NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — If you're a parent of a Metro Nashville student, WeGo wants to make your mornings a little easier by offering free rides to students around town.
For years - the "StrIDe Program" has allowed high school students to get unlimited rides on WeGo Public Transit buses. Their student ID cards are activated as bus passes at the beginning of the school year.
But this year - the program has been extended to include all middle school students.
Three middle schools are already a part of the program, and there are talks to add routes to three other middle schools by winter break.
WeGo says the goal is to help young people with any fears of public transportation, make students going to school feel more comfortable, and let students learn bus etiquette.
About 4,500 students used the bus last year, accounting for 17% of riders.