More millennials are ditching cars in favor of bicycling or public transportation. In a time of remote offices and faster internet connections, the notion of abandoning car ownership outside of major metropolitan areas like New York, Chicago or Los Angeles is becoming more realistic.
Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) is taking note and doing what it can to make public transit a major player in economic development efforts for suburban employers trying to attract and retain talent by making jobs more accessible to everyone.
According to Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corp., the region’s main traffic arteries are more clogged than ever. Job seekers are looking for better solutions, and urban centers are adding streetcars and bikes to attract younger residents to their apartments and restaurants.
A group of Newport residents is looking to bring a spur of the Cincinnati Streetcar across the river as one more transit tool to drive economic development. TANK has vowed to follow where the Northern Kentucky community wants its public transportation system to go.
Nkythrives.com and tankbus.org have more information on public transportation developments.