Southerners spend more of their income on commuting

May 17, 2021

We Southerners spend a larger percentage of our income getting to and from work than other regions of the United States, largely because of the length of our commutes, according to one survey. The annual cost of commuting varies from…

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Expect higher gas prices from Colonial Pipeline cyberattack

May 12, 2021

Gas stations in some Southeastern states and along the East Coast were running out of gas this week partly because panicked customers were rushing to fill their tanks after a major pipeline shut down over the weekend. Some Middle Tennessee…

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Nashville mayor proposes fully funding the city’s public transportation

May 10, 2021

In what Nashville Mayor John Cooper said is, “the largest funding of transportation that we’ve ever seen,” he proposed $53 million in funding for WeGo Public Transit services, restoring the $22.3 million cut from last year’s budget, plus extra for…

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The TMA Group Named One of the Best Workplaces for Commuters

April 27, 2021

We are proud and happy to announce that The TMA Group has been named one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters in 2020. The TMA Group was given the honor for being among the 450 forward-thinking businesses nationwide who offer…

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A cheaper commute? Yes, with a commuter benefits program

April 26, 2021

Wouldn’t it be nice if someone helped with the cost of your daily commute? Well, there’s a way through a program called “commuter benefits,” but only if your employer enrolls in a commuter benefits program. With commuter benefits, you have…

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Long commutes behind the wheel take a physical, mental and financial toll, but here’s what you can do about it

April 20, 2021

Ever had a morning when you had to navigate a commute so bad — with traffic moving at a crawl and fender-benders slowing everything down even more — that you spent the first 30 minutes at work shaking it off…

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Electric vehicle owners energized with plan for multi-state charging stations

April 12, 2021

Electric vehicle (EV) owners and fleets will be able to hit the highways without worrying about keeping a charge, thanks to a new plan by Tennessee and 15 other Southern and Midwest states to provide a network of DC fast-charging…

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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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