Franklin Transit Authority enlarges bus route system with 100 new stops
The Franklin Transit Authority overhauled its system, adding 100 new stops, new buses and a new service plan.
The Franklin Transit Authority launched the new service plan on Monday after studying the issue for nearly 18 months and soliciting public input. Transit system officials said they hope to reach more riders with first-ever stops at Columbia State, downtown Franklin and residential neighborhoods such as Fieldstone Farms and Natchez Street.
FTA has transitioned away from a fixed route system to one that resembles a grid. Henry said that design came when users asked for more frequent stops. The FTA has whittled the time between pickup and drop-off of passengers from 60 to 30 minutes. FTA also added eight new drivers and four new vehicles.