• 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

  • December 12, 2017
  • Mayor Barry touts economic impact of transit plan, claiming billions in activity 

    Mayor Megan Barry's proposed $5.4 billion transit plan would be the most expensive project Metro has ever undertaken, but the mayor claims the project would generate billions more in economic activity for Nashville.

    A new Transit Improvement Plan released Tuesday forecasts $3.1 billion in local labor income and 3,850 annual jobs would be created by the construction of more than 28 miles of light rail and 25 miles of rapid and enhanced bus service that is proposed in the plan.

    Another $548 million in local labor income would be added by maintaining the system over the 14 years of the plan's build-out, the same report claims.


  • December 6, 2017
  • Madison residents push Barry for Gallatin Pike light rail extension. Will it happen?  

    In Madison some residents say the light rail route proposed for Gallatin Pike in East Nashville should be pushed farther north to their neighborhood.

    Under current plans, it stops after Inglewood at Briley Parkway, missing out on nearly 40,000 residents who live in Madison.

    Sasha Mullins Lassiter, founder of the group All Together Madison, pointed to Madison's high ridership on existing buses and a popular park-and-ride program there, arguing it "shows that we utilize the public transportation system as part of our daily lives."

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