Friday, March 5, 2010

Nashville to start free downtown bus service

USA TODAY Posted 3/4/2010 8:45 AM ET NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville is adding a free downtown circulator route to its transit bus system. New diesel-electric hybrid buses, painted a bold blue and green, will run the routes and should pass any given stop in about 15-20 minute intervals, reported The Tennessean. The service begins March 29 at the same time the Metro Transit Authority puts other changes into effect, including additional service to Vanderbilt University Medical Center's clinics at 100 Oaks Mall. Buses and vans will run Monday through Saturday from before the morning commuter rush to as late as midnight. The free downtown service is similar to a circulator route Chattanooga has had in place for several years, utilizing electric buses. Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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