News & Notes

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.

May 3, 2016

New Jobs Announcement for La Vergne
A Texas-based company will bring 120 white-collar jobs to Rutherford County, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd announced Tuesday morning.

April, 2016

April 29, 2016

Mayor Barry’s State of Metro focuses on education, transportation, and affordable housing
Before a crowd of more than 1,500 people, the Mayor pledged to use $121 million in new revenue to make key investments in education, transportation, affordable housing and Metro employees.

March, 2016

March 7, 2016

Moving Forward participants champion P3 legislation 
As part of its research, Moving Forward has brought in experts from around the country to learn about other communities' transit systems. In states like Texas, Florida and Virginia, regions have used public-private partnerships to address problems of congestion and traffic safety in a wide variety of ways. But in Tennessee, enabling legislation would be required to allow state and local governments to take the same approach.

March 3, 2016

MTA, RTA's nMotion process has released its three scenarios for future transit 
Transit officials are jumpstarting a new round of public engagement to get input on a final proposal to put before the MTA board, expected in the next couple of months. One common thread among all the plans: more frequent service hours and calls to improve pedestrian connections to transit stops and stations.

February, 2016

February 17, 2016

MPO executive board adopts long-range transportation plan for Middle Tennessee  
During the MPO's February executive board meeting mayors and county executives and transportation officials voted to adopt Middle Tennessee Connected, the 2016-2040 Regional Transportation Plan. This vote completes more than three years of work to update the plan last adopted in 2010, and represents the collective transportation investment goals of city and county governments, transit agencies, and the TDOT.   

February 9, 2016

Rutherford County open house rescheduled due to weather
The public open house to review the draft update for the Regional Transportation Plan has been canceled due to weather. The meeting will be held on Feb. 11 from 5-7 p.m. at Towne Center. 

February 5, 2016

Lawmakers unveil legislation to enable public-private partnerships in Tennessee
Senate Bill 2093 would authorize partnerships between government bodies like cities, counties and state government to receive transportation proposals for development, redevelopment and operation of transportation facilities. 

January, 2016

January 31, 2016

State could be key for Nashville transit
Early signs indicate the state could help facilitate Metro's next transit endeavor. That outlook is strengthened by unprompted remarks last week by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam, who said the state needs to be involved in regional mass transit efforts in the Nashville area.

January 20, 2016

MPO announces public meetings to review the Regional Transportation Plan
The MPO has scheduled meetings in each of the seven counties of its planning area to review the draft regional transportation plan (RTP) for Middle Tennessee. The plan is scheduled for adoption by the MPO executive board on Feb. 17. 

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