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John Schroer Named Chairman of Franklin Transit Authority

March 14, 2022

The Franklin Transit Authority announces John Schroer’s unanimous appointment as Chairman. Mr. Schroer’s transportation and government experience are extensive. He served as the Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Transportation (2011-19). Additionally, he has served as City of Franklin Mayor…

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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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Amazon commits $75 million to develop 800 new affordable Nashville housing units near WeGo public transit sites

July 21, 2021

Amazon has committed $75 million for developers to create 800 affordable homes in the Nashville area near WeGo high-capacity transit corridors, ensuring that moderate- to low-income residents can afford urban housing with easy access to employment, schools, healthcare and more.…

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Increased ridesharing results in fewer car accidents and drunk driving, new study says

June 21, 2021

The increased use of ridesharing apps was linked to a decrease in motor vehicle collisions and impaired driving convictions in Houston, according to a new study by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The research is timely…

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AI technology may be the solution to long traffic light waits

June 14, 2021

Americans spend about 17.25 million hours waiting for poorly time traffic signals every day. Every day! That’s according to a recent study by Inrix, a transportation data company that tracked the movements of thousands of connected vehicles every five seconds…

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