Plan Hopes To Eliminate Commute Problems

Posted at 11:08 PM, Dec 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-10 00:08:12-05

A new plan by the Nashville Area Metro Planning Organization called Middle Tennessee Connected has been created in hopes of making transportation a litter easier for commuters in the mid-state.

The plan would invest more than $8 billion into regional transportation projects and programs over the next 25 years.

At the top of the list: Upgrading the interstate loop downtown.

Other funding plans include adding rapid transit to and from Nashville, Franklin, Gallatin and Murfreesboro, a new transit option for commuters between Clarksville and Music City, and improving state routes in rapidly-growing areas like Robertson and Maury counties.