Transit Coalition Forms To Support Metro Nashville Transit Plan

Posted at 10:14 PM, Aug 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-30 23:51:27-04

Before Metro Nashville unveils an official transit plan, several of the city's heavy hitters have come together to form a transit coalition to try to convince people to vote for it.

Charles Robert Bone is spearheading the coalition of about a dozen groups, including the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, working behind the scenes to drum up support for a transit plan that will include light rail in Nashville.

It's a $6 billion plan that Nashville voters would be asked to approve, likely in May, if the Metro Council approves putting the measure on the ballot.

While details haven't been released yet, there would almost certainly be a tax increase of some kind. 

In July, on Inside Politics on NewsChannel 5+, Mayor Barry said she anticipated dealing with opposition to the plan, citing the likely increase in taxes to pay for it.