Diane Black Releases Regional Transit Plan

Posted at 9:36 PM, May 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-08 22:40:49-04

After the $5 billion Let's Move transit plan failed in Nashville, city leaders have been pitching ride-shares, scooters, and even aerial trams to get around a growing Music City. Even gubernatorial hopeful Diane Black has released her own plan.

In the plan, Black says "big government boondoggles are not the solution."

The Republican representative wants to convene leaders from Middle Tennessee counties to develop a master plan for the entire region, not just Metro. 

As part of the idea, Black proposed:

  • Completing 840 so that commercial traffic can avoid downtown
  • Re-thinking design for on and off ramps
  • Double-stacking I-65, 40 and 24 as they pass through the downtown corridor