California’s Bay Area offers progressive new employee programs to encourage sustainable commuting

November 8, 2021

The San Francisco Bay Area is stepping up efforts to encourage collaborations between employers and employees to reimagine how the workforce commutes. A new commuter benefit — telework — recently was adopted for Bay Area businesses with 50 or more…

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Massive I-65 widening plan to ease congestion and provide a safer roadway

October 11, 2021

Ridesharers and drivers traveling in from Robertson and Sumner counties, as well as Kentucky, can expect orange construction barrels within the month as nearly 10 miles of Interstate 65 will be widened, improved and made safer, according to the Tennessee…

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I-24 MOTION project aims to figure ways to keep traffic moving

September 28, 2021

Ever been caught in a traffic jam and then suddenly, you’re moving at full speed?  No wreck. No disabled vehicle. No construction. No obvious reason for the jam. These “phantom jams” are caused by instability in traffic flow and are…

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Amazon employees get a two-wheeled commuter benefit

September 13, 2021

Nashville’s Amazon employees who choose to bicycle to its downtown offices will get a new commuter benefit that covers the cost of bike maintenance, rentals, and more. The subsidy to cover costs associated with a bicycle commute include: Bike leases: Employees…

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Return to the office will cost Nashville commuters $5,161, report says

September 7, 2021

Before COVID-19 created a remote workforce, full-time employees were spending nearly an hour each day on average commuting to the office, according to the latest available federal data. If that time was spent on the clock rather than in the…

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New Bird Bike e-bike reduces reliance on gas-powered vehicles

August 30, 2021

Bird, a leader in environmentally friendly electric transportation, has joined the electric bike retail market providing alternative methods of transportation with the new Bird Bike. “With our new e-bike, we are creating increased opportunities for people to embrace micro electric…

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Four of the 100 most jammed-up traffic bottlenecks in the country are right here in Nashville

April 8, 2021

Four locations along Nashville’s interstates rank among the most backed-up bottlenecks for trucks – and other traffic – in the United States. A list of the country’s 100 most-congested bottlenecks is released annually by the American Transportation Research Institute, and…

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Pooling in the Pandemic

November 17, 2020

COVID-19 and the response to it potentially has changed the landscape of employment, work and commute for most Middle Tennessee employers and employees for the next decade. As the pandemic spread, beginning in early spring, some companies, both large and…

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VanStar’s New Website

November 4, 2020

The VanStar team has been hard at work refreshing and improving our communication with our vanpool participants. We are pleased to launch a new website that is user-friendly, has an improved interface, and includes easy-to-access rideshare route research and planning.…

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