News & Notes

April, 2015

April 7, 2015

State Route 109 public meetings announced
The Nashville Area MPO has scheduled three upcoming workshops in Sumner and Wilson Counties to discuss the State Route 109 Access Management Study with the public. Residents, business owners and anyone who commutes on State Route 109 are encouraged to attend the workshops. Meetings will be held on April 14, 15, and 16. 

April 3, 2015

MTA launches nMotion2015 Strategic Plan with public meetings
The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) will kick off the first phase of a yearlong strategic planning process – nMotion2015 – with two community meetings on Tuesday, April 7.  Area residents, businesses and those interested in participating are encouraged to attend. 

March, 2015

March 5, 2015

Nashville Region Selected to Participate in National Transportation Academy 
Transportation for America and the TransitCenter, Inc., have selected Middle Tennessee to be part of the Transportation Innovation Academy, which is operated by the two national organizations. The goal of the Academy is to prepare participants to advance transportation initiatives within their own communities while plugging them into a dynamic national network of industry leaders.

February, 2015

February 20, 2015

The Nashville Area Chamber highlights transportation as key economic development issue 
The Chamber's Partnership 2020 economic development initiative is expanding its focus to address the region's top challenges — education and transit. Those issues, which have long been local touch points, will be studied more aggressively to help recruit more corporations to Middle Tennessee.

February 9, 2015

Mayoral candidates offer thoughts on regional transit solutions
Transportation and improving transit is one of the top issues facing those aiming to be the next mayor of Nashville. The Nashville Business Journal asked each candidate for their thoughts on solutions to improving transit in Middle Tennessee. 

February 6, 2015

Opinion: What the transit issue is really all about
Tennessean columnist Keel Hunt shared his perspective, a bit of history and a call for the next mayor of Nashville to be a leader in the development and execution of transit in our region. 

February 4, 2015

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx iusses challenge to elected officials
Secretary Foxx is challenging mayors and local elected officials to take significant action to improve safety for bicycle riders and pedestrians of all ages and abilities over the next year through the Mayors' Challenge.

January, 2015

January 23, 2015

MTA presents recommendations of the future of the Amp
This week, Nashville MTA CEO Steve Bland presented recommendations to the MTA board on the future of the Amp. The Nashville Area MPO will continue to work with the MTA and RTA to support regional transit as part of comprehensive strategy to improve transportation in Middle Tennessee.

January 13, 2015

Chamber announces legislative priorities; support for regional mass transit and funding
The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce released its 2015 state and Metro legislative agendas this week. Priorities include participation from the state for funding mass transit, and expanding Metro Nashville's mulit-modal transit systems. 

January 12, 2015

Sen. Corker calls for federal gas tax increase
Low gas prices have rekindled talk on Capitol Hill about raising the federal gas tax to eliminate huge annual deficits in the federal Highway Trust Fund that pays for road and bridge work around the country. 


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