Five Corridors of High Capacity Transit Coming to Nashville

A 25-year regional transit plan, which includes five corridors for light rail or bus rapid transit lines, is taking shape in Nashville,
August 15, 2017, 10am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"As Mayor Megan Barry's administration pursues the first spoke of a light rail system in Nashville, a new report shows how the entire five-corridor network could work, what it might look like, and where Metro faces construction and right-of-way challenges," reports Joey Garrison.

The Nashville Metro Transit Authority recently released a "High Capacity Transit Briefing Book" [pdf] to map out the prospective system. "The report's release completes the final phase of the region's nMotion transit plan, which outlines a proposed $6 billion transit system for Middle Tennessee over the next 25 years," adds Garrison.

Planetizen covered the nMotion plan on several occasions after the plan's initial release in August 2016, approval in September 2016, and initial funding inquiries in November 2016. Currently, Mayor Barry is pitching the idea of a referendum in May to "let voters decide whether to dedicate new tax revenue to pay for transit projects."

The article includes more details on the routes and modes targeted in the plan.

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Published on Friday, August 11, 2017 in Tennessean
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