Planning Your Trip 

Specify the Origin and the Destination  by entering: 

  • • An address, e.g. 400 Charlotte Ave. 
  • • An intersection, e.g. Nolensville Pike and Thompson Lane, or Nolensville Pike @ Thompson Lane  OR 
  • • A landmark, e.g. Music City Central 

Tip:  If you are having difficulty matching your address or intersection, try omitting unit/suite numbers, street suffixes (i.e. St., Ave., Pl.) and/or directional indicators (i.e. N, S, E, W)  .

To search for landmarks, click on Landmarks  tab and choose a category from the drop-down list. 

If the information that you enter can be interpreted in more than one way, a list of possible matches is returned. 

Note:  If you are having problems with a specific location, please try entering it using the address. 

Enter a Date/Time  for departure or arrival and whether you want to Depart or Arrive at the time of day specified. 

By default, Trip Planning assumes that your request is made for today, departing at a time close to the current time .

The Date  displayed is the date from which your "Trip Planning" results will be determined. Date selection is important as MTA provides different levels of service on different days. A trip valid on a weekday may not be available on the weekend, or on a future weekday after a service change. 

Enter the Time  of day you want to travel. 

Trip Planning will find itineraries based on the exact time provided. Remember, times at some stops are estimated based on normal conditions and actual times may vary slightly. Please allow sufficient walking time to/from your Origin/Destination. 

Select Options 

The Sort Results drop-down menu enables you to optimize your itinerary search results by: 

  • • Trip Time — sorts itineraries by the shortest trip 
  • • Number of Transfers — sorts itineraries by the fewest transfers 
  • • Walking Distance — sorts itineraries by the shortest walking distance 

Clicking on the wheelchair access required  check box ensures that the Trip Plan search results only include itineraries providing this service. 

Trip Planning Result 

The result of your trip planning appears in tabs as options. For instance, Option 1 Leaving at 2:35p 37 min, Option 2 Leaving at 2:30p 37min, etc.   Itinerary options are sorted and displayed according to the selection specified previously (Number of Transfers, Duration or Walking Distance).  

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