What do Nashvillians want in mass transit? Here’s what thousands told MTA

Nashville Business Journal
Scott Harrison

You can turn one page in transit officials’ yearlong process to develop a regional mass transit system.

Since April, Nashville’s Metropolitan Transit Authority and the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee have been soliciting public input on the guiding principles for a strategic transit plan (a process called nMotion 2015).

MTA and RTA asked people, both in online surveys and in public meetings, what values planners should use to guide future transit projects. It’s an attempt to avoid the type of criticism that arose from the now-abandoned Amp bus route on West End Avenue, which opponents argued was sprung on residents without public buy-in (among other objections).

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