Franklin Transit Authority now provides free rides for active and retired military


Franklin Transit Authority now provides free rides for active and retired military

After expanding routes last year and offering affordable rides to teenagers this summer, the Franklin Transit Authority has unveiled their newest effort to continue moving the community forward.

Beginning Monday, retired, reserve and active military personnel are eligible to ride the Franklin Transit Fixed Routes for free.

“We are thrilled to offer this free service to our military citizens to honor their service to protecting our freedom,” Dale Thomas, Franklin Transit Authority chairman, said in a press release announcing the new policy. “It is our hope this free service will enhance the accessibility, connectivity, and community engagement in Franklin for our American heroes.”

In addition to retired members from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard, the following military personnel are entitled to the free transit fare as well: Active Duty, Reserve, and National Guard. When boarding the transit vehicles, individuals need to show the transit driver their military ID card.

“It is exciting to provide this service to the men and women who sacrifice so much to keep our country safe,” shares Debbie Henry, TMA Group Executive Director. “Providing free rides on the fixed routes to our military personnel makes it possible for these individuals to access jobs, health care, education, social activities, and recreation at no cost.”

For more information on routes, visit the website at www.franklintransit.org or call (615) 628-0260. The TMA Group, a public-private partnership committed to providing innovative, affordable, reliable, and safe mobility options for Middle Tennesseans. The TMA Group manages the Franklin Transit on behalf of the Franklin Transit Authority.

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