• 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

  • March 28, 2017
  • Brentwood votes to study traffic signals

    Brentwood City Commission voted Monday to authorize an agreement with Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., for a traffic signal optimization study that will focus on four of the city’s major roadways: Concord Road (SR-253), Moores Lane (SR-441), Wilson Pike (SR-252) and Murray Lane.

    The firm will analyze more than 30 of the city’s traffic signals at intersections along those corridors.

    The work is being funded through a $216,000 federal grant through the Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

  • March 28, 2017
  • Nashvillians back higher tax for transit by 2-to-1 margin, poll finds

    Two-thirds of Nashvillians say they would be willing to pay more in sales tax to support improving public transit if given a vote in a public referendum, a new poll shows.  Those numbers, outlined in a new Vanderbilt University poll released Sunday, could help boost the cause of Middle Tennessee transit advocates — including Mayor Megan Barry — who are seeking action from the state legislature to allow local governments to hold referendums on funding transit projects.

  • March 28, 2017
  • New data: Nashville region still growing by 100 people a day

    New population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show the Nashville metro statistical area added 36,337 people during the one-year stretch that ended July 1, 2016, meaning the region grew by an average of 100 people a day over those 12 months.  The overall population of the 14-county Nashville region grew from 1,828,961 to 1,865,298, a 2 percent increase.  "That’s not 100 people a day moving here,” said Nicholas J. Lindeman, economic and systems data analyst with Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. “That’s total growth. So that’s both births and deaths, and people moving in it out.”

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