Free rides available after 9 p.m. on MTA bus routes on New Year’s Eve
Extended service part of Miller Lite Free Rides New Year’s promotion
NASHVILLE – Beginning at 9 p.m. Thursday, December 31, 2015, free bus rides will be available on all MTA bus routes, and service will be extended until 2:30 a.m. Friday, January 1, 2016, on 14 bus routes as part of a special Miller Lite Free Rides New Year’s promotion. MillerCoors is underwriting this service. Recently, they activated 1-800-FREE-RIDES (1-800-373-3743), a toll-free number that directs calls to the MTA Customer Care Call Center. Customers also may get more information by texting FREERIDES to 90464 or going online to nashvillemta.org.
“Miller Lite is proud to expand our partnership with the MTA to provide safe and free rides to Nashville residents and visitors on New Year’s Eve,” said Diane Wagner, Responsibility Commerce Manager at MillerCoors. “Working together with MTA and DET Distributing, we will help people have a great time and get home safely.”
Nashville MTA buses will operate regular weekday schedules until midnight, when 14 corridor and neighborhood routes will offer extended hours of service until 2 a.m. For specific route information, riders should visit nashvillemta.org.
In addition, Free Rides are taking place on the Music City Star beginning at 6:40 p.m. Advance reservations were required since only 650 round-trip tickets were available, and the train has already sold out.
"We're pleased to partner with Miller Lite this New Year's Eve to provide customers free and convenient transportation," Nashville MTA and Regional Transportation Authority CEO Steve Bland said. "We encourage people going out on New Year's Eve to take advantage of the free and extended service and let us be their designated driver."
Beginning at midnight, 14 routes on extended service will operate from Broadway and 7th Avenue instead of Music City Central. Listed below are the routes:
3 – West End/White Bridge
4 – Shelby
7 – Hillsboro
10 – Charlotte
12 – Nolensville Pike
15 – Murfreesboro Pike
18 – Airport/Downtown Hotels
22 - Bordeaux
23 - Dickerson Road
26 - Gallatin Pike
29/19 - Jefferson/Herman
34 - Opry Mills
60 - Music City Blue Circuit AccessRide
Buses on routes operating extended service will depart at 12:30 a.m. and 2 a.m. from Broadway and 7th Avenue. An additional 1 a.m. departure is available for customers traveling on Route 15 Murfreesboro Pike or Route 26 Gallatin Pike. Buses will operate from downtown and will only stop to drop off passengers.
Route 3 West End/White Bridge will provide a continuous shuttle from this temporary location to West End and 31st Avenue, and the Music City Blue Circuit will operate its route as a continuous shuttle.
For additional information about Nashville MTA and any of its services, please visit nashvillemta.org or call Customer Care at (615) 862-5950.