• 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

  • November 15, 2017
  • New path will mean more walking space near Brentwood's business district 

    While Brentwood City Commission's approval to rezone a city-owned greenway behind Maryland Farms for a future multiuse path is considered a win for many residents, the move is indicative of a larger vision outlined in the city's long-term plans.

    The long 20-acre tract of land between the Maryland Farms office park and the Iroquois Estates and Meadowlake subdivisions, known as the Maryland Farms Greenway, is seen as an opportunity to connect nearby neighborhoods to Town Center.


  • November 13, 2017
  • Franklin Transit Authority enlarges bus route system with 100 new stops 

    The Franklin Transit Authority overhauled its system, adding 100 new stops, new buses and a new service plan. 

    The Franklin Transit Authority launched the new service plan on Monday after studying the issue for nearly 18 months and soliciting public input. Transit system officials said they hope to reach more riders with first-ever stops at Columbia State, downtown Franklin and residential neighborhoods such as Fieldstone Farms and Natchez Street.

    FTA has transitioned away from a fixed route system to one that resembles a grid. Henry said that design came when users asked for more frequent stops. The FTA has whittled the time between pickup and drop-off of passengers from 60 to 30 minutes. FTA also added eight new drivers and four new vehicles.

  • November 13, 2017
  • Murfreesboro special census may land $2.9 million annually 

    Murfreesboro officials urge residents to fill out a special census to demonstrate population growth that would generate an estimated $2.9 million annually in state-shared revenues.

    "Ultimately, getting an accurate count of our residents allows us to account for the growth and pay for the growth the city is experiencing," Mayor Shane McFarland said. "By getting those funds, that's what helps us keep our tax rate low in providing the services we provide."


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