Regional Freight & Goods Movement Studies

The freight planning efforts of the Nashville Area MPO are ongoing and largely based on a series of studies being conducted to help integrate freight-related goals into the regional long range transportation planning process.

Phase I (Completed in 2003)

In 2003, the Nashville Area MPO published the results from Phase I of the Regional Freight & Goods Movement Study. That report served to highlight the role that the freight industry plays in the success of our local economy and to illustrate the movement of freight in, around, and through our region. The principal goal of that study was to build a foundation to formally integrate freight into the overall MPO planning process. To that end, the study was designed to achieve the following objectives:

Phase II (Completed in 2010)

Building upon the accomplishments of Phase I of the Regional Freight & Goods Movement Study, the Nashville Area MPO is completed an effort to identify and plan for long-term freight needs in the Nashville region. Phase II of the study provided the needed technical tools to help regional partners:

The second phase of the study was also used to develop specific long-range transportation projects, identify potential funding sources for those projects, and evaluate policy-based solutions to accommodate future levels of freight on our regional transportation system while protecting the mobility and safety of the traveling public.

Phase III (Current)

Building upon the accomplishments of the first two phases of the Regional Freight & Goods Movement Study, the Nashville Area MPO is currently working with consulting experts and local freight advisors to:

Recent presenations and additional information related to this phase of the study are below:

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