The Transit Citizen Leadership Academy is designed to equip private- and public-sector leaders across the 10 counties of Middle Tennessee with tools to lead conversations about the value of multimodal transit across the region and about the emerging mass transit options that can address our mobility needs.
The Academy is built around a six-session program that follows this syllabus:
- Scanning The Landscape – A look at the historical, economic and social impact of transportation in the United States and Tennessee
- Field Trip/Mass Transit Experience – What’s new in the region, including next steps and/or trends to watch
- Understanding Current Reality – An exploration of Middle Tennessee’s transit system and the challenges we face
- Evaluating the Options – An examination weighing value and cost of options for Middle Tennessee, informed by global best practices
- Broadening the Scope – Examining the definition of Multimodal Transportation, including technology and other nontraditional alternatives
- Graduation – Presentations of certificates, lessons learned, ways to engage the community and create the conversation through identification and activation of community resources to support transit conversations
The first five classes were done in collaboration with founding partner the Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership at Lipscomb University.
Click here to view a full list of TCLA alumni by county.