• Partnership for Improved Regional Collaboration
    Partnership for Improved Regional Collaboration
    On October 1, 2017 the Greater Nashville Regional Council became the sponsor agency for the Nashville Area MPO. This marked the end to 14 months of work between the GNRC and MPO leadership to evaluate ways for Middle Tennessee to better position itself to address our contiuned growth and regional planning needs. Learn more about the process and benefits to the region.
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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

  • August 6, 2018
  • Scorecard: Donelson Transit development envisions 'downtown' for one of nation's hottest ZIP codes

    The Donelson plan, which Metro Council began vetting in March, would create a district where MDHA could devote up to $30 million of Metro tax revenue to “fund infrastructure, affordable housing and economic-development activities.” One-third of that money, or $10 million, would be devoted to subsidizing construction of affordable and workforce housing, targeted to different income levels (typically, affordable units are priced for people earning no more than 60 percent of the area median income, while workforce units are priced for people making up to or even a bit more than the area median income). Councilman Jeff Syracuse, who represents Donelson, said he continues to coordinate with MDHA, the Metro Planning Department and the council to create the framework for how best to establish the transit-oriented development district, which would be the first of its kind in Davidson County.

     After being postponed twice during the council’s most recent meetings, the Donelson plan is expected to go back before Metro Council for its third and final vote in August.

  • August 6, 2018
  • $1-Million T-DOT Grant To Improve Mercury Blvd. Sidewalks 

    State Senators Bill Ketron and Shane Reeves report that a $1-million grant will be used to improve sidewalks on Mercury Boulevard.


    The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant will fund construction of sidewalks along Mercury Blvd. from S.E. Broad Street to Apollo Drive. The project includes ADA compliance, pedestrian signals, crosswalks, and school flashing speed limit signals. That basically includes the area starting at Bradley Academy and continuing to Hobgood Elementary, including the Rutherford County Library System's new all digital Technology Engagement Center.


  • August 1, 2018
  • TDOT picks company to fix I-440; construction to begin in the fall 

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation awarded the contract for the Interstate-440 construction project to Kiewit Infrastructure South Co., TDOT announced Wednesday. The bid was submitted by Kiewit at $152.9 million. 

    Kiewit will work over the next three to four months to complete the design and will begin construction in the fall. TDOT anticipates completion of the project by August 2020. 

    Two lanes of I-440 will remain open during peak travel times, according to TDOT. 

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