Swipe and Ride
What is it?
Swipe and Ride is a program that allows state employees who work in Nashville or Memphis to ride public transportation for free.
How does it work?
Step 1. Fill out an application for your Swipe and Ride card
Step 3. Swipe and Ride to your destination for free
For common questions about program operations, please check out our FAQ's page.
Ride anytime, for any reason. Valid for all rides on WeGo local buses, WeGo regional express buses, the WeGo Star train and Access Ride for persons with disabilities. If you live in Antioch, check out the WeGo Link Uber pilot.
For information, contact WeGo Public Transit (formerly known as Nashville MTA) at (615) 862-5969 or visit www.wegotransit.com.
As of October 2021, applicants are now automatically enrolled into WeGo's Emergency Ride Home Program.
Ride anytime, for any reason. Valid for all rides on MATA buses, the Downtown Trolley and MATAPlus for persons with disabilities.
For more information, contact MATA at (901) 274-6282 or visit www.matatransit.com.
Be sure to register separately with Shelby County to participate in their Emergency Ride Home Program.
Get comfortable riding public transit:
Utilize WeGo’s Travel Training Program for hands-on practice using public transit. Call (615) 880-3597 to speak with a Transit Navigator.
Contactless card distribution process:
In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Swipe and Ride team has adopted a contactless card distribution process.
For state employees, external of TDOT, to successfully obtain your Swipe and Ride pass, please contact your Department’s Human Resources (HR) Swipe and Ride coordinator. The coordinators will continue to distribute transit passes to all state department employees. For TDOT employees, please contact Swipe and Ride administrators by emailing Swipe.N.Ride@tn.gov.