Management & Operations

Nashville MTA to provide free rides to state workers

Posted on October 12, 2006

State employees who live in the Nashville area and work downtown will soon be able to ride to work for free, under an agreement reached with the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA). The program, which began October 2, allows state employees to apply for a “Smart Card” they’ll use to ride MTA buses to and from work. “It’s good for the environment and it saves commuting expenses for state workers while helping the state with its growing need for parking spaces,” said Department of General Services Commissioner Gwendolyn S. Davis. The state will pay MTA $1.15 for each ride logged on the cards, which are free unless a replacement card is necessary. With public transportation available in all 95 Tennessee counties, the state could pursue similar agreements with public transportation agencies in other areas of the state.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Gannon appointed to permanent GM post for King County Metro

Gannon, 47, served as interim GM from March 2016 until now. He was Metro Deputy GM from 2013-2016, and Human Resources manager for the King County DOT from 2011-2013.

Fla.'s HART to develop autonomous circulator route

The project would be one of the first of its kind in the U.S. utilizing autonomous technology and has the potential to become a genuine problem solver, according to FDOT and HART.

CTA's 2017 budget includes no fare increases, service cuts for 8th year

Long-term deals on fuel and increased non-fare revenue have helped CTA cope with reduced funding from the state and a decline in ridership, which fell to just under 500 million in 2016.

SORTA to sell advertising to pay for bus benches

In a separate ordinance, the city agreed to stop removing currently illegal benches at some stops unless they are unsafe.

Future for connected cars is promising, obstacles remain: study

Obstacles include privacy and security concerns, to a lack of infrastructure and the need for a legislative framework.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment


Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close