• 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

  • July 17, 2017
  • Nashville transit plan a boon for real estate market, pros say


    The $6 billion transit plan includes bus rapid transit, bus-on-shoulder, commuter rail service between cities and, for the first time, light rail in Nashville. The plan would be implemented over 25 years if voters approve funding.

    Along the first route of Nashville’s proposed light rail system, real estate professionals believe the plan would boost property values and lead to new investment in the surrounding neighborhoods as mixed-use transit-oriented developments are located along the routes. And, by making it easier to travel between employment centers and affordable neighborhoods beyond the city’s core, light rail and better bus service could increase access to workforce housing.  
  • July 17, 2017
  • Murfreesboro 2035 Comprehensive Plan becomes official 

    The Murfreesboro 2035 Comprehensive Plan emerged Thursday as an official document to guide growth after three years of study. 

    "I think this sets us up for the future as we continue to grow," Murfreesboro Planning Commissioner Kirt Wade said in calling for the unanimous vote. "I think this is the right step, and this is the right tool."

    Officials hope the plan will help them steer development for a fast-growing Murfreesboro that reached a U.S. Census estimated population of 131,947 on July 1, 2016. Consultants working on the plan that deals with housing, parks, economic development, historic preservation and other land uses issues project the city will have a count of about 228,000 residents by 2035

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