• 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

  • February 24, 2017
  • You're wasting this much money sitting in Nashville traffic

    Nashville is the 23rd most-congested city in the United States, with drivers spending 34 hours stuck in traffic annually, according to a new study. Those 34 hours also translate into a cost in lost time to drivers of $1,308 apiece, and costs the city an estimated $517 million a year in direct and indirect costs associated with those delays, according to the study by Kirland, Washington-based Inrix. Inrix is best known for its traffic mobile app.

  • February 23, 2017
  • Haslam talks road needs, urgency in Sumner Co.

    Sumner County residents approached Gov. Bill Haslam and TDOT Commissioner John Schroer Wednesday with questions, concern and support on the proposed IMPROVE Act. The bill, which was pushed back a week Wednesday by a House subcommittee, proposes paying for roads and other transportation-related projects by increasing the gas tax by 7 cents per gallon and the diesel tax by 12 cents per gallon, while raising the vehicle registration fee by $5.

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