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August 14, 2013

Nashville MTA, RTA hit big ridership numbers

Together, they provided 10.5 million passenger trips in the Middle Tennessee region.


August 13, 2013

Nashville's AMP BRT program gets Fed go ahead

MTA was notified late last week it provided sufficient information to enter the project development phase as outlined under FTA’s Small Starts grants program.


July 25, 2013

Poll: Most Tenn. city voters back BRT

A survey of 500 registered voters shows 77% of respondents support the project, compared with 13% who oppose it. The survey was funded with a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, which is trying to increase support for BRT in Nashville and three other cities.


May 30, 2013

Nashville Mayor commits $7.5M for BRT system

Known as The Amp, the BRT project, one of Karl Dean’s most high-profile initiatives, is designed to help ease traffic congestion and provide better mass transit as the region adds a million new residents over the next two decades


March 25, 2010

Nashville MTA debuts Music City bus route

The service begins March 29 and is designed to help tourists, visitors, workers and residents reach sports and entertainment venues, downtown hotels, residences, and offices more quickly and easily.


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