• 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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  • 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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  • Nashville Area MPO Recognizes Community Leaders
    Nashville Area MPO Recognizes Community Leaders
    On Dec. 9, nearly 200 Middle Tennessee mayors, legislators, and community leaders met for the presentation of Middle Tennessee Connected - the draft update to the Regional Transportation Plan and to honor individuals who have made a significant contribution to transportation initiatives over the past year.
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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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  • 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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  • What would you change?
    What would you change?
    nMotion 2015 is the Nashville MTA/RTA’s Strategic Plan, a 20-year comprehensive plan designed to meet the Nashville area’s transit needs. The plan will look at how the transit system works today and identify opportunities to enhance the transit system, improve service, attract and retain new riders and meet the growing needs of the Nashville region.
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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

  • August 23, 2016
  • Nashville area wants big, bold transit, so build it

    Nashville-area residents asked for a big, bold transit plan and that is exactly what they got in the nMotion recommendations released Wednesday. Now, their elected officials need to commit to the funding and the follow-through to make this ambitious, expensive and very long-term project a reality.The $6 billion price tag for the 25-year comprehensive proposal presented by the Metropolitan Transit Authority and Regional Transportation Authority to their boards this past week is in 2016 dollars.

  • August 17, 2016
  • Metro recommends $6 billion transit plan for Nashville region

    The report is in and the verdict is big. Connect Nashville and Clarksville with commuter rail. Build light rail on four busy Nashville corridors. Install bus rapid transit on three other major roadways. There’s also recommendations for “freeway BRT” and bus-on-shoulder service on Middle Tennessee interstates, a new airport transit network, new regional transit hubs, and improvements to the city’s existing buses for more frequent, efficient and easier service.

  • August 16, 2016
  • Nashville Investigates Need for Its Own Department of Transportation

    Nashville Mayor Megan Barry assigned one of her top advisors on Monday to explore the possibility of creating a Department of Transportation for the city.  In the past year, two studies by urban planners — NashvilleNext by Metro Planning and the Gear Up 2020 report by the Urban Land Institute — recommended that transportation be split apart from Metro Public Works.

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