Transportation Benefits for State Employees
The State of Tennessee is one of the largest employers in the Middle Tennessee area. Did you know that the state offers many commute options for its employees that help save time, money, and reduce traffic?
Swipe and Ride : Swipe and Ride is a program that allows state employees who work in Nashville or Memphis to ride public transportation for free.
WeGo's Emergency Ride Home Program: This service is created to provide a free emergency ride home, for registered commuters working in Nashville, who cannot take their normal carpool, vanpool, train, or express bus due to unforeseen circumstances. NEW! As of October 2021, Swipe & Ride applicants are now automatically enrolled into the program. This pertains to anyone who submitted an application after October 2021. If you already obtained a card prior to that time, you will need to register directly with the local agency.
Shelby County's Emergency Ride Home Program: This service is created to provide a free emergency ride home, for registered commuters working in Memphis, who cannot take their normal carpool, vanpool, train, or express bus due to unforeseen circumstances. You must pre-register directly with your local agency.
Bike locker program in Nashville: State government employees may apply for a bike locker in Downtown Nashville or the MetroCenter complex (NEW). If you have questions, please call (615) 253-7866 or email Parking.Services@tn.gov. Showers are available in select buildings, please email TN.SmartCommute@tn.gov for assistance.
- Andrew Johnson Tower
- Davy Crockett Tower
- Rachel Jackson/Andrew Jackson
- 220 French Landing (NEW)
- Snodgrass Tennessee Tower/Lot #27
Vanpool preferential parking in Nashville: State government employee vanpools get priority parking spots. The vanpool must consist of three (3) or more state employees for membership. Members may not maintain or be assigned a reserved parking permit/space while participating. Members will be provided one permit for vanpool vehicle identification.
If you want to reduce wear and tear on your vehicle, save money, and meet fellow Tennessee state government employees, join a carpool.
State of Tennessee carpool preferential parking application: You must register annually for a priority parking spot. The carpool must consist of two (2) or more State Employees. At least two members of the carpool must be in the car when entering the lot. This is the only way to prevent abuse of the program. If there is an extenuating circumstance that prevents at least two members of your carpool from being in the car when it enters the lot, please note it on the application under “Parking Exception.” Members may not maintain an agency Reserved Parking Permit while members of a participating carpool. The carpool must notify Parking Services of any and all vehicle or rider changes as they occur.