We know reliable transportation and access to transit is critical in many ways. The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Board of Directors also realize this and has launched Vets for the Holidays.
Vets for the Holidays is a program that allows military veterans the opportunity to access RTA commuter bus and Music City Star commuter train services for free through the end of the year.
From November 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018, veterans only have to show a valid form of military veteran identification to the RTA bus operator or Music City Star train conductor. That ID could be any of the following: DD Form 2 (Retired US Uniformed Services Identification Card), Tennessee Driver’s License or ID Card with “Veteran” designation on front, VA Health Benefits ID Card, or DD214 form in lieu of a Veteran’s ID Card.
This program is a first for the RTA and aims to make public transportation services more accessible to military veterans. It is a gesture of appreciation and a recognition that access to transportation services is critical for returning and disabled veterans as they connect to medical, employment, and support services while reintegrating to civilian life.
“As Chair of the Board of Directors of the Regional Transportation Authority and Mayor of City of Clarksville — home to so many military veterans — I am delighted that we at the RTA are able to offer free service on our commuter buses and the Music City Star during the holiday season to our veterans who have served us with such honor and bravery,” said RTA Board Chair and Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan.
“It is a pleasure for the members of the Regional Transportation Authority to be able to offer free rides to our veterans throughout the holiday season. It is a small token of our appreciation for their service to our country,” said Williamson County Mayor and RTA Board Member Rogers Anderson. “Hopefully, there will be many of our veterans to take advantage of this opportunity and save some money they can utilize elsewhere.”
For more information on the Vets for Holidays program, contact RTA Customer Care at 615-862-5950 from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm on weekdays, 8 am to 5 pm on Saturdays and 10:30 am to 2:30 pm on Sundays, or visit their website.