• 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

  • January 23, 2018
  • Murfreesboro firefighters heading up door-to-door census count  

    If you haven't filled out the city of Murfreesboro's Special Census yet, a uniformed Murfreesboro firefighter may be knocking on your door.

    Currently, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department members are going door-to-door to help the city collect names and complete an accurate count of households who have not filled out and returned the special census form by mail or online.   

    The population of Murfreesboro was last certified in 2011 by the State of Tennessee at 109,031, after an annexation special census count. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the 2016 population for Murfreesboro to be 131,947. Based on the current number of households, along with building permits issued for new residential dwellings, the 2017-2018 population likely exceeds the 2016 estimate.  

    “The Special Census certifies the city’s growth in population,” said Planning Director Gary Whitaker. “We believe the City has added at least 20,000 new residents since the last census and that could mean an additional $2.9 million per year in state-shared funding.”


  • January 18, 2018
  • T-DOT Awards $6-Million Grant For New Rover Home

    Murfreesboro is awarded a $6-million Tennessee Department Of Transportation grant for a new transit facility and office at the corner of West Main Street and Bridge Avenue.

    It was a Competitive Transit Capital Grant to cover the final design and construction of the new center.

    When completed, the Rover bus full-service facility will cost $11.5 million. Murfreesboro's Transit Center will include a 12,700 square foot garage and office complex. Officials estimate the project should be completed by 2021.

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