• 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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  • 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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  • Nashville Area MPO Recognizes Community Leaders
    Nashville Area MPO Recognizes Community Leaders
    On Dec. 9, nearly 200 Middle Tennessee mayors, legislators, and community leaders met for the presentation of Middle Tennessee Connected - the draft update to the Regional Transportation Plan and to honor individuals who have made a significant contribution to transportation initiatives over the past year.
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  • Greater-Nashville Transit Vision Released as "Tube"-Style Schematic
    Greater-Nashville Transit Vision Released as "Tube"-Style Schematic
    Short and long-range transit-vision elements from the MPO´s 2035 Plan have been stylized into an interactive route map, based upon the now-ubiquitous schematics used by world-class transit systems like the London Underground, New York City MTA, and D.C. Metro.
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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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  • What would you change?
    What would you change?
    nMotion 2015 is the Nashville MTA/RTA’s Strategic Plan, a 20-year comprehensive plan designed to meet the Nashville area’s transit needs. The plan will look at how the transit system works today and identify opportunities to enhance the transit system, improve service, attract and retain new riders and meet the growing needs of the Nashville region.
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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

  • September 29, 2016
  • Tennessee infrastructure gets 'C' on report card

    Tennessee's public infrastructure is in mediocre condition and in need of heavy investment, according to an engineering report card released Tuesday. The state’s bridges, roads, dams and other critical facilities received an overall ‘C’ grade from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

  • September 28, 2016
  • FY 2017-2020 TIP now available for public comment 

    The Nashville Area MPO is seeking public comment on the FY 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program, or TIP, The TIP  is a four-year work program that lists all regionally significant and federally-funded transportation projects and services in the MPO planning area. The program includes projects for all modes of surface transportation including highways and streets, public transportation, and walking and bicycling. 

  • September 22, 2016
  • Potential Spring Hill plan could widen Highway 31 to five lanes

    The widening of U.S. Highway 31 to five lanes might still be a few years away, but city leaders are looking at options, which could cost an estimated $19 million.  The Transportation Advisory Committee has kept the U.S. 31 widening project as its standing first item of discussion for years. On Monday, TAC invited the public to look at an initial functional layout for how it can be done. Mike Biggs, of Wiser Consultants, presented the plans, which include four travel lanes and one center turn lane from Buckner Road to Miles Johnson Parkway.

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