• 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.
    Read More
  • 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.
    Read More
  • 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.
    Read More
  • 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.
    Read More
  • 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.
    Read More
  • 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.
    Read More

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.

More about the MPO

News & Notes

  • May 23, 2018
  • Work being done to improve Columbia's roads, traffic flow

    Like a lot of other communities in Middle Tennessee, Columbia is experiencing some traffic increase, and most of their current road projects are centered around intersection improvements. 

    “We have a really big one coming up here that are going out for proposals now there at Nashville Highway and Bear Creek, which is State Route 6 and Highway 50 there. It’s pushing around 50,000 cars a day through there, which is actually rivaling the interstate which is running parallel with it. I-65 is pushing around 39,000," said Paul Keltner, Director of Development Services.” 


  • May 21, 2018
  • Mixed-use development planned for Donelson area around transit access 

    The Donelson area is set to see Nashville's first transit-oriented redevelopment plan.

    The plan pushed by MDHA is called a Transit Oriented Redevelopment plan –a first for Nashville. The 145 acre development will be anchored by the Music City Star Donelson stop off Lebanon Pike.

    The plan includes a mixture of homes, businesses and ample sidewalks. MDHA says building everything in one concentrated area would help increase convenience for those living and working in that area and help reduce traffic congestion.

    By placing everything in a convenient location, more people will do business in that area instead of driving across town. They say, it’s a plan that works.



  • May 21, 2018
  • Construction to begin soon on busy New Salem Road in Murfreesboro 

    A major road is getting a makeover with more lanes and easier access to Interstate 24

    More than 22,000 people drive on New Salem Highway every day, but with so much growth in Rutherford County, that number will double in coming years.

    According to the newest population estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau, Murfreesboro is the fastest growing city in Middle Tennessee, so it’s no surprise that traffic congestion is on the rise.

    Recently portions of I-24 were widened to four lanes to keep up with the demand of commuters into Nashville, but now the roads getting drivers to the interstate are seeing some problems themselves, particularly on New Salem Highway.


More News