News & Notes
October 14, 2015
MPO recruits former Metro Council member to study parking policies across region
The Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has hired former Metro Council member Peter Westerholm to lead research and develop recommendations to address Nashville’s growing downtown parking and mobility challenges. Westerholm’s efforts will inform policy strategies to be included in the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), which is slated for adoption by area city and county mayors in early 2016.
October 5, 2015
Regional Transit Authority releases "State of the System" report|
As part of the nMotion process, RTA has released its evaluation of the current transit highlighting issues holding back transit through the 10-county region.
October 1, 2015
Transportation Innovation Academy visits Denver for seeking lessons learned
Last week, leaders from Raleigh, Nashville and Indy got to see the fruits of Denver’s labor firsthand as part of the Transportation Innovation Academy in partnership with Transportation for America and TransitCenter.
September 24, 2015
Transit is one of the top priorities for Nashville's new Mayor
Megan Barry's message was consistent throughout the long campaign, but it's one that won't be easy to execute: Continue Nashville's economic momentum by tackling three of the city's most challenging issues of the day — transit, affordable housing and public education.
September 15, 2015
Nashville's Transportation Innovation Academy participants head to Denver
Local leaders from Raleigh, Indianapolis and Nashville participating in the first yearlong Transportation Innovation Academy organized by T4America and TransitCenter will get the opportunity to learn about the returns that Denver is reaping from their incredibly ambitious FasTracks transit expansion plan.
August 14, 2015
Gov. Haslam visits Middle Tennessee to talk transportation needs.
Understanding that funding for transportation infrastructure is a significant issues for Middle Tennessee, Gov. Haslam is making his way through the state to hear the specific needs, priorities and concerns directly from local elected officials.
August 6, 2015
TMA Group releases Cool Springs Multimodal transportation report
The TMA Group, which manages and operates Franklin Transit, recently released its multimodal study for the Cool Springs area which offers a variety of recommendations to improving service in the area. View the full report and recommendations online.
August 5, 2015
Regional business leaders launch new initiative to support transit
The Nashville Area Chamber has announced a new initiative called Moving Forward: Transit Solutions for Our Region, whose key aim is to break ground on a rapid transit project by 2020. Moving Forward will involve business and community leaders, elected officials and stakeholders throughout Middle Tennessee to identify funding sources for transit projects, target areas where transit is most necessary, and ultimately transform our transit landscape.
August 3, 2015
U.S. Senate approves multi-year transportation bill: What you need to know.
Transportation for America outlines 10 things you need to know about the multi-year transportation authorization bill by a 65-34 vote in the Senate, the DRIVE Act.
July 20, 2015
Gov. Haslam plans statewide tour on transportation funding
The Governor of Tennessee plans to take on groups who are in opposition to his efforts to raise Tennessee's gas tax. This push to increase revenue to fund the state's road would be the first increase in 25 years.