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Clarksville Transit System to offer Free Bus Rides All Day on Election Day, November 6th


Clarksville Transit SystemClarksville, TN – Citizens and visitors across Clarksville are invited to ride Clarksville Transit  System (CTS) buses for free all day long on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6th. For route and schedule information, please visit

“We’re offering this free ride day on Election Day for a couple of reasons,” says Jimmy Smith, CTS Director.  “First, we want to encourage all of our citizens to get out and vote, because voting is a valuable right and a privilege. Many of our routes go right by Clarksville polling places, so just check our route maps at «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee joins Dump The Pump day


National and state public transit supporters and the Sierra Club have designated Thursday June 16th, 2011 as “DUMP THE PUMP” day.

Tennessee Sierra ClubNashville, TN – Robin Hill, chair of the Tennessee Sierra Chapter’s Transportation Committee said: “We are asking folks to help themselves by finding a public transportation or car pool alternative to replace driving alone in your personal automobile.  We think many folks will find real savings with gasoline at around $3.50 a gallon.”

“Not everyone has access to public transportation but many of us have access to a group of acquaintances who go to their daily work in their personal car.  For these people, a carpool gets several people to their workplaces in a single car.  Try to set up a carpool for the day.” added Hill. «Read the rest of this article»

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Ride Clarksville Transit Systems Buses For Free Thursday, February 3rd


Clarksville Transit SystemClarksville, TN – Citizens and visitors across Clarksville are invited to ride Clarksville Transit  System (CTS) buses for free all day long Thursday, February 3rd.  For route and schedule information, go to

“The reason we’re offering this free day is that public transportation throughout middle Tennessee, and especially in Clarksville, is becoming more and more important due to our community’s growth and to rising gas prices. People are looking for better ways to get around town while saving money, saving time and avoiding traffic congestion,” says Jimmy Smith, CTS Director. “With this free day, we’re inviting all Clarksville citizens and visitors who haven’t had a chance to ride the bus to do so. And this is also a great way to thank all of our current riders for their patronage.  Our buses are clean, safe and convenient, and we’ll get you to where you need to go.  Besides, riding the bus is fun!” «Read the rest of this article»

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Taking transit to new places


A monthly column by TDOT Commissioner Gerald Nicely

A century ago, a trip to Nashville or Memphis might have taken days or even weeks for Tennesseans living in rural areas of the state.

tdot-logo-lgEven today, some of our residents remain isolated from our urban centers despite the advancements made in transportation. Some of these citizens don’t own cars, some may have disabilities that limit their independence, and others may have reached an age that they no longer feel comfortable driving themselves. Unfortunately, a lack of public transportation is limiting their ability to work, receive an education, and stay active in their communities. «Read the rest of this article»

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CTS riders to see changes in fares, routes; Transportation Committee approval pending


An advocate for mobility-impaired CTS riders speaks

The City Council Transportation Committee will meet August 25 at at 4:00 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room One Public Square, 4th Floor, to review adjustments made by CTS to the original budget including fare increases and route changes.

An August 11th Public hearing provided opportunity for give and take in confronting higher fuel costs and demands of public transportation needs. Citizens voiced their concerns and found sympathetic officials willing to hear them.

The Clarksville Transit System public hearing August 11 at the Public Library lwas a bright example of citizen outreach being given a receptive audience by public officials. The meeting was attended by about 50 CTS riders and supporters. Able-bodied and mobility-impaired alike were well represented in the attending gathering. «Read the rest of this article»


CTS hears concerns about proposed route changes, fare hikes


CTS presents fare structure with reinstated transfer system

When Clarksville Transit System Director Jimmy Smith presented the new route and rate structures to the public Monday evening at the Public Library, there were a few changes from the budget-balancing package approved several weeks ago by the City Council Transportation Committee, not the least of which was a controversial decision to eliminate transfers and replace that option with a second fare for the second length of all cross town trips.


CTS DIrector Jimmie Smith explains route changes that now service the new Gateway Health Center

Responding to public concern, Smith said the phone calls, letters and comments he and his staff have received all put the “transfer” issue at the top of the list, with respondents overwhelmingly calling for retention of the transfer system and voicing support for the system wide fare increase of 25 cents, which would raise the cost of a basic bus trip to $1.25. «Read the rest of this article»


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