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MASK MANDATE UPDATE (April 19, 2022):

Due to the court ruling by U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) January 29, 2021 Order requiring masks on public transportation conveyances and at public transportation hubs is no longer in effect. Effective immediately, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will not enforce the mask mandate on public transportation due to this court ruling.

In accordance with the court ruling and the TSA no longer enforcing the federal facemask mandate, facemasks will no longer be required for our customers and staff members on our public transit vehicles and facilities. However, anyone needing or choosing to wear a facemask is encouraged to do so.

Upper Cumberland Public Transit

The UCHRA Public Transportation program, operated by the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency, strives to provide safe, affordable, and dependable public transportation to residents of all ages in the 14-county Upper Cumberland area of Tennessee.

UC Public Transportation has a fleet of 100+ vehicles.
On average, we provide 230,000 trips per year to the residents of the Upper Cumberland.
We log approximately 2,500,000 miles annually by getting our passengers to where they need to go.

Start riding with UCHRA Public Transportation today!



Click here to request a Callback Booking!

UCHRA Public Transportation requires only a 24-hour notice for most rides. Give us a call to set up your next trip or schedule a callback booking now!

Explore some of our most popular transportation options:

Meet Cookeville/Putnam County area’s new mobility-on-demand service. Partnering with Routematch Uber Technologies as a part of their mobile app service, users can select Pick Up Cookeville from the Uber app for rides within Putnam County. This service is offered after hours and on weekends.

Go Upper Cumberland provides a deviated fixed-route bus system in Algood, Cookeville, McMinnville, and Crossville; picking up and dropping off passengers at designated points along the route.

Ride Upper Cumberland offers door-to-door public transportation in each county we serve. Transportation services are customized by each county to address the local needs of residents as they are identified.

Connect Upper Cumberland provides each community with daily intercity bus service on I-40 and I-24 routes into Nashville and Murfreesboro with stops along the route including the Greyhound Bus Station, airport, and other requested destinations.

Job Access Program

The Job Access Program is designed to assist qualifying low‐income individuals with transportation to and from their place of employment. The program also assists with transportation to and from childcare for all eligible dependents.

Our shuttle service provides corporate event, individual contract, and after-hours transportation services for groups at a rate of $50 per hour with a minimum of four hours

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UC Public Transportation is dedicated to making your experience the best possible. If we have succeeded in this, let us know. Have we fallen short of your expectations? We want to know this, too! Click here to take a short survey about our transportation services.

Also from this page, a request for Reasonable Modifications can be made. Click here to view the Feedback/Reasonable Modification page.

See what others are saying

…friendly service with a smile…

Kelli Smart, UCHRA Public Transportation Client

The supervisor came out to talk to me and was very sweet. She took her time to explain everything and made sure all of the information was correct. She even made sure to inform the bus driver of my concerns who in turn calmed all my nerves. Overall a wonderful experience with a very careful supervisor.

Roger Reeves, UCHRA Public Transportation Client