Elsmere residents rally to bring bus service back to area after hardships and safety concerns

05/29/2014 07:33 PM

ELSMERE – After 13 years of no public bus service in the heart of their city, Elsmere residents are hopeful that buses will once again make stops near them.

Currently, the only bus stops in the city are on on Dixie Highway, which is up to two miles away for many of the cities residents.

Elsmere resident Serena Owen has collected more than 500 signatures on a petition that she presented to Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) officials requesting that they consider returning service to Elsmere.

The lack of bus service has caused hardships for many of the cities residents. It’s an economic issue for many who need transportation options for jobs. It’s a safety issue for others.

For instance, Owens‘ crusade is the result of a serious accident suffered by her husband last winter while he was trying to walk to the bus stop.

“He was walking in the street and when the cars came he tried to jump back onto the sidewalk to try to avoid the cars and he slipped and fell on the ice that was on the sidewalk. He slipped and fell and hit his head,” Owen said. “But, that’s him trying to access TANK bus service.”

Elsmere residents can keep track of the latest developments by liking the Friends of Elsmere Facebook page.

Don Weber

Don Weber is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers politics and education on Pure Politics, Kentucky’s only nightly program dedicated to state politics. Don is a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of Northern Kentucky University. He spent many years covering sports in the Northern Kentucky area before shifting primarily to politics. You can watch Don’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. If you have a story idea you can reach Don at donald.weber@charter.com.

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