As leaders, our mission is to develop a sustainable culture throughout State Government. We will model this culture in TDEC and assist state agencies in implementing best practices that improve efficiency, reduce environmental impacts, and contribute to fiscally-sound government. Action-based approaches will focus on travel, building and purchasing.
In honor of May being national Clean Air Month, we are recognizing one of the ways that the State of Tennessee is helping residents improve our state’s air quality.
In 2007, the Tennessee Department of Transportation created the “Tennessee Smart Commute” website, to help commuters in the volunteer state identify alternative ways of traveling to and from work each day. The Smart Commute website is a one-stop source of information on commuting options across the state.
With air quality increasingly impacting the health of residents across the state, it’s important for Tennesseans to know all of the commuting options that are available to help reduce the pollutants that can cause health problems. The Tennessee Smart Commute website provides information on a variety of commuting options including walking, biking, passenger rail, public transit, and ridesharing.
The State of Tennessee offers many options for their employees in Middle Tennessee to get to work. For years, state employees have had access to free parking, but the state now offers many more choices in downtown Nashville. Some options you will find are: priority parking for carpool, vanpoolers, and motorcycles; Swipe N Ride-free MTA bus pass; and bicycle locker storage. Now, there are multiple ways you can choose to get to work that can be cheaper and healthier for you!
To learn more about the Tennessee Smart Commute Web site, visit http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/smartcommute.
You may also send any comments and suggestions to TN.SmartCommute@tn.gov.