You’re wasting this much money sitting in Nashville traffic

By Meg Garner via Nashville Business Journal

Sorry, Nashville drivers: You might as well mark at least one day off your calendars because you’re going to spend more than 24 hours in your car this year sitting in traffic.

Nashville is the 23rd most-congested city in the United States, with drivers spending 34 hours stuck in traffic annually, according to a new study.… Continue reading

Metro seeks D.C. lobbyist: Nashville hoping to cash in on Trump infrastructure promises

By Stephen Elliot via Nashville Post

Metro Government is seeking a lobbyist in Washington, D.C., who can help the city take advantage of President Trump’s campaign promises of big spending on infrastructure.

A request for quotation, which opened Tuesday, calls for proposals from a consulting firm “to supplement and complement” the city’s efforts to maximize its relationship with the federal government during the course of a five-year contract.… Continue reading

Gas tax vote postponed

By Cari Wade Gervin via Nashville Post

A highly anticipated discussion of Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposed tax hike ended in an abrupt adjournment after about half an hour — and before any discussion of the plan occurred.

Haslam’s plan was just filed as an amendment to a caption bill yesterday, but House Majority Leader Glen Casada (R-Thompson’s Station) said on Tuesday he was “confident” either Haslam’s or Rep.… Continue reading