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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Four of the 100 most jammed-up traffic bottlenecks in the country are right here in Nashville

Four locations along Nashville’s interstates rank among the most backed-up bottlenecks for trucks – and other traffic – in the United States. A list of the country’s 100 most-congested bottlenecks is released annually by the American Transportation Research Institute, and in the 2021 list, Nashville’s three interstates – I-24, I-40 and I-65 – appeared four…

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Pooling in the Pandemic

COVID-19 and the response to it potentially has changed the landscape of employment, work and commute for most Middle Tennessee employers and employees for the next decade. As the pandemic spread, beginning in early spring, some companies, both large and small, public and private, closed their offices and sent employees home to work remotely to…

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VanStar’s New Website

The VanStar team has been hard at work refreshing and improving our communication with our vanpool participants. We are pleased to launch a new website that is user-friendly, has an improved interface, and includes easy-to-access rideshare route research and planning. Our team wanted to simplify and streamline the way our rideshare participants receive the information…

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