Nashville Leaves Room to Maneuver on Transit Planning Future

Nashville residents are being asked to choose their preference among a menu of transit planning options. The most expensive version of the plan would cost $5.4 billion, the least $800 million.
January 29, 2016, 11am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"A question of scale is at the heart of a new Metro Transit Authority report released Thursday that zeroes in on three possible scenarios to guide the city's future transit investments," reports Joey Garrison.

"After months of community meetings as part of the agency’s nMotion transit planning process, MTA officials and consultants unveiled transit visions at a lengthy MTA board meeting. Proposals cover the full gamut of options, headlined by light rail on major Nashville corridors and commuter rail to connect Nashville with Clarksville," adds Garrison.

Mayor Megan Barry will seek public input on the options before releasing a final version of the plan in late spring or summer, according to the article. The article also includes more detail about what is included at each end of the scale. The "top-tier" proposal, as the article calls it, would cost $5.4 billion. A middle-tier comes with a $2.4 billion price tag, and the "less ambitious plan" would total $800 million.

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Published on Thursday, January 21, 2016 in The Tennessean
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