Transit For Nashville Petitions To Fund Transit Plan

Posted at 5:59 PM, Sep 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-09 22:47:25-04

It's one of Nashville's biggest challenges: increasing traffic and a lack of transportation options. Hundreds joined Mayor Megan Barry to get residents on board with a new transit plan.

Mayor Barry teamed up with the Transit for Nashville Coalition to spread the word about the new plan and how that plan will be funded. The group has been hoping to have people come out and vote yes to a referendum that would allow voters to fund the plan.

Transit For Nashville went door-to-door encouraging residents to speak out and get involved by signing a petition.

"It's critical that our mass transportation is in place to meet what's obviously going to be a demand that even now is out stripping. People say that they don't want Nashville to be like Atlanta, well we better get on top of this thing," said Walter Searchy, Transit for Nashville Coalition, spokesperson.

Though people have been excited about the possibility of change, it's not going to happen over night and without some cash.

"There's no need to get too deep into the weeds about where are stops going to be because if we don't have the money to pay for it, it won't matter," said Mayor Barry.

Transit for Nashville has been encouraging residents to speak out and get involved by signing a petition online.