The City of Murfreesboro Public Transportation Department is responsible for the administration and operation of public transportation service (Rover) within the City of Murfreesboro. It also works with and/or assists other regional providers with mobility issues.
Rover began service to the public in April of 2007, providing comfortable and convenient bus transportation for the citizens of Murfreesboro along eight routes throughout the city.
This Rover Route Guide can be printed or picked up at City Hall, Linebaugh Library, MTSU, Murfreesboro Housing Authority and on Rover buses, and will help you plan your route.
A copy of Rover's most recent customer satisfaction survey is now available.
How did the Murfreesboro Public Transportation system become "Rover?"
During August and September of 2006, the City of Murfreesboro held a city-wide contest to find a name for its public transportation system, offering a grand prize of $400 in gift certificates, a free year's pass to ride the system's buses, and the person submitting the winning entry would be the first to ride the new transportation system. The purpose of the contest was to involve the community and create some excitement and energy around public transportion in Murfreesboro.
A panel of citizen judges reviewed hundreds of entries based on the criteria of creativity, uniqueness, applicability to Murfreesboro, ability to create visual interest and overall viability as a name. They chose the name "Rover," submitted by 4-year old Savannah Leigh Bowen, because they liked the double entendre aspect as applying to movement as well as to the visual aspects of being able to use canine attributes like a friendly puppy or paw prints as icons.