News & Notes

October, 2014

October 15, 2014

MPO to host Annual Membership Luncheon 

On Nov. 12 mayors, county executives, and community leaders from across Davidson, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson countieswill come together for the MPO’s inaugural membership luncheon to discuss regional transportation priorities for state and federal funding through the TDOT work program and 2040 Regional Transportation Plan. Click here for registration. 

October 10, 2014

MPO to hold Public Workshops for SR 109
As part of an Access Management Study of State Route 109, the MPO will be hosting public workshops in Wilson and Sumner Counties on Oct. 27 and Oct 28. The goal of the study is to develop access management standards and guidelines that will preserve and enhance the
long-term safety, efficiency, economic development, and environmental resources of the State Route 109 corridor.

October 7, 2014

 2014 Nashville Region's Vital Signs report released
Today marked the release of the second annual Nashville Region’s Vital Signs, an economic indicators report which is led by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Nashville Area MPO. This report allows us to identify what’s working and forecast emerging issues and challenges – while we still have time to develop regional solutions.

October 6, 2014

MPO announces awards program, opens call for nominations

Nashville Area MPO has announced its first awards program to recognize community impact on transportation planning and policy. The awards will honor community and business leaders from across Middle Tennessee for their positive influence on transportation policies, plans, and programs that direct investment throughout the region. Click here for the nomination form.

September, 2014

September 15, 2014

MPO launches survey to gather feedback on regional needs
The Nashville Area MPO has launched a Regional Transportation Survey asking Middle Tennesseans to share their opinions about transportation issues. This feedback will help shape future investment in roadways, bridges, public transit and walking and bicycling facilities across Nashville and surrounding counties.

September 2, 2014

Clarksville announces feasibilty study to evaluate transit options
The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) has selected the firm of Parsons Brinkerhoff, Inc. to conduct a study to provide consensus among the RTA, the Nashville Area MPO, the Clarksville Urbanized Area MPO and community stakeholders on cost effective transit improvements to serve the Northwest area of Middle Tennessee.

September 1, 2014

Metro Nashville offers cyclists a safer spot in traffic 
Nashville is one of the first southern cities to install a bike box, which provides space at an intersection that allows cyclists to cut ahead of traffic and wait in their own specially-designated area until the light turns green.

August, 2014

August 27, 2014

New station designs unveiled for the Amp

Designed by Tuck-Hinton Architects, the new Amp stations  would allow for individual customization to provide context for each respective stop and neighborhood and/or district along the 7.1-mile BRT route.

August 13, 2014

NashvilleNext is seeking community input for future growth
NashvilleNext is a plan for Nashville’s future to ensure prosperity and well-being for the growth. With more than 185,000 new people over the next 25 years it is critical to protect the livability of the community. Take the survey to understand the trade-offs to development and vote on how the city should grow. 

August 1, 2014

Nashville Area MPO expands its Metropolitan Planning Area

Last month, the executive board of the MPO voted to expand its metropolitan planning area (MPA) in Middle Tennessee to include Robertson and Maury counties. The move adds those communities to the regional organization that is responsible for directing where federal transportation dollars are spent within the Nashville area.


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