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 Rewards: Cash Incentives for Carpools & Public Transit

As the “traffic problem” continues to grow in Nashville, the Hytch Rewards app has found a way to help decrease the number of cars traveling back and forth to work every day. Working with partners like Nissan, Sprint, Franklin Synergy Bank, Reliant Bank, David Lipscomb University and others, the Nashville-based social impact tech company has […]

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

Tennessee Impact Fund’s First Investment Aims to Ease Traffic Congestion

ImpactAlpha, August 20 – LaunchTN, an organization that supports Tennessee-based startups, has made its first investment from its $1.7 million seed-stage impact fund, backing a Nashville-based ride sharing app called Hytch. Hytch isn’t the standard ride-sharing app; its rewards-based service aims to incentivize people to make more sustainably-minded travel decisions, whether that’s sharing app-based rides, […]

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 […]

Beating traffic with Mayor Rick Graham

Mayor, City of Spring Hill Rick Graham, Mayor of Spring Hill, says alleviating traffic congestion a top priority “When I got elected, the people said, ‘Get us a Chick-Fil-A and fix the roads,’” says Spring Hill mayor Rick Graham with a laugh. The mayor has delivered on recruiting Chick-Fil-A; addressing traffic congestion in Spring Hill […]