City of Franklin issues citations after party buses migrate down from Nashville

In addition to bars, pedal taverns and other "transpotainment" vehicles were shut down by the city of Nashville. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
In addition to bars, pedal taverns and other "transpotainment" vehicles were shut down by the city of Nashville. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

In addition to bars, pedal taverns and other "transpotainment" vehicles were shut down by the city of Nashville. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

After Metro Nashville officials announced in July that as part of ongoing coronavirus restrictions, party buses and other "transpotainment" vehicles would no longer be permitted to operate, the city of Franklin announced Aug. 10 that some buses had traveled south over the weekend and had attempted to set up operations.

"On Saturday, some party buses showed up. Nashville is restricting their activity due to some of their COVID-19 restrictions, and so some of them decided to come on down to Franklin and we learned about that late morning [and] early afternoon on Saturday," Franklin City Administrator Eric Stuckey said in a social media post.


Stuckey said officers with the Franklin Police Department issued citations related to alcohol consumption on public streets and noise violations.

"That actually shut down pretty quickly, by about 5 o'clock on Saturday, they had shut down operations," Stuckey said.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.