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Swipe and Ride

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The Swipe and Ride Program provides a transit pass for state government employees who work in the Metro Nashville and Memphis areas. This program is funded by the Department of Transportation as a means to improve air quality through reduced congestion. State employees living in the Nashville and Memphis areas can ride all WeGo Public Transit buses, the Music City Star Commuter Train, and all Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) services without ever spending a dime. In Memphis, participating employees can ride the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) buses, including the downtown trolleys.

Employees must fill out an application to receive a Swipe and Ride card.

For questions about the Swipe and Ride program, see the FAQs on the Smart Commute page.

Contactless Card Distribution Process

In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Swipe and Ride Office has adopted a contactless card distribution process, and has been using this method since Spring 2020.

  • 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 N Ride operators by emailing Swipe.N.Ride@tn.gov.

Nashville Program:

To participate in the program, fill out the Swipe and Ride application, and return to your agency’s Human Resources Office.

For more information on operations of Swipe and Ride program, see the procedures and policies to assist.  

For information regarding other modes of transit, routes, or schedules, contact Nashville MTA at (615) 862-5969 or visit www.nashvillemta.org.

Memphis Program: 
To participate in the program, fill out the Swipe and Ride application (Word), and return to your agency’s Human Resources Office.

For information regarding routes and schedules, contact MATA at (901) 274-6282 or visit www.matatransit.com.