U.S. Transportation Secretary Meets with MPO and its Partners
U.S. Transportation Secretary Meets with MPO and its Partners
As funding for U.S. transportation programs will soon expire, USDOT Sec. Foxx met with the MPO to discuss how the federal government could become a better partner on implementing transportation plans in America´s metros, as part of his grassroots bus tour.
 
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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.

News & Notes

  • April 18, 2014
  • USDOT Secretary Meets with MPO and its PartnerspdfAs funding for America's surface transportation programs are set to expire later this year, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, stopped in Nashville --as part of his Invest in America, Commit to the Future bus tour-- to speak with the MPO about the federal government's role in helping metro areas to manage significant challenges to mobility and livability. MPO mayors expressed their support for revenues to stabilize and grow the Highway Trust Fund, as well as the empowerment of local governments to work with states, through the MPO process, to identify, fund, and implement the best projects for metros.
  • March 12, 2014
  • More People Are Riding Transit in the Nashville Areapdf The Nashville MTA and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) of Middle Tennessee report that each agency's year-to-date statistics for fiscal year 2014 compared to fiscal year 2013 show that ridership is increasing. Ridership on the RTA system has increased seven percent, while MTA's system ridership has increased two percent. For two consecutive years (Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013), the MTA and RTA systems have jointly recorded over 10 million passenger trips.