Nashville's MTA provided more than 8 million trips last fiscal year, an increase of nearly 16% from the previous year.
Ridership has increased consistently over the past 12 months and continues to grow. Average ridership has jumped from 22,000 to 27,000 trips per day.
MTA officials cite ongoing service improvements, better marketing and the rising cost of fuel as the reasons for growth.
In the past three years, the MTA purchased 100 new buses, making the entire fleet ADA accessible.
In addition, the agency has begun replacing the more than 700 bus benches throughout the city.
To better serve its growing customer base, MTA revamped its system map, route schedules and Website.