• 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

  • June 27, 2017
  • Nashville 2017: Planes, Trains and Automobiles to air this Thursday on WKRN

    Nashville is in the midst of historic growth with dozens of new residents arriving daily, which impacts everyone as they traverse their way around Music City to work, home, and school.

    News 2’s ongoing project Nashville 2017 continues this Thursday, June 29 with stories in every newscast examining current transportation options in Nashville and what we can expect in the future.

  • June 27, 2017
  • Placemaking, Economic Development Components to Nashville’s TOD Plans

    As Nashville prepares to turn its vision for a $6 billion, 25-year regional transit plan into reality, public and private sector representatives are exploring how transit can address other pressing issues, including improving access to workforce housing and spurring investment in transit-oriented development (TOD) with the potential to bring new vitality to surrounding neighborhoods.

    “The value comes from the places you’re making, not the transit,” said Marilee Utter, president and founder of Citiventure Associates in Denver, speaking at a ULI Nashville event. Joining her were Ben Collins, senior managing director for Crescent Communities in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Tony Kuechle, senior vice president of development for Doran Companies in Minneapolis.

    They discussed TOD tools and financing, and offered examples of successful projects, all of which have a common link. “These are great people places,” Utter said of the best TOD. “They are destinations you want to go to—and, by the way, the transit gets you there.”

  • June 27, 2017
  • Mayor Barry looks at privatizing Nashville airport to generate transit funds

    Mayor Megan Barry's administration is exploring privatizing the operations of the city-owned Nashville International Airport to an outside management company to generate funding for mass transit in Middle Tennessee. The mayor's office confirmed hearing a presentation in May from representatives of Oaktree Capital Management, a California-based investment firm that has also made bids to run government-owned airports in other cities. Barry's Chief Operating Officer Riebeling downplayed the meeting as "preliminary," but he did say the privatization of the Nashville International Airport is something the city is looking at to help fund a $6 billion proposed transit system in the region.

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