• 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.
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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

  • July 14, 2018
  • Sam Ridley to widen to 3 lanes each way from I-24 to Old Nashville Highway 

    The busy Sam Ridley Parkway will be widened to three lanes each way near Interstate 24 within a few years, Smyrna officials said. 

    "This is huge," Smyrna Town Councilman H.G. Cole said during a Tuesday night meeting. 

    The council hired Gresham, Smith and Partners to work on designs estimated to cost $650,000 to widen Sam Ridley Parkway from I-24 to Old Nashville Highway. This parkway stretch goes by StoneCrest Medical Center and numerous shopping centers, restaurants, offices and stores. 

    The elected officials also hired the firm to craft an estimated $25,000 design for an extension of Potomac Place that would cross the parkway and reach Chaney Road. The future Potomac-Sam Ridley intersection would include a traffic signal that will replace the one at Chaney and the parkway to prevent traffic from stacking, Smyrna Public Works Director Tom Rose said. 

    The town is also pursuing Sam Ridley Parkway upgrades at two other intersections: StoneCrest Parkway-Industrial Boulevard and Old Nashville Highway.

  • July 13, 2018
  • Auto Parts Manufacturing ‘Field of Dreams’ facility ready to start in Spring Hill

    Construction of a new auto parts manufacturing facility is approved to begin after the Municipal Planning Commission’s approval of the project’s final site plans.

    The proposed “Field of Dreams” project, which will consist of a 145,000 square-foot facility at 355 Cleburne Road, will create an estimated 134 jobs with an average salary of $42,000.

    The name of the company has not been publicly announced. The Daily Herald previously reported it as Faurecia, an international supplier of seats, headliners and instrument panels for companies such as General Motors.

  • July 12, 2018
  • Did you hear the big news? Nashville MTA is now WeGo Public Transit. It’s more than just a new name and look, a series of improvements are being made to the system. Lean more here. http://nashvillemta.org/PDF/WeGoFAQ2.pdf

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