A Regional Partnership for Mobility, Economic Prosperity, Environmental Sustainability, & Health through Quality Investments in Transportation. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ENCOURAGED. Comments here are moderated. On Twitter @NashvilleMPO.
|Mission||To lead in the planning of a regional multi-modal transportation system to promote economic vitality, while encouraging sustainable land use practices to protect & preserve valuable community & natural resources.|
Serving as a regional partnership among the U.S. DOT, Tennessee DOT, local elected leadership, local planning and public works directors, transit agencies, the business community, and citizens across the five-plus county planning area, the MPO leads in the development of the region’s long-range transportation plan and short-range Transportation Improvement Program and contributes to ongoing conversations about issues such as land use, economic development, climate change and the environment, safety and security, and health.
2035 Greater Nashville Regional Transportation Plan – In December 2010, the MPO adopted a major update to greater Nashville’s comprehensive transportation plan, addressing all modes of surface transportation. http://nashvillempo.org/plans_programs/rtp/
2011-14 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) – A four-year initiative also adopted in Dec. 2010, the TIP identifies nearly $1 billion in priority investments for roads, transit, sidewalks, greenways, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), and air quality outreach programs.
NE Corridor Mobility Study: MPO’s comprehensive planning effort for a 30-mile stretch northeast of Nashville, with a focus on the development of transportation strategies that would better support the community between downtown Nashville & Gallatin. The study examines the economic growth potential offered by three core options for land use and urban design. Exploring the potential to invest in this fast-growing corridor represents a critical first step toward the realistic evaluation of pioneering regional transportation opportunities – including passenger rail and bus rapid transit. Citizens & businesses are encouraged to contribute to the discussion, help shape the future of transportation in the corridor.
Tri-County Transportation & Land Use Study: A first-of-its-kind attempt to bring together local governments, citizens, and businesses to discuss significant regional growth issues that cross jurisdictional boundaries. In an effort to enhance the potential for regional coordination and decision-making, a formal roundtable –consisting of leaders from Robertson, Sumner & Wilson counties– will consider neighboring communities’ growth plans, in order to improve their own. Ideas generated from this study will directly contribute to the MPO’s 2035 Greater Nashville Regional Transportation Plan. Local governments will benefit by takeaways that should hel