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Report: Nashville's Transit Fit for a Smaller City

The Nashville Metro Transit Authority recently released a "State of the MTA" report, detailing the system's need for additional funding to improve in pace with the needs of a growing populace.
July 22, 2015, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Nashville’s transit system is lacking and needs more money to improve," reports Jamie McGee. "That’s according to the Metro Transit Authority’s State of the MTA System report, released Friday. In it, the MTA concludes that Nashville offers a “small city service” for an area no longer small and that the city needs to not only catch up with its population growth, but also plan for projected growth, now estimated at 1 million more people by 2035."

"In the report, the MTA points out both the city’s transit shortcomings and how much Nashville is lagging peer cities when it comes to addressing transportation needs. While Nashville is close to the size of Austin and Charlotte, it offers only 34 percent of the services provided by Austin and 46 percent of services in Charlotte."

McGee also notes the importance of transit to the NashvilleNext planning effort, currently underway at Nashville's Metro Planning Commission. 

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Published on Friday, July 17, 2015 in The Tennessean
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