How to fix Nashville’s traffic problems, transportation pro offers his tips

Nashville Business Journal
Scott Harrison

“This stuff takes forever to do.”

Perhaps that’s an unsettling comment for Nashvillians, particularly those sitting in rush-hour traffic. Al Biehler, the former head of Pennsylvania’s transportation department and now a professor of transportation policy at Carnegie Mellon University, offered them Thursday afternoon to an audience of elected officials, business leaders and folks throughout Middle Tennessee.

The “stuff” Biehler was talking about: developing a regional transportation network that includes mass-transit options and also has a viable funding source.

Biehler spoke Thursday at the Cumberland Region Tomorrow’s Power of Ten annual summit in downtown Nashville, which focused exclusively on transportation infrastructure in the 10-county Middle Tennessee region.

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