$6 Billion Of Transit Reccommendations Released

Posted at 5:22 PM, Aug 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-17 23:35:55-04

The Metro Nashville Transit Authority has proposed a 25-year transit plan aiming to improve bus routes and mass transit throughout Music City.

The plan, nMotion, was created by Middle Tennessee residents, and is more of a framework of recommendations than a detailed, in-depth projection of transit plans.

It would provide short-term and long-term solutions at 5 years, 15 years, and 25 years at a total cost of nearly $6 billion.

Locals are desperate for a traffic solution, but the plan begs the question of where $6 billion will come from.

The money was predicted to come from federal, state, and local budgets, but funding will be determined by the end of the year.

More than 18,000 people were part of the community input process that started a year and a half ago.

The community will have a 30-day window to comment on the nMotion plan of recommendations. Click here to comment

The goal is to have every family a half mile away from a transit stop, hoping that some residents may not need a car.

The plan was sent to the MTA and RTA board of directors to be considered.