It’s generally believed that only well-established, Northeastern, densely populated cities can support a successful public transit system. Yet smaller, more suburban cities across the nation are proving the “if you build it they will come” mantra works for transit.
Take a recent Mobilitylab article that posits “Every City Can Be a Transit City, Regardless of Density.” Encouraging news for Nashville and the Middle Tennessee region. All we need is smart design and to believe in ourselves a little.
Taking pride in the services they provide and the way they are provided is why we love WeGo Transit. We believe this re-branding is more than a new color scheme. The WeGo Transit transformation is a kind of a re-newing of the vows, a commitment to continue to serve (and serve well) the public transit riders of Nashville.
Other improvements include the following:
- Central (formerly known as Music City Central) renovations;
- more convenient fare payment system, including electronic fare options and mobile payments
- updated bus routes and streamlined services;
- bus shelter renovations and additions;
- the introduction of Wi-Fi access on select buses;
- updated route tracking services; and,
- an overhaul of the transit system’s website.
WeGo CEO Steve Bland said in a statement, “Not getting bigger is no excuse for not getting better.” So, instead of going on with business as usual, WeGo Transit got down to business. WeGo Transit has pulled out all the stops to create a better riding experience that includes and invites all of us to transit: together WeGo places.