Transportation Studies

ACTIVE STUDIES
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METRO NASHVILLE TRANSPORTATION PLAN

Metro Nashville Mayor's Office, WeGo, Greater Nashville Regional Council

From covered bus stops and timely traffic signals to safer intersections and more sidewalks, creating an effective transportation plan begins with the opportunity for everyone who touches the transportation system to provide valuable input. The Metro Nashville-Davidson County Mayor’s Office of Transportation just completed 11 Listening Sessions as part of its effort to develop a plan for future transportation investments. The process will continue into the spring. 

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DOWNTOWN INTERSTATE "INNER LOOP" CONCEPTS

Greater Nashville Regional Council, Downtown Partnership

A public-private partnership to evaluate options to develop a shared vision for continued improvements to the Interstate 24/40/65 "loop" around downtown Nashville.The goal is to help guide short‐, mid‐, and long‐range investments into the loop and key facilities that support access, egress, and parallel movements. 

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REGIONAL SMART MOBILITY ASSESSMENT

Greater Nashville Regional Council

The Smart Mobility Assessment is intended to provide community leadership, information technology directors, transit agencies, planning and public works departments, traffic operations managers, and other stakeholders a framework for how emerging technologies can improve and optimize the planning and operation of the transportation system, how these technologies can be used to help users understand their options and make better travel decisions, and make built environments accessible, safe, and vibrant.

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SOUTH CORRIDOR STUDY

Greater Nashville Regional Council

The study will identify a series of short-, mid-, and long-term recommendations to implement the vision for rapid transit between Nashville, Berry Hill, Oak Hill, Brentwood, Franklin, Thompson‘s Station, Spring Hill, and Columbia, as well as other neighborhoods, communities, employment centers, and destinations along the south corridor.

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U.S. INTERSTATE 40/81 CORRIDOR STUDY

TN Dept of Transportation

The U.S. Interstate 40/81 Corridor Study stretches across the state of Tennessee and includes the entire lengths of I-40 and I-81, from state line to state line. The study includes more than 500 miles of interstate -- 456 miles along I-40 and 76 miles along I-81. The study area crosses 28 counties, each with cities that depend on these corridors for commerce, tourism, and daily commuting.

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ASSET MANAGEMENT ANALYSIS (MAINTENANCE)

Greater Nashville Regional Council

GNRC is currently working with TDOT, local public works officials, and public transit agencies across Middle Tennessee to analyze the current condition of area roadways, bridges, and transit assets. The analysis will be used to forecast the costs to maintain those facilities over the next 5, 15, and 25 years.  The effort will lay the groundwork for determining the level of revenue available for expanding and modernizing the transportation system over the same period of time.

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BICYCLE & PEDESTRIAN STUDY

Greater Nashville Regional Council (Nashville Area MPO)

GNRC recently began working with local governments, businesses, non-profit organizations, and advocates to update several tools used in the planning process to identify opportunities to improve conditions and safety for pedestrians and cyclists.  The study includes an update of the bicycle and pedestrian levels of service analysis, bicycle and pedestrian latent demand model, and an inventory of bicycle and pedestrian facilities and conditions.

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COMPLETED REPORTS

Regional Coordination Findings (2020)

MovingForward Policy Taskforce, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

A review of Middle Tennessee's regional capacity to coordinate on the advance of major transportation solutions compared with peer regions across the U.S.

Regional Mobility Solutions Scorecard (2020)

MovingForward, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

An annual update on progress towards regional mobility solutions as tracked by the MovingForward initiative of the the regional business community.

Congestion Management Process (2019)

Greater Nashville Regional Council (Nashville Area MPO)

An overview of the process deployed by the GNRC to carry-out a federally-required congestion management process as part of the metropolitan transportation planning program.

Nashville Region's Vital Signs (2018)

Greater Nashville Regional Council, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

An annual report on key data points related to issues affecting Middle Tennessee's economic well-being and quality of life to facilitate conversation about community-driven solutions.

High Capacity Transit Briefing Book (2017)

WeGo Public Transit (Nashville MTA, Regional Transportation Authority)

An assessment of key regional corridors in terms of their readiness for rapid transit and a look at potential design alternatives.

nMotion Regional Transit Recommendations(2017)

WeGo Public Transit (Regional Transportation Authority)

The publicly adopted regional transit master plan that sets forth a detailed recommendations for the expansion and modernization of local bus service and the introduction of rapid transit options.

Northwest Corridor Transit Recommendations (2017)

WeGo Public Transit (Regional Transportation Authority)

Detailed recommendations for implementing rapid transit between Nashville and Clarksville including a focus on connections to North Nashville and the Gulch.

Freight Transportation Profile and Recommendations (2016)

Greater Nashville Regional Council (Nashville Area MPO)

A snapshot of how heavy trucks and freight rail lines traverse the region along with set of recommendations for improving local deliveries, regional freight movements; Includes initial analysis of the potential relocation of the CSX Radnor Yard Intermodal Facility near the I-65 and Harding Place interchange. 

Southeast Area Transportation Recommendations (2016)

Greater Nashville Regional Council (Nashville Area MPO)

Detailed recommendations for improving transportation options between Nashville and Murfreesboro along the I-24 and US 41 corridors; Includes evaluation of rapid transit options.

Transportation Impact Fee Demo and Recommendations (2016)

Greater Nashville Regional Council (Nashville Area MPO)

A history of transportation impact fees in Tennessee and an analysis of their potential revenue capacity to help pay for transportation projects; Scenarios modeled for illustration purposes only.

Coordinated Human Services Transportation (2016)

TN Dept of Transportation, Greater Nashville Regional Council (Nashville Area MPO)

A regional plan for ensuring transportation options for senior adults, persons with disabilities, and low-income residents across the mid-State.

SR 109 Access Management Recommendations (2016)

Greater Nashville Regional Council (Nashville Area MPO), TN Dept of Transportation

Recommendations for the coordination of economic development, land use, and roadway design along SR-109 from I-65 near the Sumner/Robertson county line and I-40 in Wilson County. 

HOV and Managed Lanes Feasibility Assessment (2015)

Greater Nashville Regional Council (Nashville Area MPO)

A review of national practices and standards for carpool and other managed lanes concepts that could be deployed along key corridors in the greater Nashville area.

Regional Public Attitudes Survey (2014)

Greater Nashville Regional Council (Nashville Area MPO)

Results of a statistically valid scientific poll of public attitudes towards transportation issues and potential investment strategies.

Northeast Corridor Transit Recommendations (2011)

Greater Nashville Regional Council (Nashville Area MPO)

Detailed recommendations for implementing rapid transit between Davidson and Sumner counties along the I-65, Ellington Parkway, and Vietnam Veterans Parkway (SR-386).

Moving Tennessee Forward - Design Concepts

Nashville Civic Design Center, Greater Nashville Regional Council (Nashville Area MPO)

A compilation of case studies and urban design ideas that enhance proposed transportation concepts from the regional transportation plan; Includes a look at Transit Oriented Development, redevelopment potential of arterial pikes, enhancing area bridges, among other ideas.