MTA Board approves nMotion 2016 transit plan

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – At its board meeting late Thursday afternoon, the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority Board of Directors adopted a new strategic plan dubbed nMotion 2016.

The plan, which provides a road map of improving public transit within the region over the next 25 years, was unanimously approved by its members.

The nMotion plan is the culmination of more than a year of an aggressive community outreach campaign that generated nearly 20,000 survey responses and comments from Middle Tennesseans at community meetings, online surveys and neighborhood events.

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During the strategic planning efforts, MTA and Regional Transportation Authority released more than 35 technical documents and studies.

“The adoption of this plan is the first step in building a meaningful and equitable public transit network that addresses the anticipated growth in Nashville and Middle Tennessee over the next 25 years,” said MTA Board Chair Gail Williams.

Williams continued, “The plan identifies specific strategic actions Nashville and the region needs to take to begin working on the growing traffic and congestion. It is a historic day for public transit and the citizens in our community. Additionally my thanks to the many members of the community that engaged in this process to improve transit for all.”

The next steps in the nMotion process will be to begin looking at simplifying services.

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