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Smart Commute


Welcome to Tennessee Smart Commute, a source to get you where you want to go. While on the bus or vanpooling can save you money on gas and provide other benefits. Instead of driving in rush hour traffic, you can sit back and enjoy a stress-free commute with a coffee and newspaper. You don’t have to worry about where to park, public transportation offers an alternative to getting behind the wheel. Taking public transportation also puts fewer vehicles on the road, which reduces harmful emissions and pollutants entering our air, and increases the longevity of our road system.

We offer Tennessee employers a number of resource options that may include:
• Worksite assessments to help your employees with their commuter challenges,
• Communicate employer benefits
• On-site programs like work site visits,
• Carpool and TDM formation events, and lunch & learns.

Let Tennessee Smart Commute get you where you want to go

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Ideas for encouraging employees to leave the car behind when they come to work.

•Allow your staff to work at home, if possible, through telecommuting.
•Embracing teleconferencing.
•Promoting alternatives to drive-alone commuting, like carpooling, vanpooling, biking, walking, or teleworking.
•Promoting transit maps and schedules for nearby routes to your employees. Including: bus, car/van pool, and bike routes.
•Offering employee incentives, recognition, and praise for alternatives to driving alone.
•Encouraging flex-time to reduce roadway congestion during peak commuting hours.
•Buying a bike rack for your employees' use, or allowing them to park bicycles safely indoors.

For more information, please contact Brianna Benson, Planning Specialist, by phone at (615) 532-8589 or by email at

If you are aware of additional commuting links and resources that should be added to these pages, please let us know. Send your suggestions and comments to



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