WeGo Public Transit has begun operating an enhanced service plan in anticipation of increased ridership due to the gradual reopening of Nashville’s economy.
Service modifications were implemented in late March to more effectively respond to the Metro Public Health Department’s and Mayor’s Safer at Home Order while still providing essential transportation service for Nashvillians. Those changes, like the enhanced service plan beginning May 31, were created in partnership with Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1235 leadership to ensure service could best balance the ongoing transportation needs of customers and the continued health and safety of bus operators.
WeGo Saturday+ Enhanced Service
The new plan, building on the Saturday+ scenario, features additional frequency on the following routes to allow for proper social and physical distancing:
- 8 8th Avenue South
- 23 Dickerson Pike
- 76 Madison
- 18 Airport
- 50 Charlotte Pike
It also will feature overall enhanced frequency and additional trips from Downtown to the mid-point of each route, operating every 10-15 minutes between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on the following routes:
- 22 Bordeaux – additional trips to and from Central and Clarksville & 25th
- 52 Nolensville Pike – additional trips to and from Central and Walmart
- 55 Murfreesboro Pike – additional trips to and from Central and Thompson Lane; buses for these additional trips will depart from Bay 17
- 56 Gallatin Pike – additional trips to and from Central and Madison Library; buses for these additional trips will depart from Bay 14
All remaining bus routes not mentioned above will continue to operate on the Saturday+ schedule put into effect on March 30. Riverfront Station reopened June 1 for WeGo Star passengers.
Additional service updates include stop consolidation along routes 3 West End/White Bridge, 5 West End/Bellevue, and 7 Hillsboro. This consolidation will see some stops eliminated while others are expanded with additional or new bus shelters, which recently have been installed.
An overview of the new plan can now be found at WeGoTransit.com. Members of the public are encouraged to sign up for WeGo’s newsletter, follow on social media, and visit WeGoTransit.com for continuous updates.