About RTA Relax and Ride/Music City Star
The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is supported by member communities. Created in 1988, RTA provides ridesharing opportunities in order to promote the economic growth of our membership and improve the air quality of our community.
RTA is led by a board of city and county mayors and community leaders, and serves the following areas that are listed with their member cities/towns:
Services of the Regional Transportation Authority
RTA operates nine regional bus routes between downtown Nashville and the following cities: Brentwood, Clarksville, Franklin, Gallatin, Hendersonville, Joelton, La Vergne, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Springfield, Spring Hill, and Thompson's Station. RTA works closely with the Metropolitan Transit Authority (www.nashvillemta.org) linking riders with 46 routes provided throughout Davidson County. In addition, RTA's rideshare program organizes vanpools and carpools for commuters throughout Middle Tennessee.
Our representatives work with areas businesses to provide access, through the use of our transit system, to an expanded available workforce. Workers can depend on reliable transportation to get them to and from their jobs.
As an FTA recipient agency, RTA must set and meet annual overall Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goals. In accordance with the FTA regulation, RTA has chosen to calculate its DBE Goal by adopting the Goal developed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) as TDOT is a DOT recipient agency and both agencies procure from the same general area. Based on the appropriate methodology, RTA has set its Federal Fiscal Year 2012-2014 DBE Goal (pdf) at 2%.
The Regional Transportation Authority office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The RTA office is closed on New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. RTA services do not operate on these holidays.