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Middle Tennessee Adopts $6 Billion Regional Transit Plan

Middle Tennessee expects 1 million new people to move to the region by 2040. The new nMotion plan, adopted late last week, proposes a regional transit system to accommodate the region's future.
September 26, 2016, 8am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The Regional Transportation Authority’s board of directors, which includes 28 Middle Tennessee mayors and appointees from Gov. Bill Haslam, voted unanimously Wednesday morning to adopt plans for a $5.97 billion regional transit system, reports Joey Garrison.

"The 25-year vision includes an assortment of transit projects both within Davidson County and connecting Nashville to outlying counties," adds Garrison.

The nMotion plan, as its known, completed a 30-day review period after being revealed to the board in August. Planners crafted the plan for 18 months before the review period. Garrison notes more than one stakeholder expressing concern that the plan doesn't go far enough or fast enough to build a regional transit system.

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Published on Friday, September 23, 2016 in The Tennessean
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