Calendar October 17 – 20, 2024

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Metro & TANK Offering Free Rides to BLINK

Metro and Tank will offer fare-free rides beginning at 6 p.m. on October 13-16. All rides on both transportation networks, including direct routes to BLINK, will be free. Direct routes to BLINK will be available via four Park and Ride locations. These Park and Ride locations will drop attendees off at the Riverfront Transit Center for both Metro and TANK. TANK will also offer service to the Covington Transit Center.

The four Park and Rides will be located at:

  • Cincinnati State
  • Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education
  • UC Digital Futures Building
  • Northern Kentucky University

Full Details for Metro

  • All Metro rides will operate fare-free after 6 p.m. all days of BLINK.
  • Anyone who registers a new Transit with EZ Fare account (through the Transit app) during the 4-day event or uses the Transit app during the day to purchase Metro fare is entered to win a raffle prize from Metro. 
  • All Transit users who use the app between Thurs. and Sun. – new and existing – to purchase Metro fare will be gifted a free Metro 24-hour pass through the app (gifted through the app, after the event on 10/17). 
  • Due to street closures, Govt. Sq. will close nightly at 6:15 p.m. Any customers waiting at Gov. Sq. at 6:15 will be shuttled to the Regional Transit Center. Government Square will re-open nightly at 12:30 a.m. (subject to streets re-opening). 
  • The Government Square information booth will be staffed from 5 p.m. - 1 a.m. nightly during the event.
  • Metro Customer Care Center (513-621-4455) will remain open until midnight nightly during the event.

Full Details for TANK

  • Beginning at 6 p.m. all TANK service – including direct bus service for BLINK- will be free of charge.
  • Park & Ride at Northern Kentucky University (Lots K, L, M).
  • TANK will have promotional giveaways, drawings, refreshments, and fun at NKU as people wait for their bus to leave. 
    • Service begins each night at NKU at 6 p.m. Last trip from NKU to Covington is at 9 p.m.
    • Bus makes no stops in between and goes straight to the Covington Transit Center.
    • Beginning at 9 p.m. each night, buses will ONLY travel from the Covington Transit Center and drop off at NKU (no pick-ups).
    • Buses will operate from the Covington Transit Center back to the park and ride for drop offs until 11 p.m. each night
    • Southbank Shuttle from the Covington Transit Center to the Riverfront Transit Center in Cincinnati for anyone wanting to experience BLINK on both sides of the river.
  • TANK staff will be on-hand at Northern Kentucky University, the Riverfront Transit Center and the Covington Transit Center to assist with information, wayfinding and general help. 
  • All local TANK service will operate as scheduled, with this exception-- Bus service in Cincinnati will be limited after 6 p.m. and will only operate to the Riverfront Transit Center after 6 p.m.  No “on street” service will be provided in Cincinnati by TANK after 6 p.m. for the duration of the BLINK event.