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30 Days of Transit
Posted on March 29, 2014

Transit Month starts April 1st with new partners and more events.  This year we have partnered with Walk/Bike Nashville, Young Professionals in Transportation, and the Oasis Center to expand our beloved Transit Week into 30 Days of Transit.  Instead of a week of events, we have created a platform for our partners to host transit oriented events.  Check out the list below and also our calendar on our homepage so you can import the event details into your personal calendar.  We’d like to thank our long standing partners – Nashville MTA, Nashville Civic Design Center, Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee, Amp Coalition, Nashville Farmers Market, TDOT, Cumberland Region Tomorrow, Nashville Area MPO, and Mayor Karl Dean.

Every Monday is Multi-Modal Monday – take your bike and place it on the bus.  It’s easy.  Just watch this short how-to video.

Every Sunday is Ride to Worship

April 5th – Where are you going?  Art & Transit Exhibit

Where Are You Going? is a photo-voice project coordinated by the William Neil Rollins Art Studio at Oasis Center and the Oasis Center’s MTA Youth Action Team, which is a youth advisory council formed through a partnership between Oasis Center and Nashville MTA.

Fort Houston – 500 Houston St, Nashville, TN 37203 | 6:00 – 9:00 pm

April 6th – Live it Up!  Downtown Home Tour

Living downtown is an exciting experience. Catch a glimpse of urban life, Nashville-style, at the 11th Annual Downtown Home Tour presented by the Nashville Downtown Partnership. Urban living thrives on unique and dynamic spaces, especially in Music City where the freshness of modernity meets the character of history. This home tour showcases distinctive floor plans, contemporary spaces, unique character and the best panoramic views in the city.

Buy tickets online ($10)

Downtown Nashville | 12:00 – 6:00 pm

April 12th – Southern Word on the Music City Circuit

Southern Word offers creative solutions for youth to build literacy and presentation skills, reconnect to their education and to their lives, and act as leaders in the improvement of their communities.   Southern Word performers will be on the Music City Circuit Green Line throughout the day.  Grab a ride from downtown to the Gulch and catch a performance.

Music City Circuit Green Line (Riverfront to the Gulch) | 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

April 16th – Music City Star Excursion to Hamilton Springs

The Nashville Civic Design Center is hosting an Urban Design Forum at Tennessee’s first Transit Oriented Development in Hamilton Springs.  The train will depart at 5:45 pm and Greyline Coaches will bring you back to Riverfront Station around 8:00 pm.  Refreshments will be provided.  Limited seats are available so get them now.

Buy tickets online!

Riverfront Station | 5:45 pm departure

April 17th – MTA Committee Meetings

The Nashville MTA hosts their committee meetings once a month on the third Thursday of each month.  So if you would like to learn more about the MTA and how they operate, this is a good opportunity to sit in and learn.

Music City Central – Upper Level Conference Room next to Security | 1:00 – 3:00 pm

April 18th – Bus Egg Hunt

Keep your eyes open early Friday morning for hidden Easter Eggs on your bus.  There’s a surprise in each one.  If you’re lucky enough to find one, please take a picture of yourself with your egg and post it to your social media account with the hashtag #busegg

All MTA Fixed Route Buses | Early Morning Commute

April 19th – Nashville Earth Day

Come see us at Centennial Park at Earth Day and learn about the benefits of taking public transportation.  You can take MTA #3 & 5 to get to the park.

Check out the Nashville Earth Day Map online

Centennial Park | 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

April 22nd – Transit Oriented Drinks

Join Young Professionals in Transportation—Nashville for their bi-monthly socializing and networking event, Transit Oriented Drinks (TOD). Every other month we will designate a bar within walking distance of a public transportation route to convene and mingle with fellow YPT members and friends.

This month’s Transit Oriented Drinks will take place at Barlines Downtown Nashville, located in the Omni Hotel.

RSVP Online

Barlines – Omni Hotel Downtown

250 5th Avenue South Nashville, TN 37203 | 5:00 – 7:00 pm

April 23rd – Lunch @ Nashville Farmers Market

Did you know that Nashville has a free downtown circulator that will take you to the Farmers Market?  Well, it does.  The Music City Circuit Blue Line runs from the Riverfront Station and then down 5th Ave to the Farmers Market.  Come down for lunch and then stop by our table for dessert.

Nashville Farmers Market | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

April 24th – MTA Board Meeting

The Nashville MTA hosts their board meeting once a month on the fourth Thursday of each month.  So if you would like to learn more about the MTA and how they operate, this is a good opportunity to sit in and learn.

Music City Central – Upper Level Conference Room next to Security | 1:00 – 3:00 pm

April 24th  – TDOT Book-a-Planner

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will be visiting with youth at the Oasis Center to get their feedback on what Tennessee should focus on regarding future transportation needs.  This feedback will be used in TDOT’s new long-range transportation plan.

Oasis Center | 4:00 – 6:30 pm

April 30th – Power of Ten Regional Summit

The 2014 POWER OF TEN Regional Summit will bring together 700+ public and private sector regional leaders on April 30th, 2014 in Nashville’s TPAC Polk Theater to continue our region’s dialogue and action on key issues of regional importance. This sixth POWER OF TEN Regional Summit will focus on our key regional issue of Land Use and Quality Growth with the title “Redeveloping Middle Tennessee’s Communities: Infill, Innovation, Investment.”

RSVP Online

TPAC Polk Theatre | 12:00 – 6:00 pm