• 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

  • April 20, 2017
  • House, Senate approve Haslam's transportation bill

    Gov. Bill Haslam's hotly debated, controversial transportation-funding plan has made its way out of the General Assembly.

    By a vote of 60-37, the bill cleared what was arguably its biggest hurdle in the House. Nine Middle Tennessee representatives, including three Rutherford County representatives and three Sumner County representatives, voted against the bill. All Davidson County representatives voted in favor of the bill.

    By a vote of 25-6, the bill passed the Senate. Nearly all Middle Tennessee senators voted in support of the bill. Sen. Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) and Sen. Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield) voted against the bill.

    To be sure, there are differences between the versions passed, but if either the House or Senate agrees to conform to the other, then the bill could avoid going to conference committee.

  • April 20, 2017
  • 480 affordable apartments planned in East Nashville, Old Hickory

    One of Nashville’s biggest developers of affordable housing is pursuing a pair of new apartment projects, including one targeting seniors, that could bring nearly 500 new units to two area communities.

    In early fall, Elmington hopes to start work on a 210-unit community on 10 acres at 1205 Robinson Road in Old Hickory that would target seniors age 62 and older. The developer also has 18.25 acres at 2034 Pittway Drive off of East Trinity Lane in East Nashville under contract with plans to start building 270 apartment units in early-to-mid fall.


    Those projects plus another 267 apartment units that Elmington plans at its proposed Hermitage Flats community on Old Hickory Boulevard in Hermitage should add much-needed inventory to Nashville's dwindling affordable housing stock.

  • April 19, 2017
  • House approves Haslam's gas tax proposal, Senate set to vote

    Gov. Bill Haslam's signature piece of legislation for the year cleared its highest hurdle yet Wednesday after House lawmakers approved his plan to raise the tax on gas and diesel fuel to help fund a $10 billion backlog in transportation projects. The House's action moves the state one step closer to increasing the tax on gasoline for the first time in nearly 30 years. With a 60-37 vote, a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers accepted Haslam's proposal, which seeks to raise the tax on gasoline and diesel fuel by 6 cents and 10 cents, respectively, over a three-year period while also featuring a myriad of tax cuts.

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