Residents pack meeting to discuss AMP Project

Residents pack meeting to discuss AMP Project (Image 1)

It was standing room only at Wednesday's meeting about the proposed AMP Project.

This was the third of four public meetings on the bus rapid transit system.  The proposed project is not a done deal, so engineers said public input is very important.

The focus of Wednesday's meeting was the impact AMP would have on the Midtown area.

The bus rapid transit will begin at Five Points in east Nashville and extend to the Saint Thomas Hospital area in west Nashville.

Officials are seeking federal money to fund a significant portion of the project.

“We are growing leaps and bounds and have to do something about the traffic. Being able to commute people from one place to another in a nice, I would call it a downtown manner,” said Cynthia Brown, a midtown resident.

However, not all attendees are in favor of the project.

“I am a true believer if it is implemented, that Nashville will be very sorry, when they realize what it is actually doing and take it out and remove it,” said Lee Beaman.

The final public meeting discussing AMP will be held Thursday night at 5:30 p.m. at West End Middle School.

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