• 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

  • May 26, 2017
  • I-440 fast track: Work on pothole-plagued stretch to begin in 2018 

    Now that the ink has dried on the IMPROVE Act, the state law that raises additional funds for transportation projects, the real work begins – building roads, fixing bridges, easing traffic and boosting safety.  Which of the 962 projects outlined in the law are ready to go, right now, and where and when can drivers start seeing improvements?  The answers are beginning to emerge.

    The short answer:  1) I-440 in Nashville, 2) Alcoa Highway in Knoxville, 3) I-75/I-24 split in Chattanooga, 4) Widening of U.S. 78 in Shelby County

    Those projects have gotten a big green light for the upcoming 2018 fiscal year.

  • May 24, 2017
  • Nashville needs 31,000 new affordable housing rental units by 2025, report says

    Nashville's shortage of affordable housing units for rent is projected to rise to 30,934 by 2025 if more isn't done to create new options for low-income residents, according to a new report from Mayor Megan Barry's office.The analysis says in 2015 there was a shortage of 17,754 affordable rental housing units to meet the demand for households that earn 60 percent or below of the median household income, which is currently $52,026.

  • May 24, 2017
  • Mayor Barry on mass transit: Nashville can't let growth 'equal gridlock' 

    Nashville Mayor Megan Barry announced her three-year transportation plan Wednesday, including new information about the city's planned light-rail line along Gallatin Pike.

    Called "Moving the Music City," the plan features various short-term transportation fixes — such as improved sidewalk infrastructure, increased bus frequency and better bus technology — that will ultimately be put into action by the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority and a new Division of Transportation, which will be housed within the Metro-Nashville Department of Public Works.

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