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7/19/2012



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Nashville RTA registers ridership gain on Music City Star


The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee (RTA) jointly reported serving more than 10 million riders in fiscal-year 2012, a 14 percent increase over fiscal-year 2011.

RTA’s Music City Star train ridership grew 14 percent during the fiscal year that ended June 30. Ridership on RTA’s buses has grown rapidly, as well, agency officials said in a prepared statement.

“We are very pleased more people are riding the Music City Star and RTA’s other regional services,” RTA Board Chair Jo Ann Graves said. “We are confident this ridership trend will continue as more people recognize the many wonderful benefits that transit offers to them and the environment.”

RTA oversees the Music City Star regional train and six regional bus routes. Nashville MTA operates 41 bus routes.


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