TANK Endorses Gateway Urban Campus Project

The board of directors of the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) voted Jan. 11 to approve a resolution supporting the development of the proposed Gateway Community and Technical College Urban Campus in downtown Covington.

TANK cited the groups mission to assist in the economic development of the Northern Kentucky Region and campus endorsement by other civic and community organizations as factors in its resolution to support the project.

TANK is one of a growing list of Northern Kentucky organizations to support developing a Gateway campus in the urban core. Others include the city of Covington, Kenton County Fiscal Court, Covington Business Council, Covington Independent Public Schools, Covington Neighborhood Collaborative, Eastside Neighborhood Association, Licking Riverside Neighborhood Association, Kenton County Public Library, Southbank Partners, and Vision 2015.

The Urban Campus project also has been ranked as a top education priority by the Northern Kentucky Consensus Committee for the 2012 legislative session.

Gateway contracts with TANK to provide free bus service to Gateway students on all TANK routes as well as a shuttle service that links the colleges campuses.

We appreciate the resolution as an indication of our shared commitment to a strong regional economy and greater economic opportunity that access to postsecondary education provides, said Ed Hughes, Gateway president/CEO.

To read the resolution, visit the Urban Campus Project web page under Visitors and Community at www.gateway.kctcs.edu.