• 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

  • March 23, 2017
  • Concerns from business groups help lead to tweaks regarding local options in Haslam's transportation plan, the IMPROVE Act

    An amendment adding new guidelines to the local option portion of Gov. Bill Haslam's transportation bill was approved Tuesday in the Senate, after a coalition of business trade groups privately raised concerns over the expansiveness of the bill.  The local option portion of the bill — which would allow local governments to hold public referendums to raise dedicated mass-transit revenue — happens to be the key to Middle Tennessee's hopes of paying its part of the region's $6 billion mass-transit overhaul, a plan known as nMotion.

  • March 14, 2017
  • Due to President Trump's visit to Nashville, the Nashville Area MPO's March 15th Executive Board meeting has been changed to March 22nd at 9:00 a.m. in the Music City Central meeting room, 400 Charlotte Ave. For more information on this meeting click here
  • March 13, 2017
  • Senate committee advances negotiated, amended gas tax plan

    Gov. Bill Haslam's gas tax proposal saw major action on Monday, when the Senate Transportation Committee approved the measure which was significantly altered in recent days after discussions between leadership and the governor.  The transportation committee approved an amended version of the governor's bill keeps in place a gas tax increase, albeit a smaller one than Haslam has proposed. The amended version further reduces the state's tax on groceries, eliminates a proposed fee on rental cars and cuts a controversial aspect related to indexing.

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