DRAFT TRANSIT ALTERNATIVES

The Nashville Area MPO has begun the second round of analysis to evaluate major transit investments in the 30-mile corridor between Nashville and Gallatin. The following 10 alternatives were selected for additional evaluation based on an initial screening of a universe of alternatives. For more information about the evaluation methodology, next steps, or to provide comments on the draft alternatives, please contact Felix Castrodad at (615) 862-7157 or by email at castrodad@nashvillempo.org.

BUS RAPID TRANSIT(BRT) ALTERNATIVES
  Alternative # 1: BRT via SR-386 / I-65/ I-24
  Moving primarily along the interstate highway corridors, the service could take advantage of existing and future HOV lanes.
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  Alternative # 2: BRT via SR-386 / Ellington Parkway
  An express service along the major highway corridors including Vietnam Veteran’s Boulevard (SR 386) and Ellington Parkway (SR-6).
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  Alternative # 3: BRT via US-31E
  Using the highly traveled major arterial between Gallatin and Nashville, the alignment would allow for improved connectivity with adjacent land uses, but with travel time improvements over a local bus route.
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  Alternative # 4: BRT via US-31E / Dickerson Pike
  Using two major arterial corridors, the alignment would allow for improved connectivity with adjacent land uses, but with travel time improvements over a local bus route.
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LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT(LRT) ALTERNATIVES
  Alternative # 5: LRT via SR-386 / I-65/ I-24
  With a similar alignment to the Freeway BRT, this primarily at-grade rail mode could use existing HOV lanes Right-of-Way or run on the freeway median.
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  Alternative # 6: LRT via SR-386 / Ellington Parkway
  LRT service extending along Vietnam Veteran’s Boulevard (SR 386) and utilizing Ellington Parkway (SR-6) as an alternative to I-65 to provide direct access into downtown Nashville.
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  Alternative # 7: LRT via US-31E
  An LRT mode with similar alignment to the Gallatin Pike Arterial BRT and with the flexibility to allow good access to land uses. Could operate on exclusive guideway or on-street.
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  Alternative # 8: LRT via US-31E / Dickerson Pike
  Traveling primarily along US-31E and transitioning to Dickerson Pike in Davidson County. This alternative would use Dickerson Pike as an alternative to US-31E but could increase alignment distance and travel time.
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COMMUTER RAIL ALTERNATIVES
  Alternative # 9: Commuter Rail via CSXT line between Nashville & Gallatin
  Extending along the existing CSXT rail corridor between downtown Nashville and Gallatin, this alternative would provide AM and PM commuter rail service similar to the Music City Star.
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  Alternative # 10: Commuter Rail via CSXT line from Gallatin to Hendersonville connecting to NERR line down Hadley Bend to Music City Star east line
  Utilizing the existing CSXT rail corridor in Sumner County and connecting to the NERR line in Davidson County, this alternative would provide AM and PM commuter rail service including a connection to the Music City Star east line.
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