• Positioning our value to Middle Tennessee
    Positioning our value to Middle Tennessee
    The Greater Nashville Regional Council (Regional Council or GNRC) is excited to announce that it is rebranding and launching a new web experience this winter! GNRC is evolving; and the new visual identity will better position the Regional Council’s transportation planning services and programs to communities across Middle Tennessee.
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  • Public Participation Plan
    Public Participation Plan
    The Public Participation Plan outlines how residents across Middle Tennessee can get involved in shaping future transportation investments.
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  • 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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  • 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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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

  • October 10, 2018

    The GNRC Executive Board and MPO Transportation Policy Board October 17th meetings will be held at the Clarion Hotel, Nashville Downtown-Stadium location, 211 North First Street, Nashville, TN 37213 at their regularly scheduled times.

  • October 9, 2018
  • Moving forward: Mack Hatcher extension to finally break ground in 2019 

    An extension of Mack Hatcher Memorial Parkway is now scheduled to break ground in 2019, Franklin officials said.The northwestern extension project for the roadway originally would have broken ground in 2018, but issues have prevented officials to meet that deadline. City and Tennessee Department of Transportation officials said Monday afternoon that the project would go to bid in December. 


  • October 9, 2018
  • Regional Smart Mobility Assessment Announced

    Last week, the Greater Nashville Regional Council announced the kick-off of its Regional Smart Mobility Assessment Study to provide community leadership, IT directors, transit agencies, planning and public works departments, traffic operations managers, and other stakeholders with a framework for how emerging technologies can improve and optimize the region’s transportation systems. Read the full release here.

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