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Old 05-26-2014, 06:11 PM
 
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Hey everyone,

I will be starting a position with the State of TN located downtown Nashville.. The problem is I've never lived in a setting like this so I am super nervous.. I was wondering if anyone on here could tell me the best possible way to get to working Monday-Friday?

I will be relocating somewhere close to Nashville very soon (Still in the process of finding a place) but I would ideally like to Park and use the shuttle services OR possibly use the Music City Star Train system.


I do know that State employees can apply to get a Swipe N Ride card which allows free public transportation.. but does anyone have any insight on how the Sate employee parking by the ball Fields works? I have so many questions and any insights or information would help

Thanks so much in advance!

-E.D.
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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BY the "ball fields," I assume you mean the RTA's 91X Relax and Ride shuttle, which picks up and drops off in the Civitan ballfield parking lot on Concord Rd. in Brentwood. That bus also picks up in Franklin in the Williamson Square Kroger parking lot.

State employees tickets for that bus are subsidized by the state; you would need to park in that lot and catch the bus there.

http://www.musiccitystar.org/Middle-...-schedules.asp

Really, it's hard for us to recommend anything without knowing where you will live. Above all, we need to know your housing budget. Are you planning to rent or buy? If you're planning to rent, you would have MANY more options in Franklin than Brentwood.

The Music City Star train only goes to Hermitage, Donelson. Mt. Juliet and Lebanon.
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:37 AM
 
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I think she means the parking at LP Field. They then take the shuttle into Downtown to work at the State office buildings.
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Old 05-27-2014, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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So you would drive all the way into downtown to park at LP Field only to ride a shuttle across the bridge??
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Old 05-27-2014, 09:30 AM
 
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Here are the routes for the Swipe & Ride:

Tennessee Smart Commute

Nashville is really lacking in public transportation options, BTW . . . .
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Old 05-27-2014, 09:36 AM
 
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So you would drive all the way into downtown to park at LP Field only to ride a shuttle across the bridge??
A lot of people park at LP field and take the shuttle.
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Old 05-27-2014, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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A lot of people park at LP field and take the shuttle.
Hmm. I guess that helps with the downtown parking problem but it doesn't really keep cars off the interstates.

Anyway, I hope OP comes back soon with more details.
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Old 05-27-2014, 09:41 AM
 
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Nashville is really lacking in public transportation options, BTW . . . .
That is correct.

One of the biggest concerns for people who want to ride public transit is that once the Star or Relax and Ride bus drops you at the terminus (Music City Central or Riverfront train stop), there is not really a way to get to your office except to walk.
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Old 05-27-2014, 10:11 AM
 
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That is correct.

One of the biggest concerns for people who want to ride public transit is that once the Star or Relax and Ride bus drops you at the terminus (Music City Central or Riverfront train stop), there is not really a way to get to your office except to walk.
While I think that's true for much of Nashville, I don't think that's true at all for people working downtown or in the Gulch (and hopefully midtown and West End if the AMP is built). The downtown circulator sand the MTA shuttles all pick up at the Star terminus, and the circulator is timed for the arrival of train. For the OP the circulator drops off at most 2 blocks away for state employees along 5th Ave.

If I lived along the Star route and worked downtown I would love to take it to work.
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Old 05-27-2014, 10:14 AM
 
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While I think that's true for much of Nashville, I don't think that's true at all for people working downtown or in the Gulch (and hopefully midtown and West End if the AMP is built). The downtown circulator sand the MTA shuttles all pick up at the Star terminus, and the circulator is timed for the arrival of train. For the OP the circulator drops off at most 2 blocks away for state employees along 5th Ave.

If I lived along the Star route and worked downtown I would love to take it to work.
True, the Music City Circuit is free and awesome, with many stops:

Nashville MTA Music City Circuit - Free bus service to key destinations in downtown Nashville

I think of it as a tourist bus; not sure how I forgot it.
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