• MPO Seeks Ideas for Next Transportation Plan
    MPO Seeks Ideas for Next Transportation Plan
    The MPO has launched a major update to the Regional Transportation Plan and is seeking proposals from Middle Tennessee cities, counties, transit agencies, and TDOT to help identify projects for federal funding through the year 2040.
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  • Robertson and Maury Counties Join the Nashville Area MPO
    Robertson and Maury Counties Join the Nashville Area MPO
    As Middle Tennessee continues to grow, so does the planning area and executive board of the MPO. Welcome Robertson and Maury!
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  • Nashville Second Only to Atlanta as Nations Most Sprawling Metro
    Nashville Second Only to Atlanta as Nations Most Sprawling Metro
    Smart Growth America scored the Nashville region as second-to-worst in a ranking of Americas best and worst metros for sprawl. Researchers looked at residential and employment density; neighborhood mix of homes, jobs, services; strength of activity-centers and downtowns; street-network accessibility.
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  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Meets with MPO and its Partners
    U.S. Transportation Secretary Meets with MPO and its Partners
    As funding for U.S. transportation programs will soon expire, USDOT Sec. Foxx met with the MPO to discuss how the federal government could become a better partner on implementing transportation plans in America´s metros, as part of his grassroots bus tour.
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  • Greater-Nashville Transit Vision Released as "Tube"-Style Schematic
    Greater-Nashville Transit Vision Released as "Tube"-Style Schematic
    Short and long-range transit-vision elements from the MPO´s 2035 Plan have been stylized into an interactive route map, based upon the now-ubiquitous schematics used by world-class transit systems like the London Underground, New York City MTA, and D.C. Metro.
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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

  • September 15, 2014
  • MPO launches survey to gather feedback on regional needs
    The Nashville Area MPO has launched a Regional Transportation Survey asking Middle Tennesseans to share their opinions about transportation issues. This feedback will help shape future investment in roadways, bridges, public transit and walking and bicycling facilities across Nashville and surrounding counties.
  • September 2, 2014
  • Clarksville announces feasibilty study to evaluate transit options
    The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) has selected the firm of Parsons Brinkerhoff, Inc. to conduct a study to provide consensus among the RTA, the Nashville Area MPO, the Clarksville Urbanized Area MPO and community stakeholders on cost effective transit improvements to serve the Northwest area of Middle Tennessee.
  • September 1, 2014
  • Metro Nashville offers cyclists a safer spot in traffic 
    Nashville is one of the first southern cities to install a bike box, which provides space at an intersection that allows cyclists to cut ahead of traffic and wait in their own specially-designated area until the light turns green.

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