Transit Agencies

 

 

 

 
(Click on the agency's name for their web site. The numbers on the map correspond to the agency number below 1 through 23)

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

Memphis
Area Transit
Authority

(MATA)
 

Delta
Human
Resource
Agency

North-
West
Tennessee
Human
Resource
Agency

Jackson
Transit
Authority

(JTA)
 

South-
West
Human
Resource
Agency

Clarksville
Transit
System

(CTS)
 

(901) 722-7171

(901) 475-1460

(731) 587-4213

(901) 423-0200

(731) 989-5111

(931) 553-2430

Memphis Area

Counties:

 Fayette
Shelby
Lauderdale
Tipton

Counties:

Benton
Carroll
Crockett
Dyer
Gibson
Henry
Lake
Obion
Weakley

 

Jackson Area

Counties:

Chester
Decatur
Hardin
Hardeman
Haywood
Henderson
Madison
McNairy

Clarksville Area

7.

8.

9.

10.

11.

12.

Mid-
Cumberland
Human
Resource
Agency

Regional
Transportation
Authority
(RTA)

Metropolitan
Transit
Authority

(MTA)
 

Franklin
Transit
System

(FTS)
 

South-
Central
Tennessee
Development
District

Upper-
Cumberland
Human
Resource
Agency

(615) 331-6033

(615) 862-8833

(615) 862-6147

(615) 790-0604

(931) 381-2040

(931) 528-1127

Counties:

Cheatham
Davidson
Dickson
Houston
Humphreys
Montgomery
Robertson
Rutherford
Stewart
Sumner
Trousdale
Williamson
Wilson

Counties:

 Davidson
Sumner
Rutherford
Robertson
Williamson
Wilson
Dickson
Montgomery

Nashville Area

Franklin Area

Counties:

Bedford
Coffee
Franklin
Giles
Hickman
Lawrence
Lewis
Lincoln
Marshall
Maury
Moore
Perry
Wayne

Counties:

Cannon
Clay
Cumberland
Dekalb
Fentress
Jackson
Macon
Overton
Pickett
Putnam
Smith
Van Buren
White

13.

14.

15.

16.

17.

18.

South-
East
Tennessee
Human
Resource
Agency

Chattanooga
Area
Regional
Transportation
Authority

(CARTA)
 

East Tennessee Human
Resource Agency

(ETHRA)

Knoxville
Area
Transit

(KAT)
 

Gatlinburg
Mass
Transit
System

 

Pigeon
Forge
Fun Time
Trolleys

(PFTS)
 

(423) 949-2191

(423) 629-1411

(865) 408-0843

(865) 215-7800

(865) 436-3897

(865) 453-6444

Counties:

Bledsoe
Bradley
Grundy
Marion
McMinn
Meigs
Polk
Rhea
Sequatchie Hamilton

Chattanooga Area

Counties:

Anderson
Blount
Campbell
Claiborne
Cocke
Grainger
Hamblen
Jefferson
Knox
Loudon
Monroe
Morgan
Roane
Scott
Sevier
Union

Knoxville

Area

Gatlinburg,

Pigeon Forge

Area

Pigeon Forge Area

19.

20.

21.

22.

23.

Hancock
County
Rural
Transportation
System

Kingsport
Area Transit
System
(KATS)
 

Johnson
City
Transit
System

(JCTS)
 

Net Trans

Bristol
Tennessee
Transit
System

(BTTS)
 

(423) 733-2183

(423) 224-2612

(423) 929-7119

(423) 461-8233

(423) 989-5586

Hancock County Area

For details contact trevawilder@yahoo.com

Kingsport Area

Johnson City Area

Counties:

Carter
Greene
Hawkins
Johnson
Sullivan
Unicoi
Washington

 

 

Public Transportation Tips for Peers

  • Consider trying the buddy system
  • Develop several supporters for the buddy system
  • Get information, county and city maps, etc. at the customer service center of your public transportation agency
  • Do a “dry run” before very important first time appointments ( e.g. doctor appointments or job interviews )
  • Ask your peer specialist, case manager, recovery coach, residential counselor, etc. to help you  with public transportation trips, as well as trip planning,obtaining and interpreting schedules, getting maps, etc.
  • Plan your trip
  • Ride specific routes
  • Read and understand route maps and schedules
  • Practice getting to and from your bus stop, train station, and subway station
  • Practice recognizing bus stops, bus numbers, and landmarks
  • Consider purchasing transportation passes
  • Look into discounted fares and passes for people on disability
  • Know how and where to transfer to other buses, trains, and subways
  • Know who to ask for help
  • Learn to travel independently and confidently by bus, train or subway
  • Encourage your agency or residential program to use their vans and cars more, and
    to get more input from individuals about where and when they would like to go to
    various places.
  • Contact your county mental health office and have them contact the
    agency or residential program directly about using their vehicles more. Let your
    county mental health office know you would like increased funding for these
    transportation programs.
  • Make sure funding for these transportation programs is a
    priority in your county mental health office’s annual plan. Attend focus groups your
    county mental health office may offer on the year’s annual mental health plan, and
    make sure your voice is heard.
  • Join organizations like Compeer that provide transportation, and use the buddy
    system.
  • Encourage residential programs that you may have been a part of, and ask them to
    start an alumni program for former residents, that would include a transportation
    component. Most such residential programs already have vehicles that they could
    use.
  • Consider working part-time. This will increase your income, and possibly enable you
    to purchase a used car, as well as give you more income for public transportation. If
    necessary, get vocational training, job coaching, or further education. This will make
    you more employable, give you a higher salary, and help you establish a career.
  • Many consumers would like to date and have a more active social life. Getting a car
    makes this much easier and greatly enhances that aspect of community integration.
  • Give paid rides to individuals needing a ride. This can benefit both parties.

Taken from http://tucollaborative.org/pdfs/Transportation_Monograph.pdf