I recently had the opportunity to deliver a call to action on Transportation at the “Power of Ten” regional summit. Since traffic congestion is one of the most common complaints that I receive, I thought this was an opportunity to inform our community about some of the issues.
You can turn one page in transit officials’ yearlong process to develop a regional mass transit system.
Since April, Nashville’s Metropolitan Transit Authority and the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee have been soliciting public input on the guiding principles for a strategic transit plan (a process called nMotion 2015).… Continue reading
RTA buses get funding increase from local governments
LA VERGNE – The city’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen Tuesday joined other local governments and Middle Tennessee State University to increase funding for Regional Transportation Authority bus service by allocating $5,484 for the city’s share.
Teslas and Nissan LEAFs aren’t the only all-electric vehicles that you’ll see on the streets of downtown Nashville. The Metropolitan Transit Authority is moving forward with plans to convert the vans and buses on its Music City Circuit downtown circulator route to an all-electric fleet.
When I first heard about the “Open Streets Nashville” day, I scratched my head and wondered exactly what it was.
I was told that it would be a day when the city would close certain streets to traffic (in this case 11th Avenue in the Gulch for a few hours this Saturday) and put on a family-friendly street party with a parade, mini-stages, and booths and tents, featuring games, music, food and other fun and fitness activities.