• 2016 Annual Partnership Luncheon
    2016 Annual Partnership Luncheon
    Middle Tennessee mayors, legislators, and community leaders celebrated the end of the year on Dec 14 and honored individuals from across their region significant contribution to Middle Tennessee's transportation initiatives over the past year. Learn more about this year's leadership award recipients and successes.
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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 20, 2017
  • Booming population causes traffic nightmares across Middle Tennessee

    As the population booms, congestion on Middle Tennessee’s roads is causing traffic nightmares across the region.  With 30,000 new people calling this region home each year, growing pains have spilled into the streets–literally.  Nashville traffic has been described as unbelievable, but a change is coming.

  • January 18, 2017
  • Details begin to emerge on Haslam's gas tax plan 

    Gov. Bill Haslam's gas tax plan is expected to include a 7-cent per gallon increase on gasoline and a hike in the fee Tennesseans pay to renew their license plate registration, three sources familiar with the governor's proposal told The Tennessean on Tuesday.  Haslam's effort to raise the gas tax comes as the state faces a $6 billion road project backlog, a point the governor has made for several months.

  • January 18, 2017
  • Governor Haslam Proposes Gas Tax Increase

     Citing a critical need to address Tennessee's crumbling roads and bridges, Governor Bill Haslam announced he will introduce legislation which would raise the state's gas tax in an effort to help pay for transportation needs.

    As announced on Wednesday, the bill, known as the "IMPROVE Act," would create $278 million in new revenue funds by raising the gas tax by 7 cents per gallon. Bringing the total tax on regular gas in Tennessee to 28.4 cents a gallon

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