On Nov. 12, community leaders and elected officials from Middle Tennessee gathered for the Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) annual membership meeting. The event served as the public kick-off the 2040 Regional Transportation Planning (RTP) process and endorsement of regional priorities for the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) three-year work program.

The MPO executive board endorsed 24 projects from across the region to be included in TDOT’s three-year work program. Annually, this program is updated with projects submitted by MPOs from around the state and presented to the Tennessee General Assembly for funding as part of the state’s budget. Of the 24 projects endorsed as regional priorities, the top priority submitted by the MPO’s board is the East-West Connector Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project in Davidson County. A full

The MPO also announced $ 9.6 million in federal funding for grants through its active transportation program (ATP). With the local matching funds, more than $12 million will be directed to 10 projects in the region.

Additionally, the MPO honored community and business leaders from across Middle Tennessee for their positive influence on transportation policies, plans, and programs that direct investment throughout the region. Award categories included:



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Annual Report

Meeting Program

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