All aboard! Amtrak may return to Nashville

While the recent proposal by President Joe Biden for proposed rail service is exciting — particularly the Nashville to Atlanta route — don’t start packing just yet. The Biden plan is still brand new and, as with any government proposal, plans are subject to change. And delays. And setbacks. Biden has proposed $80 billion for passenger…

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Southerners spend more of their income on commuting

We Southerners spend a larger percentage of our income getting to and from work than other regions of the United States, largely because of the length of our commutes, according to one survey. The annual cost of commuting varies from $6,427 in the South to $6,815 in the Northeast according to Clever, a service that…

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Expect higher gas prices from Colonial Pipeline cyberattack

Gas stations in some Southeastern states and along the East Coast were running out of gas this week partly because panicked customers were rushing to fill their tanks after a major pipeline shut down over the weekend. Some Middle Tennessee gas stations were seeing long lines as customers overwhelmed the pumps to fill up their…

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Nashville mayor proposes fully funding the city’s public transportation

In what Nashville Mayor John Cooper said is, “the largest funding of transportation that we’ve ever seen,” he proposed $53 million in funding for WeGo Public Transit services, restoring the $22.3 million cut from last year’s budget, plus extra for inflation. Glenn McGehee, TMA’s chairman of the board and president of SouthStar, LLC, commended Cooper’s…

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The TMA Group Named One of the Best Workplaces for Commuters

We are proud and happy to announce that The TMA Group has been named one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters in 2020. The TMA Group was given the honor for being among the 450 forward-thinking businesses nationwide who offer exceptional employer-provided commuter benefits that meet the National Standard of Excellence criteria. “Employers like The…

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A cheaper commute? Yes, with a commuter benefits program

Wouldn’t it be nice if someone helped with the cost of your daily commute? Well, there’s a way through a program called “commuter benefits,” but only if your employer enrolls in a commuter benefits program. With commuter benefits, you have the monthly cost of your commute deducted from your paycheck before paying taxes. Those tax-free…

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