News & Notes

July, 2016

July 21, 2016

Nashville traffic project to impact hundreds of intersections

There are roughly 850 intersections in Nashville controlled by traffic lights. This project will adjust the timing for 550 of them. It’s an expensive endeavor, but it’s expected to cut down on driving time and traffic. “This is the biggest synchronization project we’ve done by far,” said Mark Macy, director of Metro Public Works.

July 1, 2016

Mt. Juliet awarded funds to build Cedar Creek Greenway
Mt. Juliet has announced plans to construct a 1.15-mile greenway on the north side of town after being awarded federal funds through the state. The Cedar Creek Greenway will have three trailheads — at Charlie Daniels Park, Park Glen and Tuscan Gardens — and will run along Cedar Creek, according to city officials.

June, 2016

June 28, 2016

Smart Growth America releases "Amazing Places" report
Six cities, including Nashville, were highlights in this new report for using a variety of smart growth strategies to create neighborhoods which are in turn attracting new residents, supporting existing businesses, and growing new ones.

June 27, 2016

NPR looks into the possibility of relocating Radnor Yard
Nashville business leaders are pushing for a pie-in-the-sky approach to transit. And the 10-point action plan released last week included jump starting conversations about moving the sprawling Radnor Rail Yard out of town to free up the tracks for possible commuter traffic.

June 23, 2016

Envision Nolensville Pike
Conexión Américas, the Nashville Area MPO, T4America and the Nashville Civic Design Center hosted a well-attended event to release Envision Nolensville Pike. Envision Nolensville Pike is a product of our creative placemaking work done over the past 6+ months, where we hosted six creative labs to engage about 150 residents and business owners along Nolensville Pike in Southeast Nashville. 

June 22, 2016

Nashville chamber backs robust, costly regional transit plan
Now, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce officials and other business leaders say the delay can’t continue as they make their most direct call yet for bold action on transit and a comprehensive regional solution to the growing problem.  In a new report from the chamber’s Moving Forward effort released Wednesday, the chamber has recommended that “a starting point” for a future regional plan be the most far reaching of three transit scenarios recently outlined by Metro Transit Authority through its nMotion strategic planning process. This tops 10 transit recommendations made in the new chamber report, which was led by volunteers.

June 21, 2016

MPO announces senior staffing changes, new fellow 
The Nashville Area MPO has welcomed former Metro Councilman Peter Westerholm, and fellow Shelly Hazle as new policy staff members and formally announced the departure of long-time executive director Michael Skipper, who has been selected to serve as the new executive director for the Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC). 

June 8, 2016

Study: Parking in Downtown Nashville Could Be Easier, But Not Likely Cheaper
An exhaustive new study examines parking across the county and suggests several ideas that could make the experience more pleasant for drivers - although not necessarily cheaper.

June 7, 2016

Nashville eyes $40M elevated I-440 greenway
Metro Nashville is seeking $30 million in federal funds for an ambitious $40.2 million proposal to build a new elevated greenway for pedestrians and cyclists on an approximately seven-mile stretch of Interstate 440.

May, 2016

May 10, 2016

Lebanon hopes $4.8M road extension can bring needed business
The Lebanon City Council has approved funding a road extension supporters hope will promote a mixed-use development and provide long-term tax revenue.

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