Hytch partners with WeGo Public Transit to reward Middle Tennesseans for traveling responsibly
Community partners come together to reward smart travel behavior on Nashville bus routes
Hytch, LLC, the Nashville-based social impact technology company, together with WeGo Public Transit and the Music City Star with the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee, announce today their partnership to reward commuters who share a ride by taking public transit rather than driving alone. Through this new partnership, individuals who take the public transit in Middle Tennessee will be rewarded for defending clean air and helping solve the many challenges of Music City congestion.
“Hytch’s partnership with WeGo means more than a cash reward for our Middle Tennessee users,” Hytch CEO and co-founder Mark Cleveland said. “Together, we are motivating the rapid adoption of a responsible commuting culture. Hytch Rewards helps people earn mile-by-mile cash rewards for responsible travel behavior, whether users share rides in their personal vehicles or take the bus or train.”
By partnering with Hytch and through the generosity of market sponsors like Reliant Bank, WeGo and Regional Transportation Authority customers can now more easily earn cash rewards when using WeGo buses, like the Circuit, and Regional Transportation Authority services.
“This is just another example of how, through improving the customer experience, we are striving to improve quality of life for everyone in Middle Tennessee,” CEO of WeGo Public Transit Steve Bland said. “By rewarding customers for responsible travel behavior, we are saying we care for our community. Multi-modal transportation is becoming more important every day to address the traffic congestion we all face as Middle Tennessee continues to grow. Carpooling, transit use, bicycles and pedestrian activities are all vitally important to finding mobility solutions that work for everyone.”
Since its February 2018 launch, Hytch has provided a socially conscious solution to traffic congestion by incentivizing citizens using personal vehicles and public transit for daily commutes and related travel. Hytch users have saved the carbon emissions equivalent of more than 65,000 trees by riding together. Each user earns the title of Hytch Hero as they encourage downloads in their local community. Today, more than 7,000 user downloads later, Hytch Heroes are sharing an average of 25,000 miles a day on Tennessee roadways, totaling three million shared miles year to date.
Hytch is available on both iOS and Android smartphones. To learn more about Hytch or download the app, please visit HytchRewards.com.
Hytch is a Nashville-based social impact technology company that rewards people to lower carbon emissions, protect clean air and reduce traffic congestion through logging their shared commutes with the Hytch Rewards platform. By using the free app for iPhone and Android, Hytch Rewards promotes the habits of sharing a ride by enabling users to “Save Trees” and to earn cash rewards when available in sponsored markets. Recognized as a pioneering platform, Hytch received a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Hytch also earned the Nashville Technology Council’s Emerging Company of the Year, the Tennessee Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award and recently, the Sustainable Transportation Award presented by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. To learn more about Hytch, visit HytchRewards.com or contact email@example.com.
ABOUT WEGO PUBLIC TRANSIT AND REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
WeGo Public Transit (formerly Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority) is a public transportation agency that serves all Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County neighborhoods with 47 bus routes, including the free and all-electric bus operated Circuit throughout downtown Nashville, extending from Tennessee State University in North Nashville to the Gulch. WeGo also provides paratransit services (AccessRide), which is a door-to-door mode of transportation for eligible riders with mobility constraints, and physical or cognitive disabilities who are unable to use traditional bus service.
WeGo Public Transit and Regional Transportation Authority
Amanda Clelland, 615-330-4144