Report The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread in Nashville Posted February 23, 2006 Another public transit idea that Chicago utilizes well is having sports announcers tell people, "please take a train or bus to this event" and the news points out connecting busses, shuttles to offsite parking, etc. It would be really good if Nashville could work it out so that trains bring people downtown shortly before events like ball games and then run back out sometime after the event, although I know that ballgames can run into overtime. Just a suggestion. Fantastic suggestion! Maybe then the buses would run later when i need them to. I take MTA to all Sounds games. What stinks is that in order to catch the last outbound bus to go home, i have to leave the stadium at 9:15. So for a game that starts at 7 pm, i usually have to leave in the 8th inning. (makes me miss SF when I could catch an entire Giants game, stop for a beer, get a bus/train home and not even fret about it) Realistically, though -- i don't think radio announcements (or any other PSA) will get Middle Tennesseans out of their cars in any meaningful numbers. But $$ will. Cut into the bottom-line and we'll see a demand. So, if more people demand this service do you think MTA/RTA/Whoever will supply it?