On June 21, 2018 Franklin Transit Authority will be celebrating 15 years of providing public transportation services to Franklin. As part of the celebration, the community is invited to enjoy a day of Free Rides all day on the Franklin Transit Fixed Routes. From 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, at the Franklin Transit Center Hub at 708 Columbia Avenue, the celebration continues.
“We want to thank our riders, stakeholders, and the community for their support throughout these fifteen years,” states Dale Thomas, Franklin Transit Authority Chairman. “During this time, the Franklin Transit service has grown in sync with the city’s growth. Additionally, special thanks goes to our professional team of transit drivers and our management team for their daily expertise.”
In the summer of 2003, Franklin Transit Authority launched the service with three trolleys. Currently, Franklin Transit operates a fleet of thirteen ADA-compliant vehicles. During the fifteen years, the service has experienced various route revisions, with the most recent extensive revision increasing the stops to 100+, new routes, faster service, and expanding into the Cool Springs area.
“In addition to celebrating our 15th milestone, Franklin Transit is also celebrating National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 21, which is a great opportunity to thank current riders and attract new ones,” said Debbie Henry, TMA Executive Director and Transit Alliance Board Member. “Celebrated by public transportation systems nationwide, this annual event highlights the value and benefits of public transit.”
The Franklin Transit Authority contracts with The TMA Group to operate and manage the service. The TMA Group, headquartered in Franklin, is a regional leader in customizing innovative, multimodal transportation solutions for employers and communities.
For more information on services, visit the website at www.franklintransit.org or call the Franklin Transit Authority at 628-0260.