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Nashville MTA Ends Bus Rapid Transit Plans

One of the more hotly contested transit projects in the country—The Amp bus rapid transit project in Nashville, Tennessee—is dead. Nashville MTA officials promise a new strategic plan for the future of transit in the city.
January 23, 2015, 10am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Nashville MTA announced Thursday afternoon that it will cease work on the Amp [pdf], the controversial proposed rapid bus transit system," reports Alanna Autler.

In plain terms, Autler explains that the "announcement essentially kills any hopes of the bus system coming to Nashville."

MTA CEO Steve Bland promised to continue strategic planning efforts for rapid transit in Nashville. The article goes into more detail about the political debate that preceded the death of The Amp, which opponents argued "would snarl traffic in an already crowded area."

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Published on Thursday, January 22, 2015 in WSMV
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