Nashville feared becoming the next Atlanta, in terms of traffic. To avoid that fate, the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) launched a Transit Strategic Plan. The need was dire—the region is expected to gain 1 million people over the next 25 years. “Nashville is a rapidly growing city with a transit system designed for a small city,” says Geoff Slater.
Slater led the development of the plan, which was branded nMotion. The team conducted extensive outreach for 15 months to gather feedback, which culminated in a draft plan envisioning a $6 billion expansion of transit in Middle Tennessee. The cornerstone of that vision is a core network of light rail, bus rapid transit and rapid bus services.
On September 21, the Regional Transit Authority board unanimously approved the 25-year plan to improve traffic in Middle Tennessee. “It will completely transform Nashville,” says Slater. “It’s going to be a great transit system for a great city.”
Read the story in the Tennessean: “Middle Tennessee leaders adopt $6B regional transit plan”