• 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

  • August 18, 2017
  • MPO Program to be staffed by the Greater Nashville Regional Council
    After being hosted by Metro Planning Commission of Nashville-Davidson County for nearly 50 years, the MPO program will be staffed by Greater Nashville Regional Council as of October 1, 2017. This move comes after a year of study by mayors across the region that included a look at national best practices for improving regional coordination. Motivated by the challenges of rapid growth and development across Middle Tennessee, the mayors and county executives who sit on the boards of the two organizations have decided that there has not been a better time to streamline regional planning and policy-making. In doing so, regional transportation planning efforts will be integrated into the Council which has long history of supporting economic and community development initiatives and coordinating area planning efforts for infrastructure investment. These links provide more information about how this affects the MPO’s organization and public participation process.

  • August 17, 2017
  • 5 new goals the Nashville chamber covets for transit in Middle Tennessee

    As Nashville approaches a momentous year for transit —  with Mayor Megan Barry eyeing a referendum in 2018 on dedicated funding — the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce has unveiled its next round of goals aimed at finding transit solutions.

    Moving Forward, a citizen-led arm of the chamber focused on transit efforts, on Wednesday released its latest 2017 transit report.

    It includes recommendations ranging from the completion of a new mobility plan for downtown Nashville — the group says they're "disappointed" with its status — to Metro undertaking a pilot program for self-driving, autonomous vehicles.

  • August 16, 2017
  • Mt. Juliet approves 134 homes at Central Pike with road improvements included

    A plan to build 134 single-family homes on Central Pike east of South Mt. Juliet Road that includes road upgrades, has been approved by Mt. Juliet commissioners.

    Commissioners voted Monday to rezone, annex and approve a preliminary plan proposed on land known as the Griffin property, described as 46 mostly wooded acres between the Hamilton Hill development and the Wynfield or Cowden development. 

    The development requires a third lane on Central Pike the length of the property. Road widening will begin as part of the initial infrastructure work next year and is expected to be finished by completion of the first homes, Wyman said.

    The third lane will ultimately tie into the new turn lane going in at the corner of Central Pike and South Mt. Juliet Road, which City Commissioner Brian Abston has said essentially creates a three-lane road from the development to the intersection.

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