In partnership with the Mayor's Office, Metro Council, and Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS), the Nashville MTA offers StrIDe, an innovative program that provides opportunities for students to travel to and from school and other extracurricular activities via an MTA bus.
Effective this school year, all MNPS students enrolled in grades 9 through 12 will be able to ride MTA buses at no cost. Students in grades 5 through 8 who attend an out-of-zone school where they have no yellow bus service are eligible to participate in the StrIDe program during the 2016-17 school year with parental permission. Contact your middle school office for permission forms and eligibility information. This transit partnership works in tandem with regular MNPS bus transportation and is a privilege afforded MNPS students through the partnership.
High school students' MNPS ID cards serve as their school ID card, library card and MTA bus pass. The cards are programmed to work on the fare boxes on all MTA buses. Students should place their ID above the bulls-eye located on the fare box and wait for the box to beep. This sound indicates the card has been recognized, and the student will be allowed to board.
A new school ID card will be issued at the start of the school year and is non-transferrable. It is only valid for bus rides on MTA. Students will be issued student ID cards at their respective schools. Cost to replace a lost or damaged card is $15 and can be obtained from their school. Students will be limited to three replacement cards per semester.
Students utilizing this service must follow the MTA Code of Conduct or face revocation of MTA bus transportation privileges. The Code of Conduct is posted at Music City Central and online at NashvilleMTA.org.
For more information about bus routes or schedules, call MTA Customer Care at (615) 862-5950.