Public Transit Services

Sit back, relax and let someone else deal with the traffic. Below are links to information about public transit options, including fixed-route bus service, express buses, local shuttles, rural transit, and complementary paratransit in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Check this page regularly as more links will be added as services become available.

West Tennessee
Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA)
: Transit service in Memphis, West Memphis, and parts of Shelby County

Middle Tennessee
Nashville MTA: Transit service in Nashville-Davidson County
Murfreesboro Rover: Transit service in Murfreesboro
Clarksville Transit System: Transit service in Clarksville
Franklin Transit Authority: Fixed route and on-demand transit service in Franklin
Regional Transit Authority (RTA) of Middle Tennessee:  Commuter service between downtown Nashville and outlying communities of Murfreesboro, Smyrna, LaVergne, Hendersonville, Gallatin, Springfield, Joelton, Pleasant View, Franklin, Clarksville, Dickson,  and Spring Hill

East Tennessee
Gatlinburg Mass Transit: trolley service in and around Gatlinburg and surrounding areas
Pigeon Forge Fun Time Trolley: trolley service in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville
Johnson City Transit: fixed-route service around Johnson City
Kingsport Area Transit Service: fixed-route service in the Kingsport area
Bristol Tennessee Transit: fixed-route service in the Bristol area
Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA): mass transit in the Chattanooga area
Knoxville Area Transit (KAT): mass transit in the City of Knoxville
Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC) Transit: on-demand transit service in Knox County
Cleveland Urban Area Transit System (CUATS): fixed-route service in the Cleveland area
Lakeway Area (LAMPTO) Transit: door-to-door, non-emergency transportation services in Morristown, Jefferson City, White Pine, and Hamblen and Jefferson Counties
Oak Ridge Transit: door-to-door transportation services within the city of Oak Ridge

RURAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

West Tennessee
Delta Human Resource Agency (DHRA): online resource for Fayette, Lauderdale, Tipton and non-urban Shelby Counties
Northwest Tennessee Human Resource Agency (NWTHRA): online resource for Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Henry, Lake, Obion, and Weakley Counties
Southwest Human Resource Agency (SWHRA): online resource for Chester, Decatur, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, and McNairy Counties

Middle Tennessee
Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency (MCHRA): online resource for Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, and Wilson Counties
South Central Tennessee Development District (SCTDD): online resource for Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Moore, Perry, and Wayne Counties
Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA): online resource for Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Van Buren, Warren, and White Counties

East Tennessee
Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency (SETHRA): online resource for Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, and Sequatchie Counties
East Tennessee Human Resource Agency (ETHRA): online resource for Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier and Union Counties
Northeast Tennessee Rural Public Transit (NET Trans): online resource for Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington Counties (operated by First Tennessee Human Resource Agency (FTHRA)

RAIL TRANSIT SERVICES

Music City Star: commuter train connecting Nashville-Davidson County and Wilson County with stops in Martha, Mt. Juliet, Hermitage, Donelson, and downtown Nashville

Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) Downtown Trolley (pdf): system providing shuttle service around the downtown loop, Gay Street, and the UT area of downtown Knoxville

Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) Downtown Trolley: rail system providing shuttle service around the Riverfront, Madison Avenue, and Main Street area of downtown Memphis

Chattanooga Area Transit Authority (CARTA) Incline Railway: trolly-style cars providing transport for Lookout Mountain

Amtrak - Newbern/Dyersburg Station: online resource for rail passenger service including train schedules, reservations and route information

Amtrak - Memphis Station: online resource for rail passenger service including train schedules, reservations and route information

SHUTTLE SERVICES FOR SPECIAL EVENTS

Music City Star July 4th Train: This special event train operates for the holiday celebration at Riverfront Park. Service begins in Lebanon with stops in Martha, Mt. Juliet, Hermitage and Donelson before arriving in downtown Nashville.

Music City Star Titans Game Day Express Train: This special event train operates for NFL regular season Tennessee Titans home games. Service begins in Lebanon with stops in Martha, Mt. Juliet, Hermitage and Donelson before arriving in downtown Nashville.

Music City Star New Year’s Eve Excursion Train: This special event train operates for the holiday celebration "Bash on Broadway." Service begins in Lebanon with stops in Martha, Mt. Juliet, Hermitage and Donelson before arriving in downtown Nashville.

Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) UT Football Game Shuttles (pdf): This special event shuttle operates during all UT Knoxville home football games.