Joint Committee on Regional Collaboration

In August 2016, the executive boards of the Nashville Area MPO and the Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC) entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that established a framework for the two organizations to explore ways to enhance coordination among local communities and between regional organizations in Middle Tennessee. The purpose of the Joint Committee is to study options and develop recommendations for improving coordination and decision-making across Middle Tennessee according to a set of shared goals. Members serve on the committee to find opportunites that are mutually beneficial to both organizations and their respective local community. For more information on the work of the Joint Committee click here.

Meeting Frequency: As Needed

Planning Oversight Committee

A subcommittee of the Transporation Policy Board, the Planning Oversight Committee is responsible for monitoring the progress of activities identified the Unified Planning Work Program, and the review and approval of requests for reimbursement of expenses incurred by consultants contracted by the Sponsor Agency on behalf of the MPO. Additionally, as necessary the committee is responsible for recommending the terms of agreement with the Sponsor Agency selected to administer MPO planning grants and to provide staffing services to the MPO.

The committee members include the chairperson and vice-chairperson of the Policy Board, the chairperson of the Technical Coordinating Committee, Policy Board members that represent the largest city within each Census-defined Urbanized Area located within the metropolitan planning area, a member of the Policy Board representing a municipality located outside of an Urbanized Area, a member of the Policy Board representing a county government, and a representative of the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

The vice-chairperson of the Policy Board serves as the Planning Oversight Committee chair.

Meeting Frequency: As Needed

Technical Coordinating Committee

The Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) works alongside MPO staff to develop planning and programming recommendations for the MPO Executive Board. The TCC consists of administrators, planning directors, and transportation engineers from local governments and transportation related agencies.

Meeting Frequency: First Wednesday of Every Month

Freight Advisory Committee

The Freight Advisory Committee (FAC) was established to guide the MPO's freight planning efforts. The primary responsibility of the committee is provide a forum for public and private-sector stakeholders to work through the complexities associated with freight movement to more effectively guide public investment in transportation infrastructure.

Meeting Frequency: As Needed, Usually Quarterly

Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee

The Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) was established to provide guidance to the MPO on issue related to the non-motorized modes of transportation of transportation. The BPAC is comprised of stakeholders from the local governments, transit agencies, law enforcement, and private non-profits.

Meeting Frequency: As Needed, Usually Quarterly



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