What is The Amp?
The Amp will be unlike any other transit service currently offered in Nashville. It is a 7.1-mile rapid transit project that will travel through the heart of the city—from Five Points in East Nashville to the Saint Thomas Hospital area in West Nashville. It will transform public transit by providing a fast, convenient, affordable alternative to traveling by car.
Known as Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), The Amp’s smart transit technology combines the quality of rail transit with the cost-effectiveness of rapid buses. The high-tech, environmentally friendly vehicles travel in dedicated transit lanes and move faster than a car stuck in traffic. Amp vehicles will stop along the route at attractive, stations that have real-time arrival information, self-service fare-collection kiosks, and level boarding.
- It is a bus rapid transit (BRT) line that connects Nashville from east to west.
- It combines the quality of rail transit with the cost-effectiveness of rapid buses.
- It will provide fast, frequent service and more than 1.3 million trips a year.
- It will serve as an important economic-development engine.