• MPO Seeks Ideas for Next Transportation Plan
    MPO Seeks Ideas for Next Transportation Plan
    The MPO has launched a major update to the Regional Transportation Plan and is seeking proposals from Middle Tennessee cities, counties, transit agencies, and TDOT to help identify projects for federal funding through the year 2040.
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  • Robertson and Maury Counties Join the Nashville Area MPO
    Robertson and Maury Counties Join the Nashville Area MPO
    As Middle Tennessee continues to grow, so does the planning area and executive board of the MPO. Welcome Robertson and Maury!
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  • Nashville Second Only to Atlanta as Nations Most Sprawling Metro
    Nashville Second Only to Atlanta as Nations Most Sprawling Metro
    Smart Growth America scored the Nashville region as second-to-worst in a ranking of Americas best and worst metros for sprawl. Researchers looked at residential and employment density; neighborhood mix of homes, jobs, services; strength of activity-centers and downtowns; street-network accessibility.
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  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Meets with MPO and its Partners
    U.S. Transportation Secretary Meets with MPO and its Partners
    As funding for U.S. transportation programs will soon expire, USDOT Sec. Foxx met with the MPO to discuss how the federal government could become a better partner on implementing transportation plans in America´s metros, as part of his grassroots bus tour.
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  • Greater-Nashville Transit Vision Released as "Tube"-Style Schematic
    Greater-Nashville Transit Vision Released as "Tube"-Style Schematic
    Short and long-range transit-vision elements from the MPO´s 2035 Plan have been stylized into an interactive route map, based upon the now-ubiquitous schematics used by world-class transit systems like the London Underground, New York City MTA, and D.C. Metro.
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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 30, 2014
  • Negotiations continue to develop a solution to federal transportation funding

    Late yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed an amended version the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 (H.R. 5021). The legislation will now be sent to the U.S. House of Representatives for them to concur or amend. If the House amends the legislation further, it will have to be considered once more by the Senate before the President can sign the funding patch into law. Read more on the issue in Transportation For America’s blog. 

  • July 25, 2014
  • Improved community outreach pays off for TDOT
    Many state department of transportation's select transportation projects without much coordination with their local jurisdictions. Recently officials in Tennessee decided to do better. Now, key officials from the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) have reinvented how the department interacts with local communities to create better outcomes for projects across the state while saving taxpayer money at the same time. 

  • July 17, 2014
  • Secretary Foxx pushes for long-term funding 
    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will continue to advocate for long-term funding to pay for highway construction projects during an appearance at the National Press Club on July 21.

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