Ridesharing and Public Transportation

My name is Linda High and I am a resident of Gallatin. I am one of the riders who rides every day to and from my work in Nashville on the RTA Bus from Walmart. I have ridden this since almost the beginning of the program and I really do appreciate this service that Gallatin is giving to us bus riders. Before I started riding the Gallatin RTA Bus I was having to drive down to Rivergate and catching the MTA Express Bus. I have worked for the State of Tennessee for coming on 40 years and I would like to continue working for more years to come. I really enjoy the relaxation of the bus ride from Gallatin to Nashville and then Back to Gallatin every day. I also enjoy the friendship of the other riders that I have met along the way. I really hope that the City of Gallatin would allow this service to continue into the future so those of us who rides and even the future riders can continue to enjoy the relaxation of riding to work without having to have the stress that driving in this now a day traffic would cause, and also without the bus that would place even more cars on the road leading to Nashville.

Linda High

Ride Sharing

Bike and Ride
Bike and Ride (MTA): Now your bike can go everywhere you go.

Becoming part of a carpool group is easy and can consist of any number of options based on your destination and work hours. You can share a ride and determine the flexibility of the carpool based on the needs of the participants.
Tennessee Carpool Center: connect with other carpoolers in your area
RTA Carpool ride match: find a friend to share a ride
Middle TN Region and Nashville: Park and Ride lots
Carpool World: worldwide match for commuters based on proximity to home

Users login with their Facebook account. The app automatically creates a profile for them. They enter their home and work address and whether they are driving or riding. Then they begin seeing all of the other people who share the commute. Once users mutually swipe right on each other they can chat and initiate a ride immediately or at a later time. Other features include paperless reimbursement for rides, rider and driver ratings, location sharing with friends, and more.

Vanpools are much like carpools. They just have more passengers! Vanpools normally carry 12 to 15 people, each sharing the commuting costs. The number of passengers, length of trip, insurance, maintenance, gas and parking fees determines the actual cost. Vanpools provide a low cost, safe and convenient way to commute.
RTA RideMatch: find a friend to share a ride
RTA Park and Ride Lots: locate Park and Ride sites
TMA: vanpool fleet serving 9 Middle Tennessee counties
Rideshare by Enterprise: Statewide ridesharing
Statewide: Tennessee Vans
VanStar - 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. 

RTA Park and Ride
Bus Route 87X - Gallatin Express http://www.nashvillemta.org/maps/route87.pdf