The Regional Transportation Authority, Cumberland Region Tomorrow and the Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee are hosting the Williamson County Community Leaders Transit Conversation on Thursday, Nov. 12, at Franklin City Hall.
Registration, networking and refreshments will begin at 7:30 a.m., with presentation and discussion to run from 8 to 9:30 a.m.
The event, designed to allow discussion of the specific transit and transportation needs of Williamson County, will bring together key government, business and community leaders from Williamson County for an in-depth look at the demand for new solutions in regional transportation.
The Middle Tennessee region is one of the fastest-growing areas in the state and in the country. The entire 10-county region is projected to grow by 80 percent, with 3.1 million residents calling Middle Tennessee home by 2040. Most of this growth will occur in the nine counties surrounding Nashville/Davidson County, and the total population of those counties is projected to grow by 111 percent from approximately one million residents to 2.3 million.
The continued health and prosperity of the Middle Tennessee region is dependent on the development of a robust and efficient regional transportation system.
The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is hard at work to provide new and better transit options that ensure everyone can get where they need to in a cost-effective and timely manner. To determine how best to expand regional transit service, the RTA is updating their Strategic Transit Plan, known as nMotion 2015. Input and opinions are needed to help develop the best regional mass transit system possible.