• 2016 Annual Partnership Luncheon
    2016 Annual Partnership Luncheon
    Middle Tennessee mayors, legislators, and community leaders celebrated the end of the year on Dec 14 and honored individuals from across their region significant contribution to Middle Tennessee's transportation initiatives over the past year. Learn more about this year's leadership award recipients and successes.
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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

  • May 1, 2017
  • What could light rail on Nashville's Gallatin Pike look like?

    Gallatin Pike in East Nashville is a mix of grit and signs of growth — where pawn shops, auto repair garages and discount tobacco stores operate next to hip restaurants and bars.  Next in its evolution: perhaps the city’s first stretch of light rail.  Under a plan that Mayor Megan Barry announced Wednesday she’s pursuing, Nashvillians would one day be able to hop aboard electric trains on Gallatin Pike in the morning and whiz by cars backed up on Interstate 65 and Ellington Parkway en route to downtown.

  • May 1, 2017
  • Proposed Metro ordinance would require traffic studies from developers

    As Nashville's mobility issues continue to take center stage, a proposed ordinance proves just how serious Metro Council is about maintaining the city's growth effectively.

    Proposed by Councilwoman Sheri Weiner, a new ordinance — slated for first reading on Tuesday — would require developers for certain sized projects to conduct traffic impact studies to "offset the additional traffic generated by a proposed level of development."

  • April 27, 2017
  • 2017 TN Bike Summit, May 18-19 in Memphis at the Historic Cossitt Library

    The 6th annual Tennessee Bike Summit will be held May 18 - 19, 2017 in Memphis, TN. The summit will host more than 100 planners, advocates, public officials, and citizens from across the Southeastern United States, all who are working to make their communities better places for walking and biking.

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