Located in the center of Tennessee, Mid-Cumberland Public Transit provides curb-to-curb rural public transportation services to the residents of Cheatham, Houston, Humphreys and Stewart Counties. Rides are scheduled on a first-call, first-served basis with priority given to medical trips. All rides are charged at a sliding scale based on income.
In addition to ADA Paratransit, the organization also offers a regular bus service with flexible schedules, operating in the towns of Clarksville, Cookeville, Franklin, Murfreesboro and Shelbyville. Fares are often cheaper than a gallon of gas. The organization is funded by grants from the federal government and the state of Tennessee through the Department of Transportation, Section 5311 Title III-B of the Older Americans Act (distributed through the Greater Nashville Regional Council), support from local cities and counties and other purchase-of-service contracts and fares.
The organization also serves as the Middle Tennessee Rural Planning Organization, which is part of a state-wide planning process that includes two MPO's and 11 RPO's in rural areas throughout the state. This ensures that the voice of rural officials is included in the decision making process to help achieve quality competence and fairness in transportation matters.
A four-way stop is planned for the intersection of Tuttle and Middle roads in Cumberland, which has been the site of 29 crashes since 2010. The plan was discussed at a neighborhood meeting Monday and endorsed by the town council. But some residents raised concerns about potential traffic backups and safety risks on the road.