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Sit back, relax and let someone else deal with the traffic. Middle Tennessee offers many options for public transportation that are both convenient and economical. From city buses to neighborhood shuttles, here are the resources you will need to choose the best way to get to where you are going.

Below are a variety of links to information about public transit options, including fixed-route bus service, express buses, access ride services, shuttles and much more. Check this page regularly as more links will be added as they become available.

If you are aware of additional commuting links and resources that should be added to this page, please let us know. Send your suggestions and comments to TN.SmartCommute@tn.gov

FIXED-ROUTE BUSES

Statewide
Rural & Urban Transit Agencies
: find transit options in counties across the state

West Tennessee
MATA-Memphis
: on-line resource for the Memphis Area Transit Authority

Middle Tennessee
Nashville MTA: public transportation services in Nashville-Davidson County
MTA Bus Route Information: choose a MTA bus for your specific route
Rural & Urban Transit Agencies: find transit options in counties across the state
Murfreesboro Rover: bus service in Murfreesboro
Clarksville Transit System: bus service in Clarksville
Franklin Transit Authority: trolley service in Franklin

East Tennessee
Gatlinburg Mass Transit: online resource for the Gatlinburg area
Fun Time Trolley: online resource for trolley service in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville
Johnson City Transit System: on-line information on fixed-route services around Johnson City
Kingsport Area Transit System: on-line information on fixed-route services in the Kingsport area
Bristol TN Transit System: on-line information on fixed-route services in the Bristol area
Oak Ridge Public Transit: on-line information on fixed-route services in the Oak Ridge area
CARTA - Chattanooga: on-line resource for the Chattanooga area
KAT - Knoxville: on-line information for mass transit in the City of Knoxville

EXPRESS BUSES

Middle Tennessee
Express Bus Service (Relax & Ride): RTA service between downtown Nashville and outlying communities (Murfreesboro, Smyrna, LaVergne, Hendersonville, Gallatin, Springfield, Joelton, Pleasant View, Franklin, Brentwood, Clarksville and Spring Hill)

East Tennessee
KAT - Knoxville: on-line information for mass transit in the City of Knoxville

NON-FIXED ROUTE SYSTEMS

West Tennessee
Delta HRA: on-line resource for Fayette, Lauderdale, Tipton and non-urban Shelby counties
Northwest HRA: on-line resource for Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Henry, Lake, Obion, and Weakley counties
Southwest HRA: on-line resource for job access and reverse commute routes

Middle Tennessee
Middle Tennessee HRA: on-line resource for the Mid-Cumberland region
South Central HRA: on-line resource for South Central Tennessee
Upper Cumberland: -line resource for the Upper Cumberland Area Regional Transit System

East Tennessee
Southeast HRA: on-line resource for Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, and Sequatchie counties
East Tennessee HRA: on-line resource for Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne,
Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier and Union counties
First Tennessee HRA: on-line resource for Carter, Greene, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington Counties
Hancock County Rural Public Transit: on-line resource for Hancock County
Knox County Transit (CAC): non-fixed route service

ACCESSRIDE

West Tennessee
MATA-Memphis: on-line resource for the Memphis Area Transit Authority

Middle Tennessee
MTA Access Ride: specialized van services for persons with disabilities

East Tennessee
Care-A-Van: resource for residents and visitors unable to use fixed-route transit vehicles
KAT - The Lift: on-line information on mass transit for the City of Knoxville

COMMUTER TRAIN

Middle Tennessee
Music City Star: commuter train information

SHUTTLE SERVICES

West Tennessee
MATA - Memphis Downtown Trolley: on-line information on trolley routes and schedule
MATA - Special Event Shuttles: on-line resource for special event shuttle service.

Middle Tennessee
MTA Buslink: on-demand shuttle service in Green Hills-Belle Meade
Park It Downtown: Downtown Nashville Shuttles

East Tennessee
CARTA - Chattanooga Downtown Shuttles: on-line information for the downtown electric shuttle
KAT - UT Football Game Shuttles: on-line information for shuttle service to all UT home football games
KAT Trolleys: on-line resource for mass transit in the City of Knoxville
KAT - Late-line Trolleys: on-line information for late line service when UT is in session