Thompson’s Station mayor backs HOV enforcement, ride sharing incentives

If you “run your mouth too much at a town hall meeting” what happens? You get elected mayor, of course. Well, if you’re Thompson’s Station Mayor Cory Napier it happens that way, more or less. Napier moved to Thompson’s Station from Green Hills 20 years ago “to get away from traffic.” Imagine his frustration now […]

Businesses offer transit, carpooling incentives as recruitment, sustainability tool

Most mornings, at 6:30 a.m., Smryna resident Jansen Donsbach meets her sister-in-law, living in Murfreesboro, and they take turns driving one another to their jobs in Nashville on a shared, hour-long commute. Donsbach works at the Tennessee State Capitol downtown as a legislative assistant and her sister-in-law works at a health care business on West […]

Hytch Makes Carpooling Pay in Tennessee

Mark Cleveland understands how hard it can be to get people and companies to make sustainable choices. The startup he founded, Hytch, has a solution that’s taking off fast: cold hard cash. To put it simply, Hytch pays people to carpool, or otherwise team up on their daily commutes. Since launching in February of this […]

Ride-sharing startup Hytch Rewards pitches to industry

Carpooling can help commuters save money, make friends or reduce their carbon footprint. But what if it also could be harnessed for industrial development? That’s part of the momentum behind Hytch Rewards, an app-based ride-sharing startup that pays participants cash per mile for linking up on their commutes. See Article

Ridesharing with Mayor Randall Hutto

Wilson County Mayor Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto sings oldies in the shower and does not enjoy eating booger flavored jelly beans. We’re sure you won’t find that anywhere on his résumé, but it’s amazing what you can learn about someone while sharing a ride. Hutto Hytched through Wilson County to experience the new Ride-Sharing […]

Hytchin’ Around with Eric Stuckey, City of Franklin

Franklin City Administrator Eric Stuckey: As Franklin grows, demands on infrastructure increaseFranklin city administrator points to better use of HOV lanes and ride sharing technology as ways to address traffic congestion. It’s no surprise that Franklin, Tennessee, is thriving and growing. After all, it’s an exceptionally desirable community in which to live and work. “But […]

Starting a Hytch with Rep. Mike Sparks

Tennessee State Representative Mike Sparks – Smyrna Area Picture yourself driving up to Nashville on I-24 or I-65 and imagine the last time you saw a single occupant vehicle pulled over for violating Tennessee’s HOV lane laws? Drawing a blank?  State Representative Mike Sparks has something to say about that. Nashville entertainer Carissa Biele took […]

Ridesharing with Ralph Schulz

President & CEO – Nashville Chamber of Commerce If you’re considering joining in a contest of Nashville trivia, make sure Ralph Schulz is on your team!  As President and CEO of the Nashville Chamber, he specializes in all things Nashville — facts, statistics and information about Nashvillians’ lifestyles are essential to his work for the […]