Across the tri-state, transit agencies work together to provide transportation to the region. Cincinnati's Metro, the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK), Clermont Transportation Connection (CTC) and the Butler County Regional Transit Authority (BCRTA) all hope to serve regular riders and introduce new bus riders to the benefits of using public transportation.
"We want new riders to know that there are public transportation options throughout Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky. Riding the bus doesn't require a huge lifestyle adjustment. The first step is to educate yourself – visit a website or make a call with questions," said Metro's CEO Terry Garcia Crews. "Now is the perfect time to try out a Park & Ride or other service. You'll save on gas and parking, and you'll be choosing a greener option that is better for the community."
Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 17 million rides per year. Metro provides fixed-route and paratransit services in Greater Cincinnati.
The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) is an integral part of the Northern Kentucky community, serving Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties as well as downtown Cincinnati for more than 30 years. Nearly 4 million passengers each year rely on the more than 100 TANK buses throughout the region to get them where they need to be. TANK is on the web at www.tankbus.org.
Clermont Transportation Connection (CTC) is the primary provider of public transportation in Clermont County. Founded in 1977 as CART (Clermont Area Rural Transit), CTC has continued to evolve and now offers three fixed routes in addition to its Dial-A-Ride services. Visit CTC online at ctc.clermontcountyohio.gov.
Butler County Regional Transit Authority (BCRTA) serves more than 165 trips per day, primarily through "on-demand" curb-to-curb and flexible fixed route shuttle services throughout Butler County. All of BCRTA vehicles are wheelchair lift-equipped and there are no added charges for wheelchair trips. Find out more at http://butlercountyrta.com/.