Mayor Megan Barry recently unveiled Let’s Move Nashville: Metro’s Transportation Solution, a plan that aligns with the IMPROVE Act passed earlier this year. In early 2018, Metro Council members will be asked to put the plan on the ballot for the May 2018 countywide vote.
“Investment in transportation today is an investment in Nashville’s future. More transportation options will make life better for Nashvillians, whether you moved here last summer or you’ve spent your entire life here, and it will ensure that the city continues to be a great place to live when today’s children have children of their own,” said Mayor Barry. “This comprehensive transportation solution will connect more neighborhoods with each other and open the door even wider to the city’s job, education and entertainment centers. We will make sure that no one is left behind.”
Let’s Move Nashville is a $5.2 billion infrastructure investment that will be funded by a range of fees, including business, sales and tourism taxes. The plan originated after many years of study and community engagements through the nMotion strategic plan, which was led by MTA and RTA, as well as coordination at the state and local level. It includes 26 miles of Nashville’s first-ever light rail system, four rapid bus routes, a dramatic increase in the service and frequency of the bus system, and a strategy of service and infrastructure improvements.
Open Houses are scheduled for:
Downtown Corridor: Nashville Farmers’ Market Food Court area – Thursday, October 26; 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Northwest Corridor: Tennessee State University, Elliott Hall – Thursday, November 2; 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Charlotte Avenue Corridor: Lentz Public Health Center, Centennial Rooms – Thursday, November 9; 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Murfreesboro Road Corridor: Trevecca, Tarter Student Activity Center – Tuesday, November 14; 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Nolensville Road Corridor: Coleman Park, Gym – Saturday, November 18; 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Gallatin Road Corridor: East Nashville Magnet High – Monday, November 20; 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m
Fifty-Forward Madison, 301 Madison Street – Tuesday, November 28; 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Bellevue Middle School, 655 Colice Jeanne Road – Thursday, November 30; 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
West Police Precinct, 5500 Charlotte Pike – Wednesday, December 6; 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Fifty-Forward Donelson, 108 Donelson Pike – Thursday, December 7; 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Southeast Community Center 5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy, Ste, 202 – Saturday, December 9; 10 a.m. – noon