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Nashville MTA now WeGo Public Transit after rebrand

Management & Operations| July 13, 2018

The new image is part of a process that started with the adoption of the nMotion plan in 2016.

Nashville MTA taps INIT for electronic fare management project

Management & Operations| May 15, 2018

INIT will implement EMV-capable smart fare validators on approximately 270 vehicles.

Nashville transit ballot measure overwhelmingly defeated

Voters were being asked to increase taxes to pay for a 26 mile new light rail system on five major corridors, upgrades to the city bus system, and the tunnel downtown.

Government Issues| February 8, 2018

Nashville Mayor's massive transit referendum to appear on May ballot

The council, however, tweaked the referendum language to list both the transit proposal's present-day cost of $5.4 billion, as well as the estimated amount of long-term revenue needed for the project, $8.95 billion.

Management & Operations| October 18, 2017

Nashville mayor unveils $5.2 billion transportation plan

It includes 26 miles of Nashville’s first-ever light rail system, four rapid bus routes, a dramatic increase in the service and frequency of the bus system, and a strategy of service and infrastructure improvements.

Government Issues| March 28, 2017

68% of Nashvillians back paying higher taxes for improved public transit

The numbers, outlined in a new Vanderbilt University poll, could help boost the cause of Middle Tennessee transit advocates who are seeking action from the state legislature to allow local governments to hold referendums on funding transit projects.

Bus| December 21, 2015

Nashville MTA unveils new tracking technology for bus system

The new tracking technology is available to the public for beta testing and feedback now as the Nashville MTA makes final tweaks to the system before the full launch of the new system in late January.

Management & Operations| October 5, 2015

2015 Women In Transportation: India Birdsong

Birdsong says her determination and her ability to negotiate have been valuable skills.

 

 

Accessibility| July 17, 2014

Nashville MTA hires ex-Pittsburgh agency head as CEO

Stephen G. Bland will begin his new position on August 25. He formerly led the Port Authority of Allegheny County, a multi-modal system with 1,000-plus vehicles and an annual operating budget of $350 million.
Accessibility| July 15, 2014

Former Pittsburgh agency chief in talks to head Nashville MTA

So far, Stephen Bland is the only finalist for the job to return for follow-up interviews. The vacancy at the transit authority was created March 31 when Paul Ballard resigned after 12 years as MTA's CEO to lead the Fort Worth Transportation Authority in Texas.
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