• 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

  • July 17, 2014
  • Secretary Foxx pushes for long-term funding 
    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will continue to advocate for long-term funding to pay for highway construction projects during an appearance at the National Press Club on July 21.

  • July 14, 2014
  • TDOT’s HELP Program Celebrates 15 Years of Service 

    Last month TDOT's HELP Program hit a milestone with more than 1.8 million served during its first decade of service. HELP trucks began rolling in Nashville and Knoxville in the summer of 1999.  Service began in Memphis and Chattanooga in the summer of 2000.  Since the program launched, TDOT’s HELP drivers have responded to more than 1.8 million calls for various types of assistance. The number of HELP operators has also tripled since the program began, with 71 operators statewide working in three shifts seven days a week.

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