Big Money Spent In Transit Referendum

Posted at 8:33 PM, Apr 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-30 21:36:52-04

The Nashville transit referendum has already broken voting records, but we won't find out who those numbers will benefit until Tuesday night.

In order for the city to proceed with the proposed multi-billion dollar light rail plan, voters need to approve a tax increase. 

The thinking right now is that outlying parts of the county will likely vote against the plan because light rail service won't get to them. 

The pro-transit group has outspent the anti-transit group by about $2 million. Political analyst Pat Nolan shared his thoughts on what the numbers mean so far. 

"Do you think numbers are good for pro transit or anti?" asked NewsChannel 5.

"In talking to them last week, the pro transit people think early voting helped them some, but they think it'll be close. But they may well be behind in early voting. They hope they can make that up in day of," said Nolan.

The last time Davidson County residents voted to approve a sales tax increase was back in 1980. Polls open Tuesday at 7 a.m.