Nashville BRT survives test after funding eligibility oversight

Posted on June 12, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mayor Karl Dean’s controversial bus rapid transit plan survived a test Tuesday after an administrative oversight gave Metro Council opponents a chance to hurt its eligibility for future funding, The Tennessean reported.

After the Metro Transit Authority failed to put $51.5 million for the 7.1-mile Amp line in the city’s five-year capital improvements budget — a “wish list” of potential building projects — an amendment was necessary to put the money in. Projects have to be on the wish list to be eligible for future capital dollars, according to the report.

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