• Positioning our value to Middle Tennessee
    Positioning our value to Middle Tennessee
    The Greater Nashville Regional Council (Regional Council or GNRC) is excited to announce that it is rebranding and launching a new web experience this winter! GNRC is evolving; and the new visual identity will better position the Regional Council’s transportation planning services and programs to communities across Middle Tennessee.
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  • Public Participation Plan
    Public Participation Plan
    The Public Participation Plan outlines how residents across Middle Tennessee can get involved in shaping future transportation investments.
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  • 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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  • 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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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

  • November 21, 2018
  • Is telecommuting the solution to heavy Nashville traffic? 

    Tired of Nashville traffic? Yes, that's a rhetorical question. However, this next one isn't. Have you asked your boss if you can work from home?  

    If you are the head of the company, have you considered letting workers telecommute?

    Nashville city leaders say the city is going to need more businesses to open up to the idea as part of a bigger plan to manage the growing traffic problem.

    With tunnels, light rail and AMP all failing, experts say telecommuting equals winning and Gild agrees.

    “In 2018, employers need to be able to provide that benefit,” Gild said.

    The top fields offering remote work are medical and health, customer service, IT, accounting, education and administration and the work ranges from entry level to executive positions. Some studies show companies save about $11, 000 dollars per telecommuter in office expenses and operational costs.

  • November 5, 2018
  • Spring Hill Thoroughfare update to focus on public  

    The city is looking to update its major thoroughfare plan, a living document, or roadmap, to how Spring Hill will develop its roads and infrastructure through 2040.

    A public town hall meeting was held earlier this week at city hall, which was well attended by Spring Hill citizens and representatives. The meeting was conducted as an “open house,” where citizens were given the opportunity to pinpoint and vote on what city roads they believed should be given highest priority.

    Much of last week’s meeting was the chance for citizens to talk to developers and give their direct input. However, the project’s leaders encourage more people to reach out to Thompson by email (brad.thompson@volkert.com) or traffic engineer and transportation planning manager Dyan Damron (dyan.damron@volkert.com).

    “Try to keep in mind that these projects are not cheap and they are not quick,” Damron said. “They aren’t going to happen by this time next year, but they will be in place. This is so we can have a plan in moving forward.”


  • October 26, 2018
  • A possible 676 more residences to provide growth spurt to Mt. Juliet's core 

    The middle of Mt. Juliet will experience a growth spurt that could be up to 676 more residences that represent three very different developments.

    Two developments that total 344 units have been approved by the city commission. They are:

    • Vintage Station North: A mixed-use plan to build 192 apartments and 28 town homes between Industrial Drive and the railroad tracks near the train station. Construction is expected to start in early 2019, with the first units targeted for completion in about 14 months and the entire build-out by the end of 2020.

    • Mountain Brook: A senior living community on just under 8 acres on Old Mt. Juliet Road near Old Lebanon Dirt and North Mt. Juliet roads that will include a three-story 102-unit facility and 22 additional independent villas for ages 55 and older. Construction on Mountain Brook is targeted to start late this year or early 2019, with hopes to open in 2020.

    Lynwood Station is a proposed development that plans 113 single-family homes and 219 town homes on Clemmons Road, also near the train station. The project has received a positive recommendation from the planning commission and will now seek city commission approval.

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