August 14, 2013
Together, they provided 10.5 million passenger trips in the Middle Tennessee region.
August 13, 2013
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.
August 6, 2013
Diverting from the current 7.1-mile route would reduce efficiency and increase travel times, according to the agency's CEO Paul Ballard.
January 31, 2013
The Transit Alliance commissioned IBM to analyze transportation networks across the region and identify initiatives that could reduce congestion and stress on Middle Tennessee’s current infrastructure.
December 28, 2012
The State of Good Repair grant, which the Tennessee Department of Transportation was able to get by collaborating with 15 transit agencies across the state, will cover about one-fifth of the vehicle replacement needed at each participating agency.
November 20, 2012
The three-year contract, with two years of renewable options, contains a firm order for 10 buses (20 EUs) with options for an additional 60 buses (120 EUs). Nashville MTA is a new customer for New Flyer.
July 19, 2012
The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority and Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee jointly recorded more than 10 million passenger trips in the last fiscal year, almost 1.3 million more trips than the previous year.
April 4, 2012
Program has generated almost $2.4 million in savings for five agencies with contract prices of $2.30 per gallon for diesel fuel and $2.11 for gas. The first two years of the hedging program generated $632,811 in savings the first year and more than $3.4 million in the second year.
February 16, 2012
Three former bus drivers, one of which was sued for causing accidents that injured other people, claim that the Nashville Metro Transit Authority fails to train and retrain drivers. A spokeswoman says the driver is a disgruntled former employee making false allegations.
December 15, 2011
Estimates a BRT system would cost $136 million to construct, less than half the $275 million required for streetcars. The number of trips riders would make on either system would be about the same, 4,500 average weekday trips on BRT versus 4,800 on streetcars in the first year.
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