• Partnership for Improved Regional Collaboration
    Partnership for Improved Regional Collaboration
    On October 1, 2017 the Greater Nashville Regional Council became the sponsor agency for the Nashville Area MPO. This marked the end to 14 months of work between the GNRC and MPO leadership to evaluate ways for Middle Tennessee to better position itself to address our contiuned growth and regional planning needs. Learn more about the process and benefits to the region.
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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, 2018
  • Editorial | Nashville transit plan a bold step forward  

    Nashville will be fundamentally transformed after May 1.

    And, in the end, it is about the future of this city: How it looks and whom it serves moving into the future.

    After weighing multiple arguments, sponsoring a debate, reading the 55-page plan, holding eight meetings with diverse stakeholders and attending multiple forums, The Tennessean Editorial Board recommends that Metro Nashville voters approve the plan.

    This presents a bold vision that looks generations ahead and will solidify Nashville’s place as a leader, trend-setter and destination.


  • April 18, 2018
  • Nashville Business Journal: Nashville must pass transit plan 

    Nashville didn't crawl out of the Great Recession. It shot out like a cannonball into rarefied air.

    The city’s transformation over the past 10 years has been so mind-boggling that it’s hard to imagine where we’ll be 10 years from now.

    Nashville has worked hard to foster the growth that makes us the envy of our peers. We are progressive and strategic. We’ve purposefully promoted our brand. We’ve intentionally courted high-caliber jobs and companies.

    The resulting boom has brought new jobs, new money and new investment to our city. It has also created significant challenges to absorbing so much growth. At the top of the list: traffic. If we don’t get a handle on traffic soon, it will choke off Nashville’s success.

    On May 1, Nashville voters will decide whether we’re willing to protect the growth we’ve built. We need a sweeping regional transit system, and Nashville’s plan before voters is the first step forward.


  • April 16, 2018
  • Bill to end emissions testing in six Tennessee counties up for debate 

    Drivers in six Tennessee counties could potentially keep more money in their wallets thanks to a bill to end emissions testing.  SB2656/HB1782 seeks to authorize counties that have met the Environmental Protection Agency's standards on air pollution to do away with emissions testing as long as they are "in attainment."  The bill goes before the House on Monday (4/16) then the Senate Finance Ways & Means Committee on Tuesday.


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