What is TDM?

You might have heard the term “transportation demand management,” “traffic demand management,” or “travel demand management,” but they all go by the acronym TDM, and they all refer to the same thing: the application of strategies and policies to reduce travel demand, or to redistribute this demand in space or time.

Rather than increasing capacity (which we know now just increases demand in lock-step), transportation demand management aims to intelligently redistribute and reduce demand on existing transportation infrastructure using numerous strategies that lead to improved mobility, reduced congestion, and lower vehicle emissions. Some of these many strategies include:

  • Utilizing mass transit systems or bike/walk/rideshare to destinations
  • Creating or improving pedestrian-oriented pathways to incentivize locals to walk instead of drive
  • Building bicycle-available pathways including bike lanes and multi-use trails
  • Ensuring facilities are bike-friendly, including storage areas
  • Introducing congestion pricing on busy roads during peak hours
  • Facilitating the creation of workplace travel plans
  • Reallocating roadspaces, privileging buses and other multi-user transportation modes
  • Encouraging flex-time work schedules to reduce roadway demand at peak hours

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Existing TDM Organizations

Website: https://memphistn.gov/cms/one.aspx?portalId=11150816&pageId=11870934

Service Area: Memphis

Cyclists can now enjoy 60+ miles of city streets for on-road, shared roadway bike route tours. There are five “neighborhood” route tours and one longer “Memphis” route tour. These routes are intended for recreation as well as commuter use and link neighborhoods, commercial areas and many city attractions. Destinations include downtown, Memphis riverfront, city parks, museums, gardens, nature center and the Memphis zoo.

Services Provided:

Biking

TDM commute options

Address: 516 Tennessee St., Suite 223
Memphis, TN 38103
Website: commuteoptionsmemphis.com
Service Area: Memphis

Innovate Memphis is just kicking off its new Commute Options program locally. The group has been working on a strategic approach that focuses on behavior change, creates employer partnerships, and markets all modes collectively. The plan includes an initial baseline survey and an 18-month pilot with six local employers (four large, two small). Initial employer engagement efforts have focused on the Medical District Collaborative, City Hall, University of Memphis, and Southwest Tennessee Community College. The Commute Options program includes regional branding and marketing materials that are created for distribution at community and employer-based activities and will rely on the existing vanpool and ridematching services through Memphis Area Rideshare. Innovate Memphis is also looking to include and support strategies such as parking management and bike-sharing. Overall the Innovate Memphis model is to test ideas and concepts, tweak and customize them and set them up for success and then pass them to another organization to sustain, which means they could
look to Memphis Area Rideshare for a program transition in the future.

Serviced Provided:

Outreach

Parking Management

Bikesharing

TDM Support

Address: 915 Highway 51 South

Covington, TN 38019

Website: https://www.deltahra.org/

Service Area: Fayette, Lauderdale, Tipton, & Shelby counties

Delta HRA Transportation serves the geographical area of Fayette, Lauderdale, Tipton and non-urban Shelby counties. Delta operates Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Mission Statement of Delta Human Resource Agency is to promote the development of human resources in Tipton, Lauderdale and Fayette counties through effective and efficient delivery of human services. It is dedicated to ensure that the best use is made of resources available by networking and coordinating our services with other agencies in our area.

The Delta Human Resource Agency was created on December 18, 1989 and chartered as a not-for-profit agency on January 18, 1990. Our goal is to promote the development of human resources in the Delta District through effective and efficient delivery of human services. We have continued to serve the economically disadvantaged, elderly and handicapped persons in the counties of Tipton, Lauderdale and Fayette and in rural Shelby with the Rural Transportation program.

Our population has grown and so has the number of those needing assistance. We have a dedicated staff working together to improve others’ quality of life.

Delta HRA was created by state and local elected officials to serve the three counties of Tipton, Lauderdale and Fayette in accordance with provisions of the Tennessee Human Resource Agency Act of 1973 ad amended (Title 13, Chapter 26, Tennessee code annotated).

Delta HRA is funded through federal and state grants, local/city/county funding, donations, volunteers and United Way.

Services Provided:

Paratransit

Website: https://explorebikeshare.bcycle.com/Home

Service Area: Memphis

Bike Share is a revolution on two wheels.

By providing a network of bicycles that can be rented on-demand from stations located around the city, it changes everything about urban transportation. The process is easy: you go to a station, pick up a bike, and go. Then put it away at another station when you’re done.

That’s it. You can pay per ride, per day, per month, or even per year.

Bike share is for everyone wanting to get around Memphis, from commuters to shoppers to fitness-seekers to tourists. The bicycles are safe, simple, and sturdy and designed for users with a range of abilities.

Services Provided:

Bikesharing

Website: https://groove.rideamigos.com/#/

Service Area: Memphis

Groove is the one-stop source for all of your commuting needs.

Ridesharers in your area are saving money by carpooling. Log your active commute miles to track your progress. Bikes, bus, carpools and more … that can all save you time. Getting in the groove can also help you go green.

Match your Trip with Others (carpool and more): Save time, money and reduce your impact by finding fellow residents and employees taking similar trips to match a trip with. Simply set your origin and destination for a regular or one-time trip. Groove Memphis will match the user with others who have a similar travel plan. Users can search and view potential trip matches that are based upon a specific radius from the origin, destination and along the route. Once an original search has been entered, users are able to easily modify their search, save it for later, or go back and review their recent searches. Users should save and share trips as “favorites” so others can match with them.

Explore your Options: Groove Memphis will provide a range of travel options for a user’s trip and the impacts associated with each choice. This will help the user to make an informed decision about their trip.

Track your Impact: Users may track their trip choices to see the impact on their costs and local environment, receive rewards, and compete with fellow residents and employees in your area. By tracking travel choices in a diary, users will receive digital badges that can be shared on social media for actions such as “first alternative trip logged” or “first bicycle trip.” Top performers for each travel mode will also be displayed on a digital leaderboard. Tracking trips may also enter a user in a contest or campaign.

Services Provided:

Ridesharing

Carpooling

Bikesharing

Address: 38 Eutah St, Jackson, TN 38301

Website: http://www.ridejta.com/

Service Area: City of Jackson

Jackson Transit Authority’s “The Lift” is a origin to destination, ADA service for the mobility impaired in the city of Jackson. “The Lift” service area is the corporate city limits of Jackson. JTA provides this service in addition to its regular bus service. Reservations are required for “The Lift” and must be made a day in advance.

The LIFT” is a small bus with regular seats, wheelchair stations, and a wheelchair lift. This bus is specifically designed to be mobile in residential areas so as to pick-up and drop-off passengers at their residences with ease. location

“THE LIFT” is available to persons unable to use JTA’s regular bus service due to mobility limitations. An application that includes medical certification is required. This application will take about three weeks to process. Eligibility criteria and applications are available at the JTA office: 38 Eutah Street, Jackson or via mail by calling 423-0200 . JTA also provides TTY service at 423-0204.

Services Provided:

Destination Pickup

TDM memphis area ride share

Address: 814 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38105
Website: shelbytnhealth.com/163/Memphis-AreaRideshare-Program
Service Area: Memphis

Memphis Area Rideshare is the local TDM program run by the Shelby County Department of Health’s Air Quality Improvement Division. It operates under two CMAQ funded applications – the rideshare grant, which includes the vanpool and Emergency Ride Home programs, and the outreach and education grant that funds the paid advertising and community outreach efforts. Shelby County has a contract in place with vRide to operate the Memphis Area Rideshare vanpool program. The agreement provides $193,500 annually to vRide for turn-key vanpool operations, which includes a 40% subsidy for the cost of the vans. There are 28 vans in operation with approximately 200 riders. All of the current vanpool participants are federal employees receiving the transit benefit program, which subsidizes the remaining portion of their monthly vanpool cost making it free to participate. vRide provides the ERH program directly to vanpool participants and Memphis Area Rideshare maintains a separate in-house ERH program for all other modes serving their internal database of 163 commuter participants. The outreach and education efforts include a paid advertising campaign that includes commercials on Comcast (radio and television), WKNO (radio and television), iHeart radio and AM990. There are 5-6 Memphis Area Rideshare commercials on 20 channels. Additional print ads include Jabberblabber, the Memphis Flyer, MATA bus wraps, and gas toppers at local gas stations. Memphis Area Rideshare’s outreach efforts include attendance at regular events and health fairs hosted by the Health Department.

Services Provided:

Vanpool

Outreach & Education

Emergency Ride Home

Address: Southwest Human Resource Agency P.O. Box 264 • Henderson, TN 38340

Website: https://swhra.org/services

Service Area: Chester, Decatur, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, McNairy and Madison counties

The Rural Public Transportation system is designed to benefit the entire community including elderly, preschoolers, dialysis patients, and disabled. Vital transportation services are provided to the rural areas of Southwest Tennessee, linking these residents to doctors, grocery stores, employment, senior citizen centers, and recreation. Medical trips are provided to Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville. For more information, e-mail [email protected]

ALL trips and stops must be scheduled at least 48 hours PRIOR to the day of your trip, by calling: 1-800-372-6013 or 731-989-0267.

Please have the following information available when call:

Your name

Date of birth

Phone number where you can be reached

The date and time of your trip

Name and address of your destination

Services Provided:

Local Daily Transport

Contracted Senior Citizen Center Routes

Trips to other regions on West Tennessee

TennCare Transportation

Address: 200 Legion Street Clarksville, TN. 37040

Website: https://tn-clarksville.civicplus.com/338/Clarksville-Transit-System

Service Area: Clarksville

PUBLIC TRANSIT: The mission of the Clarksville Transit System is to plan, implement, maintain and manage a public transportation system that allows for maximum mobility for the community with an emphasis on safety, quality and efficiency.

All buses leave the Transit Center, located at 200 Legion Street, at approximately the same time and travel to the outer reaches of the city. The buses then return to the Transit Center at approximately the same time, enabling passengers to transfer from one route to another route to reach their final destination. Additionally, there are transfer points along each route for quicker transport.

PARATRANSIT:  The lift is a service for qualified disabled and elderly passengers. To qualify for this service you must complete an application and return it to the Transit Office. If under 70 years of age and not residing in an assisted living facility, you must call to schedule an appointment for an interview. After being approved by CTS, passengers must call the day before your trip by phone at 931-553-2470 before 4:30 p.m. to reserve your appointment. The cost for this service is $2.50 per ride.

For any questions regarding this service please call 931-553-2470. To access the Telecommunications device for the hearing impaired (TDD) please call 931-645-0160.

Services Provided:

Public Transit

Fixed Routes

Paratransit

Website: https://www.droverrideshare.com/drive-drover

Service Area: Middle Tennessee

Drover is the environmentally-green chauffeur who drives people from one experience to another.

Drover’s dream is to create a fun, positive, and encouraging environment where people can travel seamlessly from one place to another in an eco-friendly manner to move the world. At Drover Rideshare, this dream becomes a reality! They want to serve as an eco-friendly rideshare in Nashville that offers safe rides.

Their vision is real time moving of people to lower transport cost and fuel usage powered by a Drover using green-technology. Drover’s mission is to provide an environmentally safe mode of travel to move the world one drove experience at a time.

Drover will donate 2% of every single ride fare (24/7) to Tennessee-based charities chosen by the Drover (driver) every month. A list of 20 local and Tennessee based charities will be sent out every month for the driver to choose from. Plus, the 2% will come from Drover’s split of every fare — so all drivers will still get a full 70% split of fares. Consider it like a 70/28/2 split, where drivers get 70%, Drover gets 28%, and charities get 2%.

Services Provided:

Ridesharing

Address: Franklin Transit 708 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN 37064

Website: https://franklintransit.org/

Service Area: City of Franklin

Franklin Transit Authority provides public transit services to the city of Franklin, Tennessee.

All Veterans and active military personnel are welcome to ride the Franklin Transit Fixed Routes for Free. When boarding the transit vehicles, individuals need to show the transit driver their military ID card. For your convenience, you can buy books of tickets at the Downtown Transit Center located at 708 Columbia Avenue. Ticket books can also be purchased online.

The Franklin Transit system offers Flexible Deviation pickup/dropoff service on the fixed routes for ADA and Medicare customers within ¾ miles of the published fixed route. Reservations are required to be made the previous service day (615-628-0260). Maximum of two deviations per hour per route.

The fare of a flexible deviation trip is fifty centers (.50) ADA. Medicare charge plus additional fifty centers (.50) for the reserved pickup, for a total fare of one dollar ($1.00).

Services Provided:

Public Transit

Fixed Routes

Flexible Deviation Pickup/Dropoff

TDM Hytch

Address: 1622 Church Street
Nashville TN 37203
Website: hytch.me
Service Area: Middle Tennessee

Hytch is a new mobile app service launched by a local entrepreneur with development support provided through CMAQ funds. The Hytch app is designed to connect neighbors, friends, and
coworkers and is currently available for Apple and Android devices. Commuters will be matched with people and see a suggested rate to share the cost of the trip. Hytch will earn a transaction fee from each ride that is coordinated directly through the app. Commuters will also be able to give rides for free, in which case Hytch will not earn a fee. The app will track trips that are booked and can report data like trip reductions, cost and emissions savings.

Services Provided:

Carpool Rewards System

Address: 833 9th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203

Website: https://joyrideus.com/

Service Area: Nashville

Joyride provides transportation in high density areas such as downtowns & college campuses within a 1-3 mile radius where it’s “too far to walk but too close to drive”.

We are the largest gas-powered, low-speed vehicle company in the U.S. and our vehicles meet all the FMVSS & NHTSA standards. Our drivers are trained, certified & fully background checked and put safety as their number one priority at all times. In addition to transportation we also offer a wide variety of custom tours such as sightseeing, brewery & campus tours, and much more!

Services Provided:

Ridesharing

Address: Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency, 1101 Kermit Drive, Suite 300, Nashville, TN 37217

Website: http://www.mchra.com/public-transit

Service Area: Mid-Cumberland Region of Tennessee

Mid-Cumberland Public Transit is a curb-to-curb rural transportation system with flexible schedules to meet the needs of its passengers.

Rides are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to medical appointments. While we request advance notice, it is not required. Please be assured your personal information will remain confidential.

We are a general public provider, equal-opportunity employer, and serve all 12 Middle Tennessee counties. As a non-profit, tax-exempt organization, all donations are tax-deductible.

The Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency is committed to providing equal access and opportunity to qualified individuals with disabilities in all programs, services, and activities. In some cases, individuals with disabilities may need reasonable modifications to policies and procedures to ensure access to transit services. Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency will provide reasonable modifications, as necessary, to afford equal access to programs for persons with disabilities. Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency will take appropriate steps to ensure that persons with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate.

Mid-Cumberland Public Transit receives funding in part from the Tennessee Department of Transportation, Section 5311, Title III-B of the Older Americans Act (distributed through the Greater Nashville Regional Council), support from local counties and cities, other purchase-of-service contracts, and fares.

Services Provided:

Paratransit

Address: 430 Myatt Drive ~ Nashville, TN 37115

Website: https://www.rtarelaxandride.com/Middle-TN-RTA-fares.asp

Service Area: Middle Tennessee

Commuter train connecting Nashville-Davidson County and Wilson County with stops in Martha, Mt. Juliet, Hermitage, Donelson, Lebanon, and downtown Nashville​.

Stations:

Riverfront Station

Hermitage Station

Martha Station

Donelson Station

Mt. Juliet Station

Hamilton Springs

Lebanon Station

The RTA Music City Star operates weekdays, regardless of weather conditions and does not operate regular weekly service on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

You can purchase Monthly Passes and 10-Ride Tickets online at the WeGo Public Transit website. Reduced Fare (1-Ride) Tickets may be purchased at WeGo Central, Riverfront Station, Mt. Juliet City Hall and Lebanon City Hall. If you have questions, or do not receive your items within a reasonable amount of time, please contact Customer Care at 615-862-5950 or email [email protected].

Services Provided:

Public Transit

Website: http://www.mychauffeurtn.com/mykidz-chauffeur-carpool-services.php

Service Area: Nashville

We help transport children to and from after school programs that they may not have been able to attend due to challenges with commute or parent schedule conflicts. We know that children who spend time in after-school program enrichment activities earn better grades in school, have quality work habits and learn interpersonal skills that lead to better peer relationships. Our mission is to allow them and the parents easy access to our programs!

Count on MyKidz Chauffeur a division of My Chauffeur of Nashville Tennessee Inc. to provide safe and cost-effective transportation for all your students transportation needs including: After school, sports activities, and extended school-run trips, tutoring services.

Services Provided:

Direct-to-Home Schoolpooling

Address: 206 Capitol Boulevard Nashville, TN 37219

Website: https://nashville.bcycle.com/

Service Area: Nashville

Nashville B-cycle is a bike share that allows you to check out bikes for an hour at a time. Ride them throughout Nashville and its beautiful greenways!

Nashville BCycle (pronounced bee-cycle) is a bike share service that aims to promote public health by providing fun, affordable, environmentally-friendly means of exercise and transportation.

Made possible with initial funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this public-private partnership began with the Metro Nashville Health Department, the Mayor’s Office, and the Nashville Downtown Partnership whose core purpose is to make Nashville a compelling urban center to LIVE, WORK, PLAY & INVEST.

Services Provided: 

Bikesharing

nashville connector

Address: 800 Second Avenue South, P.O. Box 196300 / Nashville, TN 37219-6300

Website: https://nashconnector.org/

Service Area: Nashville

We are the one-stop shop for all your commute options. As Davidson County’s first transportation demand management program, Nashville Connector aims to educate residents about all of our transportation options.

Nashville is no longer a “15-minute drive” town, and getting around the city can be challenging. Regain flexibility and freedom during your commute. When it comes to giving transportation options a try, you might just need a nudge.

That’s where Nashville Connector comes in.

Commuting smarter starts with you. A variety of transportation options are currently available to Nashville employees to help make your commute simpler and more efficient.

Services Provided:

Commute Options Information

Travel Training Lunch n’ Learns

Free Strategic Commute Analysis for Employers

Free Bike Rack Installation for Businesses

TDM Consultation on New Developments

TDM MTA RTA

Address: 430 Myatt Drive
Nashville, TN 37115
Websites: nashvillemta.org| rtarelaxandride.com
Service Area: Middle Tennessee

In the past, RTA operated carpool and vanpool initiatives and proactively promoted TDM
programming. However, with leadership changes over time, they have become less engaged in regional TDM efforts. With their regional vanpool program under The TMA Group’s management
(through a contractual agreement), RTA staff does not see itself as the active leader in traditional TDM efforts and defers most inquiries to The TMA Group; however, there are still activities occurring within MTA/RTA that are CMAQ-funded TDM initiatives and should be looked at as part of the regional effort
to promote commute alternatives. These include an existing Trapeze RidePro database (separate
from The TMA Group’s database) for carpool / vanpool / transit matching that is maintained and purged annually. They also have an Emergency Ride Home program. MTA/RTA also manages the EZRide program that provides employers with transit passes and includes partnerships with the State, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Lipscomb University, Metro Government, LP Building Products, and Asurion, among others. The EZRide program supports employer-based transit pre-tax
and subsidy programs.

Services Provided: 

EZRide

Vanpool

Emergency Ride Home

Address: City of Murfreesboro

111 West Vine Street

Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Website: http://www.murfreesborotn.gov/248/Public-Transit—Rover-Bus-System

Service Area: Murfreesboro

The City of Murfreesboro Transportation Department is responsible for the administration and operation of public transportation service (Rover) within the City of Murfreesboro. It also works with and / or assists other regional providers with mobility issues. All routes originate and transfer at the Rover Transit Center at the northeast corner of Walnut and Burton. Rover currently offers seven routes in the City of Murfreesboro.

Rover buses run Monday through Friday, five days a week, from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Wait for the bus at the bus stop or anywhere along the route and flag down the driver as we make “courtesy stops”. Rover bus drivers try very hard to stay on schedule, so arrive at your stop a few minutes early. Check to be sure you are getting on the right bus before you board. Each bus shows its destination and route number above the front windshield.

Every Rover bus has a bike rack

Every Rover bus is wheelchair-accessible

Service Provided:

Public Transit

Fixed Routes

Address: SCATS

101 Sam Watkins Blvd.

Mt. Pleasant, TN 38474

Website: http://muletowntrolley.org/

Service Area: Maury County Area

The Mule Town Trolley Service connects people in the Maury Co. Area by providing public transportation services. The service is managed and operated by South Central TN Development District.

The Mule Town Trolley Service operates Monday through Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Office hours are from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Weekdays. The Mule Town Trolley Service does NOT operate on Sundays or the following holidays:

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Martin Luther King Day (3rd Monday in January)

Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)

Independance Day (July 4th)

Labor Day (First Monday of September)

Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday of November)

Christmas Eve Day (December 24th)

Christmas Day (December 25th)

Mule Town Trolley operates a Deviated Route Service for the cities of Mount Pleasant, Columbia and Spring Hill. This is how Deviated Route Service works:

If, for any reason, you are unable to get to the designated Trolley bus stop, or if you need to go somewhere off the regular scheduled route, the trolley may be able to come to you. Deviated Route Service is offered to anyone within 3/4 mile radius of the regular scheduled route.

Services Provided:

Public Transit

Fixed Routes

Deviated Route Service

Website: http://www.sctddtransit.org/index.html

Service Area: Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Moore, Perry, and Wayne counties

SCTDD Transportation contracts with transit agencies in each of the 13 counties within our district. Transportation service is provided to everyone based on nondiscrimination practices. Our vehicles meet ADA requirements. Our Job Access grant provides transportation to persons meeting income guidelines. Transportation is provided for adults to and from their home and workplace, including their children to daycare if necessary. Most counties also have a contract with TennCare and Families First to transport their clients to their pre-approved destination. We promote a drug free workplace. Drivers are adequately trained on a wide variety of topics to prepare them for their job duties. Safety is very important.

Services Provided:

Paratransit

TDM TMA

Address: 708 Columbia Avenue
Franklin, TN 37064
Website: tmagroup.org
Service Area: Middle Tennessee

The TMA Group primarily focuses on vanpools – operating a regional vanpool program on behalf of RTA and Williamson County known as VanStar. The program has 60 vans with approximately 600 riders and is focused on growth given a separate CMAQ grant that provides funding for 60 additional vans. The TMA Group utilizes the RidePro ridematching system from Trapeze but only for maintaining commuter records related to vanpooling and to fulfill specific vanpool reporting functions (the carpool matching function is not utilized). There are approximately 2,000 commuters in the database who have expressed interest in ridesharing. The TMA Group also offers an Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program for their vanpool participants. The majority (if not all) of the vanpool riders are federal employees due to the commuter benefits program that subsidizes vanpool fares (with the average VanStar cost at $90, this means a 100% subsidy for participants). Overall, in addition to the vanpool focus, TMA Group’s efforts also appear to be very focused on Franklin/Cool Springs and Williamson County. They have vans that travel into Nashville but the limited employer and community engagement efforts they conduct are very localized. TMA also works on other initiatives including managing The Franklin Transit Authority (FTA), the Clean Air Partnerships of Williamson and
Rutherford County, and bike share for Franklin/Cool Springs. These initiatives receive separate funding (this includes both CMAQ TDM and other categories and non-CMAQ sources) and each program/service operates independently within TMA.

Services Provided:

Vanpool

Schoolpool

Emergency Ride Home

Address: 586 South Jefferson Ave.

Cookeville, TN 38501

Website: http://www.uchra.com/transportation.html

Service Area: Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Van Buren, Warren, and White counties

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency’s Public Transit System provides public transportation to rural residents of all ages. UCHRA was established by the Tennessee General Assembly in 1973 to be the delivery system for human resources in the fourteen counties of the region. The programs operated by UCHRA initially included job training and transportation. During ensuing years, the UCHRA has expanded to supply a wide range of services that use a combination of funds from federal, state and local organizations.

UCHRA gives first priority to elderly, handicapped and economically disadvantaged with medical needs while providing deviated fixed route and demand-response service.  It is funded by the Federal Transit Administration, TN Dept. of Transportation, local human service contracts, fares, local revenues, and in-kind contributions.

Services Provided:

Public Transit

Scheduling Rides

Paratransit

Address: 708 Columbia Avenue Franklin, TN 37064

Website: https://vanstar.com/

Service Area: Middle Tennessee

Vanpool is a regional transportation solution RTA offers to help Middle Tennesseans lower their commute costs and extend the life of their personal vehicles.

VanStar, RTA’s vanpool provider, manages a fleet of vans, at the ready, to take your friends, co-workers and neighbors from home to work at specific times of day. Vans can carry anywhere from seven to 15 people to their final destination. If you’re concerned about being left behind or have an emergency come up, participants are automatically enrolled in a Guaranteed Ride Home program to make sure you get home when life gets in the way.

VanStar offers full insurance and maintenance on their vans to lessen your concerns. With Park & Ride lots throughout the region, cut down on everyone’s costs by having them meet you at a central location. As a vanpool driver, we ask you keep simple records and your commute is FREE.

Connect with fellow drivers who have expressed an interest in vanpooling. A minimum of 7 participants are needed to start up a vanpool. Participants decide the vanpool start time, pickup and drop off locations, and departure time. VanStar staff manages the vanpool by providing the vehicle, insurance, maintenance, emergency ride home, and a discounted fuel program.

Services Provided:

Vanpooling

Address: 430 Myatt Drive

Nashville, TN 37115

Website: https://www.nashvillemta.org/Nashville-MTA-homepage.asp

Service Area: Nashville

Whether you are a resident of or a visitor to Music City, thank you for considering riding or already utilizing our transit system. Nashville MTA offers more than 46 bus routes and related services that connect to all major corridors, businesses and tourist attractions.  Adult fare is $1.70; Senior Citizen (65+) fare is $0.85: Youth (19 & Under) fare is $1.00 (ID may be requested for either of these fares); and Children (4 & Under) ride free.  Also, please take advantage of MTA’s FREE Music City Circuit with three easy-to-access routes.  Visit NashvilleMTA.org for details about all our services.

Services Provided:

Public Transit

Fixed Routes

Paratransit

Address: 1321 Weaver Pike

Bristol, TN 37620

Website: https://www.bristoltn.org/142/Transit

Service Area: City of Bristol

The Bristol Tennessee Transit offers fixed route service from 6:15 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on holidays observed by the city. The Bristol Tennessee Transit also provides Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) service and Job Access service.

Bristol transit buses will deviate from the bus route within 3/4 mile of the fixed-route service. Request a deviation for a drop-off when you board the bus. For a route deviation pick-up, we request reservations for next day service or the ride will be subject to availability. To schedule a route deviation pick-up, contact Bristol Tennessee Transit at 423-989-5586.

Services Provided:

Public Transit

Fixed Routes

Paratransit

Address: 1617 Wilcox Boulevard, Chattanooga, TN 37406

Website: http://www.carta-bus.org/

Service Area: Chattanooga

PUBLIC TRANSIT: The Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) is the public transit system in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Our mission is to provide a cost effective, efficient and safe multimodal transit system for the citizens, visitors and businesses of the City of Chattanooga, Hamilton County and the surrounding areas. The CARTA has provided safe, dependable and efficient transportation service to our community for over 40 years! Unlike many other public transit systems, the CARTA is more than just bus service. In addition to providing traditional fixed route public transportation, the CARTA Care-a-van provides specialized transportation for the disabled. The CARTA operates the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, the steepest passenger railway in the world. CARTA initiated the downtown parking system that includes three parking garages with convenient access to our shuttle system, on street metered parking, and parking lots; initiated the Downtown Electric Shuttle system that has one of the largest fleet of electric buses in the United States; and recently took over the city of Chattanooga’s parking operations. Soon, the CARTA in cooperation with the city of Chattanooga’s bicycle program, will manage some 30 bicycle rental stations throughout the urban area. The CARTA carries over three million passengers annually and our funding sources include the city of Chattanooga and Hamilton County governments, state and federal governments, bus fares, revenue from the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, and revenue from the parking operations.

Besides operating one of the country’s largest electric vehicle fleets, the CARTA has been involved in numerous research projects including the testing of tires for minimizing rolling resistance, solar panels on the buses, gas turbines, alternative battery chemistries, inductive charging, hydrogen auxiliary power units, and consulting for national and international governments interested in electric bus technology.

PARATRANSIT: CARTA Care-A-Van service is available to residents and visitors in CARTA’s service area who due to injury, illness or functional incapacity of a temporary or permanent nature, are unable to use CARTA’s fixed route transit vehicles. Care-A-Van service requires an application and physician’s statement to verify eligibility in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Care-A-Van operates daily with special schedules on holidays. In order to accommodate as many riders as possible, advance notice is requested for scheduling Care-A-Van trips. Reservations are accepted on a next-day basis. However, Care-A-Van makes every effort to accommodate “on-demand” trips.

Services Provided:

Public Transit

Fixed Routes

Paratransit

Free Shuttle

Student Transit

Address: 165 Edwards Street | Cleveland, TN 37312

Website:  https://rideclevelandtransit.org/

Service Area: Cleveland

Cleveland Urban Area Transit System (CUATS) is operated by the Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency (SETHRA).

CUATS operates Monday through Friday.

Office Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Bus Hours: 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Buses do not operate on Saturdays or Sundays, New Years Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.

Demand Response Service is available to citizens who cannot access the fixed route system for:

Medical Conditions Prohibiting Access

Destination is Not Available on the Fixed Route System

Reservations can be made Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM-4:30PM, after hours can be left on voicemail and will be scheduled the next business day. Same day service will be provided upon request based on availability.

Services Provided:

Public Transit

Fixed Routes

Paratransit

Address: Participating Enterprises

Website: https://www.enterprise.com/en/commute.html

Service Area: National

As a leader in transportation solutions, Enterprise is committed to finding better ways to get people where they need to go. That’s why they’ve reimagined the daily commute, making it easy for companies and commuters to share a ride to work.

Commute with Enterprise connect coworkers who live near each other and supply the recent-model SUV, van or crossover of their choice. Everyone benefits from more savings and a more enjoyable commute.

When riding together, commuters share the costs. This saves money by reducing fuel expenses, insurance premiums and wear and tear on personal vehicles. Government or employer subsidies in addition to tax benefits may lower costs even further for both companies and commuters.

Because many commuters take turns driving, everyone gets back time in their day. And you can use that time however you like, chatting with coworkers, catching up on emails or recharging with a power nap.

Sharing a ride to work helps achieve a more sustainable future. When people Commute with Enterprise, they can significantly reduce their carbon footprint, the number of cars on the road and their impact on the earth.

Commute with Enterprise works with companies and commuters to provide carpooling services.

Services Provided: 

Carpooling

Vanpooling

Address: 9111 Cross Park Drive, Suite D-100  ·  Knoxville, TN 37923

Website: http://www.ethrapublictransit.org/

Service Area: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier and Union counties

ETHRA’s mission is to help people improve their quality of life and maintain their independence.

As a public, non-profit agency, ETHRA has operated transportation programs since the mid 1970s. Approximately 100 vehicles are now on the road every day helping individuals access community and health services. Drivers travel throughout the region and clock over three million miles a year. Public and medical transportation are essential to help thriving, active communities.

ETHRA is one of nine HRAs organized under The Tennessee Human Resource Agency Act of 1973. The Agency is locally governed and works in partnership with communities, local officials, government programs and businesses. Corporate offices are headquartered in Knox County with satellite offices throughout the region. Approximately 400 staff work throughout the region.

Services Provided:

Public Transit

Scheduled Rides

Address: P.O. Box 1350

Pigeon Forge, TN 37868

Website: http://www.cityofpigeonforge.com/trolley.aspx

Service Area: Pigeon Forge & Sevierville

The Pigeon Forge and Sevierville Trolley System were established to bring mass transit to the two cities for the purpose of helping to keep the Smoky Mountain air clean for locals and visitors alike. It is probably the best way to see the sites of the area so that you do not have to pay attention to traffic and can just focus on looking for the fun. Our motto is, “Park your cares and ride with the bears!”

Currently there are 6 routes, North Parkway, South Parkway, Dollywood, Dolly’s Splash Country, Gatlinburg Welcome Center and Wears Valley Road. All of our routes originate and end at the Trolley Station. The station is located in the Old Mill District on Old Mill Drive. Just turn at traffic light #7 and look for the parking lot with all the Trolleys.

If the parking lot is full you can also park at the new Municipal Parking Lot located on Teaster Lane. Currently the parking is free and the transportation to Patriot Park is also free.

Services Provided:

Fixed Routes

Public Transit

Address: 88 River Road, Suite 101

Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Website: https://www.gatlinburgtrolley.org/home

Service Area: Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg’s trolley system is the fifth largest mass transit system in the state of Tennessee. The trolley system was established in 1980 with a fleet of only six trolleys. Gatlinburg now has 20 trolleys servicing approximately 50 miles in and around Gatlinburg and surrounding areas. Thanks to a grant previously received, you can view the locations and approximate arrival times at numerous trolley shelters through a global positioning system.

Visitors can pick up free trolley maps at each of the Gatlinburg Welcome Centers. Park your car and hop aboard the Gatlinburg Trolley (all but Tan and Pink routes) unlimited times for only $2.00 per day! The Trolley Pass is available at numerous participating Gatlinburg lodging facilities, Gatlinburg City Hall, as well as the two Gatlinburg Welcome Centers, noted on the front of this schedule/map.

Gatlinburg Mass Transit strives to be ADA and Title VI Compliant. All vehicles within the Transit Fleet are ADA equipped.

The Gatlinburg Mass Transit System receives funding from the Federal Transit Administration, the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the City of Gatlinburg, and through trolley fares. Funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 were also invested in the system.

Services Provided:

Public Transit

Fixed Routes

greentrips

Address: 1250 Market Street Suite 2000, Development Resource Center, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Website: greentripscha.org

Service Area: Chattanooga

Chattanooga’s GreenTrips program has been in operation for three years and is the result of a coordinated effort that engaged community stakeholders to serve on an advisory committee directing the program design and launch process. Housed within the Regional Planning Agency (RPA), GreenTrips is run by two outreach team members that are working with 25 local employers with key activities including: maintaining an online ridematching and rewards system; hosting an annual employer challenge event; promoting all non-SOV modes including carpooling, vanpooling, biking, walking and transit through marketing and outreach; and actively engaging in community outreach efforts. The employer partner list includes large employers like Unum, Amazon, UT-Chattanooga and Blue Cross Blue Shield, along with a handful of smaller organizations. The rideshare database (RideShark) includes approximately 1,500 commuters with 250 reporting commute data on a monthly basis.

Overall, the program appears to be well-planned and executed and includes many of the elements you would expect to see in a regional TDM effort. As the youngest of the existing TDM programs in the state, it appears to be the strongest in outreach and commuter/employer participation.

Services Provided:

Outreach

Promotion

Ridematching

Address: 137 West Market Street, Johnson City, TN 37604

Website: https://www.johnsoncitytransit.org/

Service Area: Johnson City

Johnson City Transit is a transit service around Johnson City. There are currently 14 routes in service and have different tiers of fare rates. Including a special reduced rate for disabled, students, kids under five and more.

JCT’s fixed route buses have bicycle racks on the front of the bus, onto which you may load your bicycle. JCT will transport all wheelchairs and occupants if the lift and the vehicle can physically accomodate them, unless doing so is inconsistent with legitimate safety requirements.

The majority of JCT’s fixed route buses are low-floor and are equipped with ramps. Patrons using wheelchairs should board these buses by driving their wheelchair “face forward” onto the bus ramp.

JCT requires a passenger age six or under to be accompanied by a companion who is age twelve or older.

Walkers with seats and light-weight transport chairs are not designed by their manufacturers to serve as wheelchairs and are not safe for a passenger to sit on during a ride on a public transit vehicle.

Paratransit and scheduling services are also offered by JCT.

Services Provided:

Public Transit

Fixed Routes

Paratransit

Address: 900 East Main Street

Kingsport, TN 37660

Website: https://kingsporttransit.org/

Service Area: City of Kingsport

The Kingsport Area Transit Service, which has been operating since 1995, provides 6 fixed bus routes on a pulse system throughout the city of Kingsport. These routes are vital in helping individuals maintain or gain self-sufficiency by taking passengers to various places such as grocery stores, doctor’s appointments, work, and various other desired locations. Service has tripled in ridership growth since its initial year, and it has continuously altered bus routes to provide a better and more efficient service to new and growing areas of Kingsport.  The Dial-A-Ride ADA/65/Job Assist van system is a demand response curb to curb transportation service provided to individuals who cannot use the fixed route bus system for various substantial reasons. The KATS bus and van service is a valuable asset to this community and we are encouraged by its progress and growth.  These services are provided to residents of the city of Kingsport with a population of over 53,000. In the future, we hope to extend public transit services. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:30 am-5:30 pm.

Services Provided:

Public Transit

Fixed Routes

Paratransit

Address: 2247 Western Avenue | Knoxville, TN 37921

Website: https://www.knoxcac.org/newweb/programs-services/knox-county-cac-transit

Service Area: Knox County

Summary:

Mission Statement: To increase access to community resources and services for Knoxville-Knox County residents who have no other means of transportation by providing safe, reasonably comfortable transportation.

Knox County CAC Transit provides accessible, demand response public transportation services to the residents of Knox County who live within Knox County outside of the City of Knoxville, to those individuals who live within the City of Knoxville outside the KAT service area, and to those city residents who are not served by the KAT fixed route system, including those who live too far from a bus stop or who’s destination is not within the KAT service area.

Transportation is provided to medical appointments, grocery shopping and other essential errands.

Transportation is provided to employment and training 24/7, however, funding is limited.

Lift-equipped vehicles available.

Rides must be scheduled by no later than 11:00 a.m. the day before your appointment. Office hours for scheduling are Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

TRANSPORTATION FARES

One-way Trips…………………………$2.00 (Passengers of agencies who contract with Knox County CAC Transit do not pay fares.)

Services Provided: 

Public Transit

Paratransit

Address: 301 Church Avenue,

Knoxville, TN 37915

Website: https://www.katbus.com/

Service Area: Knoxville

PUBLIC TRANSIT: Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) is the City of Knoxville’s public transportation system, operating buses, trolleys and paratransit service across the city. Our team carries around 3 million passengers each year. Our 23 fixed routes and three trolley lines reach over 80% of the City of Knoxville’s entire population within half a mile.

We are happy to welcome everyone aboard our system, regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender or sexual orientation.

PARATRANSIT: KAT offers paratransit service for those who are unable to use regular fixed-route buses. The LIFT, a door-to-door service, is provided by reservation only, and passengers must be certified by KAT to use the service. All LIFT passengers must re-apply every two years in order to keep their certification current. The LIFT handbook (PDF) contains detailed information on using the service. Anyone wishing to apply for LIFT certification should read the handbook prior to filling out the application (PDF).

Services Provided:

Fixed Routes

Free Trolley

Paratransit

Website: http://www.lamtpo.com/

Service Area: Morristown, Jefferson City, White Pine, and Hamblen and Jefferson counties

The Lakeway Area Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (LAMTPO) operates as the regional transportation planning and coordinating agency for portions of the urbanized areas in Morristown, Jefferson City, White Pine, and Hamblen and Jefferson Counties. The United States Census Bureau designated these areas as urbanized in May 2002. They currently have to forms of transit.

First, the Lakeway Transit will be the first Fixed Route System to operate in the Lakeway Area. The first routes will be within Morristown, and it is anticipated to start in December 2019.

Second, the East Tennessee Human Resource Agency (ETHRA) provides the only federally funded public Transportation within the LAMTPO region. ETHRA Public Transit provides door to door, non-emergency transportation service including accessibility to persons with disabilities. Anyone can ride with ETHRA, however children need adult supervision in order to ride on the ETHRA vehicles.

Services Provided:

Public Transit

Fixed Routes

Paratransit

Address: 704 Rolling Hills Drive

Johnson City, TN 37604

Website: nettrans.org

Service Area: Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington Counties

Northeast Tennessee Rural Public Transit (NET Trans) is a transit service for Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington Counties (operated by First Tennessee Human Resource Agency (FTHRA))

Anyone can ride! NET Trans is your link for rural public transit.  Service includes door to door, non-emergency transportation to anyone requesting a ride.  Our fleet is equipped with wheelchair lifts and able to serve our customers with disabilities.

Public rides are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.  We provide service in Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington counties.  We request a 24 hour notice to make a reservation.  Please call our Call Center for more information or to schedule a ride.

Services Provided:

Public Transit

Scheduled Rides

Address: 9111 Cross Park Drive, Suite D-100  ·  Knoxville, TN 37923

Website: https://www.ethrapublictransit.org/oakridgetransit

Service Area: Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge Transit is operated by the East Tennessee Human Resource Agency. We provide service within the city limits of Oak Ridge.

Oak Ridge Transit is open Monday thru Saturday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

We operate a door to door service for anyone who requires assistance.

Reservations may be made from 8:00-4:30 pm by calling 865-482-2785.   All trip requests need to be called in 24 hours prior to your trip.

Additional stops may be made during one’s trip, however they need to be scheduled during the time of the reservation, and will be charged as an additional trip.

Standing reservations may be made for routine appointments.

Oak Ridge Transit provides trip that begin in the City limits of Oak Ridge and end in the City limits.  All additional stop must be within the City limits.

Services Provided:

Public Transit

Scheduled Rides

Address: 2247 Western Avenue | Knoxville, TN

Website: http://www.knoxseniors.org/vat/

Service Area: Knoxville

CAC’s Office on Aging Volunteer Assisted Transportation is a nonprofit volunteer-driven program dedicated to providing accessible and affordable transportation services to Knox County seniors and persons with disabilities who require aid and assistance to travel safely.

Volunteer Assisted Transportation provides rides for seniors and persons with disabilities who need assistance to travel safely, by:

Providing rides using agency-owned hybrid sedans and wheelchair-accessible minivans.

Training volunteer drivers to provide (nonmedical) door-THROUGH-door transportation to those who need help.

Transportation is dependent on the availability of a volunteer driver and vehicle on the day and time that the rider needs it. Anytime the program staff are able to match a volunteer driver and vehicle with a rider’s request, the ride will be provided. Transportation is not limited to “regular” business hours. Available weeknights and weekends based on volunteer availability.

Volunteers use Agency-owned vehicles (and gas) to assist people who might otherwise not be able to leave their homes. Must be 21 years of age and have an excellent driving record.

Services Provided: 

Paratransit

Website: https://ridepace.com/

Service Area: Knoxville

Pace is a new dockless bike-sharing service for smart cities and colleges.

Pace is powered by Zagster, a proven smart-bike pioneer operating 200+ bike-sharing programs in 35 states that make bikes available to more than 6.5 million people every day.

Bike sharing builds strong communities — and strong community partnerships build successful bike shares.

Pace bike share drives economic growth, improves public health, boosts civic pride, and raises quality of life. However, they can’t do it without the support of local partners. Partner with them to bring Pace to your people, whether they’re employees, customers, students or visitors. And they’ll work hard to deliver value back to you, whether it’s increasing traffic, making it easier to get around town or campus, or just making your city a better place.

Partnering with Pace is simple. They bring Pace to your business, property, or campus, and you connect us to your people to get them riding in order to get your community a more connected, healthier, accessible place to live, work and play.

Services Provided: 

Bikesharing

TDM Smart Trips

Address: 400 Main Street, Suite 403 Knoxville, TN 37902

Website: smarttrips.knoxtrans.org

Service Area: Knoxville

Knoxville’s Smart Trips program is housed within the Knoxville Regional TPO and has been in     operation for approximately 13 years. Serving eight counties, the program staff includes a full-time program coordinator who is supported by a part-time communications team member. Smart Trips promotes carpooling, vanpooling, transit, biking and walking and targets both commuter and employeraudiences. The program includes a ridematching and rewards system (through Rideshark) an annualCommuter Challenge, communications including newsletters and e-blasts, Emergency Ride Home,and annual promotions like Bike Month. Other on-going activities include coordination with KAT onprize trolley and transportation trivia promotions, weekly orientations for city and county employees,orientations and special events with the Universities, and program advertisements in the downtownalternative paper, the local business journal and Chamber of Commerce publications.

While Smart Trips does work with a number of employers throughout the region, they do not maintain an employer partner roster. Instead they have recently launched an employer sponsorship program that features three paid levels. They have three sponsors currently – Scripps, UT and Pellissippi State – and anticipate bringing Y12 and Oak Ridge National Labs on board soon. The Smart Trips rideshare database includes approximately 800 commuter participants and they maintain an additional list of 800 stakeholder contacts.

Service Provided:

Promotion

Outreach

Ridematching

Emergency Ride Home

Address: P.O. Box 909

312 Resource Rd.

Dunlap, TN 37327

Website: https://www.sethratransit.org/home

Service Area: Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, Sequatchie Counties and the non-urbanized areas of Bradley and Hamilton counties

SETHRA transportation is the public transit division of the Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency (SETHRA). SETHRA was organized in 1973 under the Human Resource Act of 1973, as amended. Our transportation division has grown from a small agency providing limited ridership to providing transportation to nine counties: Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea and Sequatchie.

Since 1965 SETHRA has been addressing the needs of families, individuals, and communities of Southeast Tennessee. We began as Progress for People and evolved into the Southeast Tennessee in 1985. Our presence in the community is one of uniqueness because of our committed participation with both the Tennessee Association of Human Resource Agencies and the Tennessee Association of Community Action. As a member of both associations, SETHRA is able to integrate, coordinate, and provide a wide variety of services to individuals, families and communities.

Services Provided:

Public Transit

Fixed Routes

Scheduling Rides

Website: https://www.micromobility.com/

Service Area: Nashville & Memphis

Bolt was created in 2018 to fill the gaps in micromobility. Bolt has conducted extensive research within urban areas and is prepared to revolutionize transportation. We believe that we can provide a scooter that will aid in alleviating transit issues including traffic congestion with little to no impact on pedestrian comfort.

Bolt charges $1. to unlock a scooter and 15 cents per minute of use. Discounted rates are available for individuals who qualify.

Services Provided: 

Bikesharing

Website: https://www.carpoolworld.com/carpool_ride.html

Service Area: National

CarpoolWorld has been the leader in scientific on-line carpooling and rideshare matching since 2000. They were awarded the first U.S. Patent for carpool matching in 2004. They continue to lead their field in real ridesharing innovations year after year. They always welcome and appreciate suggestions for improvements.

They offer services to multiple types of organizations, and they do not take a cut or fee from individual carpoolers.

Services Provided:

Carpooling

Address: Participating Enterprises

Website: https://www.enterprise.com/en/commute.html

Service Area: National

As a leader in transportation solutions, Enterprise is committed to finding better ways to get people where they need to go. That’s why they’ve reimagined the daily commute, making it easy for companies and commuters to share a ride to work.

Commute with Enterprise connect coworkers who live near each other and supply the recent-model SUV, van or crossover of their choice. Everyone benefits from more savings and a more enjoyable commute.

When riding together, commuters share the costs. This saves money by reducing fuel expenses, insurance premiums and wear and tear on personal vehicles. Government or employer subsidies in addition to tax benefits may lower costs even further for both companies and commuters.

Because many commuters take turns driving, everyone gets back time in their day. And you can use that time however you like, chatting with coworkers, catching up on emails or recharging with a power nap.

Sharing a ride to work helps achieve a more sustainable future. When people Commute with Enterprise, they can significantly reduce their carbon footprint, the number of cars on the road and their impact on the earth.

Commute with Enterprise works with companies and commuters to provide carpooling services.

Services Provided: 

Carpooling

Vanpooling

Website: https://www.lyft.com/

Service Area: National

Lyft Line takes ridesharing to a new level through connecting clients with other passengers with the same route or location. When a client shares a ride, they will pay a discounted price and get the chance to make friends and connections along the way. This is an easy, revolutionized and affordable way on how passengers can safely go around the town.

With Lyft Line, passengers can now say hello to a new and cost effective ride. They can share the ride with strangers which can become their friends later on. This is one factor that makes passengers excited about the service. Another interesting thing about riding Lyft Line is taking advantage of discounted rates. You can sometimes pay about 60% less on fares and particular services.

Lyft Line is the safest and most reliable line that goes everywhere and all for cool and reasonable rates.

Services Provided: 

Ridesharing

Website: https://www.rdvouz.com/

Service Area: National

Rdvouz is a community of people providing each other direct and affordable travel to anywhere on earth.

We match drivers to passengers in the area around their route for long distance ridesharing.

This drastically increases the number of people a driver can pick up and split gas with while also increasing the number of rides a passenger can use since they can be picked up and dropped off anywhere along a route. Win win for everyone.

When you post a ride you are contributing to a global transit network that has never been available before. Make available transportation to traditionally unserved areas by posting a ride. All while offsetting your gas costs.

Services Provided:

Matching Drivers

Ridesharing

Website: https://www.rickyrides.com/about

Service Area: National

Welcome to RickyRides, the one-of-a-kind carpooling tool for events that puts you in control of your ride-sharing experience. RickyRides believes that carpooling should be at the forefront of transportation, especially given the gas crises our culture has been burdened with. As a new generation of environmentally-conscious commuters consider this crises, inexpensive and easily accessible carpooling options need to be made readily available.

RickyRides offers its users a comprehensive, interactive and Google Maps integrated web application as a cost-free solution to this problem. The application was initially created to connect festival attendees searching tirelessly for carpools online, while reducing the amount of harmful pollutants entering the atmosphere. With the user input option, RickyRides can be used to find transportation to virtually any event worldwide.

Services Provided: 

Carpooling

Website: https://www.spin.app/

Service Area: Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville

Spin provides your community with dockless scooter rental options to get you where you need to go.

Spin gives you the freedom to move. We provide high-quality scooters, a reliable and easy to use app, top-notch customer service, and affordable prices. Simply download, scan to unlock, and ride.

At Spin, we’re re-imagining urban mobility. We work closely with cities to help provide an optimal, responsible, and safe scooter-riding experience—all while doing our part to offer clean-energy commuting options for a healthier planet.

Services Provided:

Bikesharing

Website: https://turo.com/

Service Area: National

Turo is a national carsharing service that allows people to book cars for a fee or list their own car for free. They offer incentives to high-rated listers and let them set their minimum daily price for trips, choose a mileage limit and get their car back re-fueled.

Turo listers are covered with up to $1 million in liability insurance, and their car is contractually protected against theft and physical damage, unless they have commercial rental insurance and choose to waive protection offered through Turo Insurance Agency for themselves and their customers.

Services Provided: 

Carsharing

Website: https://www.uber.com/us/en/ride/uberpool/

Service Area: National

UberPool matches you with riders heading in the same direction, so you can share the ride and cost.

  •  Affordable door-to-door rides
  •  Carpool with others in comfortable sedans
  •  Maximum 2 seats per request

Open the Uber app and enter your destination in the “Where to?” box. Tap the UberPool ride option at the bottom of your screen. Then tap Confirm UberPool. You can request a Pool for up to 2 people.

You’ll see the time until your driver arrives, as well as the estimated window of time to arrive at your destination.

Services Provided:

Carpooling

Vanpooling

Website: https://www.waze.com/carpool

Service Area: National

It’s a fast, fun, affordable way to commute. While carpooling isn’t new, Waze Carpool is a fresh way to share the road and the cost of commuting. A cost-effective alternative to rideshare services, Carpool lets you choose to drive or ride with people already going your way. Use the Waze app to drive, and the Waze Carpool app to catch a ride.

Our program is 100% free, and offers marketing, fun events, and reporting to encourage employees.

With the Waze & Waze Carpool apps, coworkers can connect, get to work faster, and find parking with less stress.

Get updates on who’s carpooling the most, and watch your company make a significant impact in reducing traffic.

Services Provided:

Carpooling

Website: https://zimride.com/

Service Area: National

Zimride is a rideshare program that matches inter-city drivers and passengers through private social networks. It is offered to universities and businesses as a matchmaking service.

How you get started is:

Find your network (corporation or university) and register for an account

Set up your profile

Post a ride

Browse matches, and contact people you are interested in sharing a ride with.

Services Provided:

Ridesharing

Matching Riders

Website: https://www.zipcar.com/

Service Area: Memphis, Nashville, Sewanee

Zipcar is a national carsharing service that currently has a few locations in Tennessee. It follows a membership model based on how many miles you plan on driving per day.  Zipcar covers gas, insurance, parking, and maintenance of their cars, and acts as a good complement to the bus and train—whether it’s local errands or weekend adventures.

Services Provided: 

Carsharing

Links & Further Learning

More information about TDM:

Mobility Lab: Learn more about transportation demand management and the benefits that come with diverse transportation options.

TDM Encyclopedia: Discover different types of transportation management programs, how they are organized and funded, and their role in implementing TDM strategies.

Energypedia: Dive into the challenges of car-oriented development and the forces driving transport demand.

More on TDM in Tennessee:

Tennessee Department of Transportation: View the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Long Range Planning Division statewide Transportation Demand Management (TDM) study.

AECOM: This report is a summary of the stakeholder interview process and key findings from the Data Collection Phase of the Statewide Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Plan for Tennessee Non-Attainment and Maintenance Areas.

More on TDM Options:

Telecommuting: A work-life practice leader explains the benefits of telecommuting.

Biking & Bikesharing: Learn more about the multiple benefits of biking and why you should include this in your lifestyle.

Walking: Here’s how walking to work can save time and the environment.

Ridesharing: Learn more about what exactly is ridesharing and why it’s so popular.

Paratransit: A video that explains what paratransit is and ways to take advantage of it.
Carsharing: Learn more about carsharing and why more people are choosing to share a car instead of buy one.
Taxicab: A video that explains the advantages and disadvantages of using a taxicab.