• 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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  • Have Questions?
    Have Questions?
    Transportation in Middle Tennessee is a hot topic, and there are a lot of questions about how transportation plans are developed and projects implemented. Learn more about the planning process and find answers to frequently asked questions.
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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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  • Our environment is the single most important factor in determining our health.
    Our environment is the single most important factor in determining our health.
    Learn more about the way our communities are designed and the relationship between our transportation systems and health.
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  • Why Managed Lanes?
    Why Managed Lanes?
    Across the U.S., transportation agencies face both growing congestion and a limited ability to expand freeway capacity. These limitations have led to innovative solutions to improve transportation networks, including managed lanes as a smart alternative to increasing capacity. When properly implemented, managed lanes allow agencies to improve safety and make the most effective and efficient use of existing freeway.
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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

  • June 15, 2018
  • Williamson, Inc.'s Transportation Summit 

    Nashville's failed mass transit referendum will be at the forefront of Williamson, Inc.'s transportation summit this year. 

    Now in its fourth year, the summit will be divided into two panel sessions that will look at the progress of countywide mobility issues over the past year and what can be done in the future.

    When: Tuesday, June 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

  • Where: Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, 700 Cool Springs Blvd, Franklin TN 37067
  • Tickets cost $40 for business partners and $60 for guests. 
  • June 12, 2018
  • Top things to watch for at next week’s Williamson, Inc. Transportation Summit 

    After Nashville’s resounding rejection of the transit referendum this spring, regional leaders will gather to discuss what comes next at Williamson, Inc.’s Transportation Summit next Tuesday.

    On June 19, local and regional leaders will gather at the Cool Springs Marriott to discuss the best solutions to the constant plague of traffic congestion, and what comes next after the transit vote.

  • June 12, 2018
  • Where is Murfreesboro's next gateway? Interstate 840 key to development, officials say 

    Murfreesboro officials hope new gateway economic development areas will open given they're running out of existing Gateway property for medical and corporate headquarters offices.

    "We don't have any more land to sell," City Councilman Eddie Smotherman said. "We probably need to develop another gateway."

    Smotherman sees the next gateway being on Northwest Broad Street off Interstate 840 and would like to buy available land near there.

    Interstate 840 exits to Veterans Parkway and a planned Cherry Lane extension from Memorial Boulevard by the Siegel Soccer Complex & Community Park offer two other areas with significant gateway potential, Assistant City Manager Jim Crumley said.

    "840 is the trigger," Crumley said. 


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