: 220 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011

Bus roster

Active

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
601-604 Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky 602-a.jpg 2007 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB Formerly used for Southbank Shuttle.
706-708 Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky 708-b.jpg 2012 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISL6.7 Allison H 40 EP hybrid system
709-711 2017 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins B6.7
712-716 2018 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins B6.7
717-720 2019 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins B6.7
880-889 Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky 888-a.jpg 2006 Gillig BRT 40'
(G29D102N4)
Caterpillar C9 Allison B500R
2128-2132 Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky 2129-a.jpg 2002 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G18D102N4)
Cummins ISC Allison B400R Four units are retired.
2133-2143 Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky 2142-a.jpg 2004 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G18D102N4)
Cummins ISC Allison B400R Two units are retired.
2144-2153 Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky 2150-a.jpg 2005 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G29D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R
2154-2157 Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky 2154-a.jpg 2007 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R
2158-2164 Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky 2160-a.jpg 2008 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R
2165-2172 Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky 2165-a.jpg 2009 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R
2173-2180 Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky 2176-a.jpg 2012 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
2181-2188 Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky 2181-a.jpg 2013 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
2189-2196 Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky 2196-a.jpg 2014 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
2197-2205 Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky 2202-a.jpg 2015 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
2206-2214 2016 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
2216-2221 2017 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
2222-2226 2019 Gillig Low Floor BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Allison B400R

Retired

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
101-104 1975 Highway Products TC-25
  • Originally used for light routes in regular service.
  • Converted to RAMP paratransit by 1978.
301-312 1993 OBI Orion II
(02.501)
Allison AT-545
  • Ex-LYNX 101-112?; bought in 1998.
  • 301, 309, 311 & 312 wore the blue Southbank Shuttle paint scheme.
  • All other units wore the white/blue-green stripe scheme and were used as relief buses on light routes.
313-318 1999 OBI Orion II
(02.501)
Cummins 6BTA5.9 Allison AT-545
  • Used for Southbank Shuttle.
  • Sold to an agency in Iowa.
551-558 2002 Gillig Low Floor 30'
(G18A102N4)
Cummins ISC Allison B400R
701-705 1960 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • Retired in late 1975 to early 1976.
  • 703 is preserved by TANK.
706-710 1961 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • Ex-Green Line.
  • Retired in late 1975 to early 1976.
  • 708 stayed in TANK's fleet until 1982 and was the only TDH-4517 to receive the red/yellow/blue-white striped scheme.
800-819 1956-1957 GMC TDH-5105 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
936-948 1991-1992 Gillig Phantom 35'
(3596TB6V92TA)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748
949-975 1988 Gillig Phantom 35'
(3596TB6V92T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-748
1901-1974 1975 AMG 10235-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison
  • Buses were individually named after the Kentucky Derby winner for the year.
  • 1915 caught fire on 10/15/1990 and was subsequently rebuilt.
  • 1930 is preserved by TANK as 1901.
  • AMGs with mechanical issues were scrapped in 1988.
  • All remainders except five were retired in early 1993.
  • Five AMGs were retained for express routes into 1995. 1903 was the last AMG to retire on March 25, 1995.
1907-1912 (2nd) 1995 Gillig Phantom 35'
(3596TBM11)
Cummins M11 Allison B400R
1913-1915 (2nd) 1993 Flxible Metro "D"
(35096-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR731 1913 is preserved by TANK.
1916-1935 (2nd) 1992 Flxible Metro "C?"
(35096-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR731 1921 was the first bus to receive the updated white/blue-and-green striped paint scheme, along with the new TANK logo, in 1997.
1976-1985 Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky 1980-a.jpg 1981 GMDD T8H-5307A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730
1986-1995 1983 Gillig Phantom 35'
(3596TA6V92)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-740 1988 was involved in an accident on 4/3/1993.
1996-2005 1992 Flxible Metro "C?"
(40102-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR731
  • 2004 was the last bus to enter Dixie Terminal on October 18, 1996.
  • 2005 is preserved by TANK as 2013.
2006-2015 1995 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40102TBM11)
Cummins M11 Allison B400R
2016-2025 Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky 2021-a.jpg 1998 Gillig Phantom 35'
(C21B102N4)
Cummins M11 Allison B400R 2023 is preserved by TANK.
2101-2127 Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky 2104-a.jpg 2000 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G18D102N4)
Cummins ISC Allison B400R All retired by 3/20/2016.

Historical bus roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
209 1950 GMC TDH-3612 Detroit Diesel 4-71 Allison VH
703 1960 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
1901 1975 AMG 10235-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison Ex-1930
2013 Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky 2013-a.jpg 1992 Flxible Metro "C?"
(40102-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Ex-2005
1225 Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky 1225-a.jpg 1998 Gillig Phantom 35'
(C21B102N4)
Cummins M11 Allison B400R Ex-2023
1913 Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky 1913-a.jpg 1993 Flxible Metro "D"
(35096-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA

RAMP Paratransit roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
153, 156 Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky 153-a.jpg 2001 Ford E350 StarTrans Daytripper
224 2002 Ford E450
225-229 2003 Ford E450
230-234 2004 Ford E450
235-241 2005 Ford E450 239 is retired.
242-247 2006 Ford E450
248-253 Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky 251 253-a.jpg 2007 Ford E450
201 2009 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Retired

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