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Nashville

July 28, 2019, 7am PDT
The city of Nashville is trying to get back on track with some of the projects proposed in the 2016 nMotion plan—even without the massive pot of transit tax money it could have won at the ballot box.
Streetsblog USA
July 22, 2019, 6am PDT
Some cities, like Nashville, have been keeping pace with the economic growth of more internationally renowned cities like San Francisco and Seattle.
Reuters
July 16, 2019, 12pm PDT
As the threat of flooding increases, buyout programs to relocate homeowners are a better alternative to rebuilding—for cities and residents.
The New York Times
June 22, 2019, 9am PDT
Scooters are a useful addition to the mobility landscape, but cities need to address the many safety issues that come along with them.
The New York Times
June 11, 2019, 2pm PDT
Last spring, voters resoundingly quashed Let's Move Nashville, a $5.4 billion plan to build out the city's transit options. The plan paid too little attention to current riders, advocates say, and they aim to do things differently.
TransitCenter
April 22, 2019, 8am PDT
Nashville has a great deal going for it, but rising housing costs and gentrification could take it down a darker path.
The Guardian
March 29, 2019, 8am PDT
Nashville Mayor David Briley this week launched the most ambitious affordable housing program in the city's lengthy history.
The Tennessean
January 9, 2019, 2pm PST
In Minneapolis and San Francisco, public transit agencies are considering loyalty programs to boost ridership.
Forbes
November 26, 2018, 6am PST
Critics say the new operations facility will make some of the city’s problems even worse.
Curbed
November 25, 2018, 9am PST
Nashville was a surprise benefactor of the Amazon HQ2 announcement earlier this month. Amazon will definitely benefit from the deal as well.
The Tennessean
November 16, 2018, 11am PST
Environmentalists are up in arms after the loss of thousands of trees to make room for new developments in Nashville. Now a new affordable housing project could be the demise of the city's largest tree.
Tennessean
November 13, 2018, 12pm PST
The official news of Amazon's choices for its second location broke this morning, but hot takes were streaming in all day.
Planetizen
November 13, 2018, 8am PST
The reported selection of New York and Washington, D.C. as the dual winners of the Amazon HQ2 competition was officially announced this morning. Still, Amazon wasn't done with the surprises.
Planetizen
July 17, 2018, 8am PDT
The rebranding of Nashville MTA comes only a few months after voters rejected a tax referendum that would paid for a $5.4 billion transit plan.
Nashville Business Journal
July 16, 2018, 1pm PDT
Cities like San Francisco or New York can suck up all the oxygen for the conversation about housing affordability in the U.S. Meanwhile rapidly growing cities like Nashville, where the scope of a crisis of affordability is no less dire.
Tennessean
May 22, 2018, 7am PDT
Nashville's first transit oriented development plan, focusing on the neighborhood of Donelson, is facing opposition from affordable housing advocates.
The Tennessean
May 4, 2018, 8am PDT
An article originally posted on Mobility Lab, written by Owain James, looks for lessons from Nashville's failed transit referendum.
Mobility Lab
May 2, 2018, 5am PDT
Transit advocates suffered a resounding defeat in Nashville yesterday. The Let's Move Nashville plan does not have the funding to build-out its ambitiously pro-transit agenda.
Tennessean
April 22, 2018, 11am PDT
The Let's Move Nashville plan would spend $9 billion (including $5.4 billion for capital costs) to build a new transit network in the quickly growing city of Nashville. Voters will decide if the plan is worth the cost.
Tennessean
April 22, 2018, 5am PDT
More than half of American tenants are rent-burdened, putting them at risk of displacement. A national collaboration with PolicyLink hopes to help.
Curbed