• Partnership for Improved Regional Collaboration
    Partnership for Improved Regional Collaboration
    On October 1, 2017 the Greater Nashville Regional Council became the sponsor agency for the Nashville Area MPO. This marked the end to 14 months of work between the GNRC and MPO leadership to evaluate ways for Middle Tennessee to better position itself to address our contiuned growth and regional planning needs. Learn more about the process and benefits to the region.
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  • Have Questions?
    Have Questions?
    Transportation in Middle Tennessee is a hot topic, and there are a lot of questions about how transportation plans are developed and projects implemented. Learn more about the planning process and find answers to frequently asked questions.
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  • Freight and Goods Movement Study
    Freight and Goods Movement Study
    The Nashville Area MPO has recently complete the third phase of its Freight and Goods Movement Study for Middle Tennessee. Learn more about how the region's freight infrastructure impacts our economy and recommeded strategies to improve our freight transportation system.
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  • Regional Transportation Plan
    Regional Transportation Plan
    Find out how city and county leaders from around Middle Tennessee plan to invest in our transportation system over the next 25 years.
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  • Our environment is the single most important factor in determining our health.
    Our environment is the single most important factor in determining our health.
    Learn more about the way our communities are designed and the relationship between our transportation systems and health.
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  • Why Managed Lanes?
    Why Managed Lanes?
    Across the U.S., transportation agencies face both growing congestion and a limited ability to expand freeway capacity. These limitations have led to innovative solutions to improve transportation networks, including managed lanes as a smart alternative to increasing capacity. When properly implemented, managed lanes allow agencies to improve safety and make the most effective and efficient use of existing freeway.
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About the MPO

The Nashville Area MPO leads in the development of the region's long-range transportation plan and short-range transportation improvement program through a partnership among the U.S. DOT, Tennessee DOT, local elected leadership, local planning and public works directors, the business community, and citizens across the Nashville region.

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News & Notes

  • February 22, 2018
  • City leaders working to devise regional transit that works for commuters  

    The wheels are turning on transit plans across Middle Tennessee. Now that Nashville’s "Let's Move" transit plan is on the ballot in May, leaders from Metro's surrounding counties are wondering how their residents fit into the proposal.  A study by the Regional Transit Authority is currently underway looking at how Montgomery County and other counties can hook into the proposed transit plan in Nashville. It considers options like a dedicated bus lane on I-24 and using existing railroad tracks for a commuter train from Clarksville to Nashville. 



  • February 15, 2018
  • City of Spring Hill Approved for I-65 Interchange at Buckner Road Extension

    Spring Hill is now on track to eventually see a new Interstate 65 interchange constructed at a proposed extension of Buckner Road to provide much needed access on the Williamson County end of town. In a letter to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has given conceptual approval to TDOT’s request for I-65 interchange access at the proposed Buckner Road Extension on behalf of the City of Spring Hill. To create this important gateway, the City plans to extend Buckner Road nearly a mile east to I-65. Currently, Saturn Parkway (S.R. 396) is the only I-65 interchange leading into Spring Hill.

    This significant approval means the City has eight years to begin construction on the interchange, and allows the project to proceed to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) phase, an environmental analysis of the project; subsequently, the project also will move into the design phase. The initial estimated cost for the overall project is roughly $28 million.


  • February 1, 2018
  • Nissan launches partnership with local carpooling startup  

    Franklin-based Nissan North America Inc. and Hytch — a carpooling startup founded by local entrepreneur Mark Cleveland — want to pay you to share a ride.

    The automotive giant will now pay Hytch users 5 cents for each mile they share a ride with another person within Middle Tennessee, including if they're taking mass transit, the companies announced Tuesday. Nissan will also pay 1 cent per each mile Hytch users share within the state of Tennessee. Payments will be made to all Hytch users, not just Nissan employees.

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