• Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony
    Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony
    On Nov. 12, elected officials and community partners from across Middle Tennessee gathered to endorse regional transportation priorities for federal and state funding, and to recognize recipients of the 2014 annual leadership awards.
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  • Tell Us What You Think!
    Tell Us What You Think!
    Have opinions about transportation in Middle Tennessee? Take this short survey to help us develop policies, plans, and investment strategies for the next 5, 10, 15 and 25 years.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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

  • December 15, 2014
  • Nashville Area MPO Recognized For Innovation
    Last week Transportation for America unveiled a one-of-a-kind guidebook highlighting innovative metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) from around the county. The Nashville Area MPO was showcased as one of these innovative organizations that are working with business leaders and economic developers to make sure their regions are competitive and attractive to talented workers. 

  • December 12, 2014
  • State Transportation Funding Continues to be a Hot Topic 
    As 2014 draws to a close, conversations about transportation funding at the federal, state and local levels are heating up and Governor Bill Haslam says there’s no way around hiking the state’s gas tax some time in the future. The tax, which hasn’t increased since 1989, is not keeping up with the rising cost of building and maintaining Tennessee’s roads and bridges.

  • December 11, 2014
  • MPO Awards Funds for Active Transportation Projects
    On December 10, the Nashville Area MPO formally awarded nearly $10 million in grant money for active transportation projects across the region.  Administered through MPO's Active Transportation Program, the projects selected support active transportation and the development of walkable communities.
     

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