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 Local Transportation

Airport Transportation

Scheduled bus service is available to and from Nashville International Airport using Route 18 Airport/Downtown. Located in the Ground Transportation area on Level 1 at the airport, APTA attendees can access the stop by making a right as they exit the airport and continuing straight until they see a blue-and-white Nashville MTA sign. The service operates hourly daily and costs $1.70 one-way.  Several APTA block hotels are accessible along the Downtown portion of the route with major time points at Music City Center (Convention Center) and Music City Central (Downtown bus station). Visit http://nashvillemta.org/Nashville-MTA-Maps-and-Schedules.asp for a downloadable version.  Schedules are also available on-site. To read more about service to and from the Airport, visit http://nashvillemta.org/Nashville-MTA-airport-service.asp.

Your return trip to the airport is just as easy. Route 18 Airport/Downtown buses depart from Bay 13 at Music City Central.  To access Music City Central, catch a Route 18 bus on 6th Avenue as it travels to Downtown and stay onboard as the bus departs from Downtown. Or, catch the Green Circuit, a free Downtown circulator service that runs every 30 minutes during a.m. peak. Route 18 buses do not stop at Music City Center when traveling to the airport.

For the quickest trip, catch an18 Airport Express bus and get to the airport in about 20 minutes. Depending on traffic, local trips can take anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes.

Both the Route 18 and Green Circuit schedules can be downloaded at http://nashvillemta.org/Nashville-MTA-Maps-and-Schedules.asp. To read more about service to and from the Airport, visit http://nashvillemta.org/Nashville-MTA-airport-service.asp.

Accessible Transportation

For attendees requiring paratransit services, we are pleased to offer Access On Demand sponsored by UZURV.

Using code APTANASH2018, attendees can call 615-823-4466 option #3 to request Access On Demand. This number will be available beginning Friday, September 21 at 8 a.m. and services will remain active until 9pm on Wednesday, September 26. Trips can be requested with as little as one hour notice.

WeGo Access, our traditional paratransit service, is also available. Scheduling must be done 24 hours in advance of your trip. Please contact Marilyn Yokley marilyn.yokley@nashville.gov for information about visitor eligibility prior to arriving in Nashville.

All trips will be at no cost.

Transportation Between Conference Hotels and Music City Center​

All conference hotels are with walking distance of the Music City Center (Convention Center), with the exception of the Doubletree by Hilton Nashville Downtown and Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown, which are serviced by the Music City Circuit - Route 61-Green Circuit. The service is free. Visit http://www.nashvillemta.org/Nashville-MTA-Music-City-Circuit.asp​ for information about the Circuit. WeGo Public Transit will also have this information available at their host table in the APTA registration area, Registration Area 2, Level 2, Music City Center.

Complimentary Transit Pass

Conference registrants can pick up their complimentary transit passes by visiting the customer service area at Music City Central or the pop-up customer care kiosk on-site at Music City Center during the conference.

Each attendee will be provided with an unlimited 7-Day Pass to use the system. Customer Care hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. The Music City Center (Convention Center) hours of operation are the same as conference hours.

Attendees should have with them their conference badge or a valid picture ID and email confirmation they are attending the conference to receive their 7-Day Pass.

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