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Transportation officials adopt $8.5 billion, 25-year plan

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Regional elected and transportation officials adopted a 25-year transportation plan, Middle Tennessee Connected, that's expected to cost $8.5 billion to cover infrastructure costs.

The 2016-2040 Regional Transportation Plan, developed by county governments, transit groups and the Tennessee Department of Transportation, applies to seven Middle Tennessee counties.

“It is not only exciting but encouraging to see that mayors and county executives from around the region understand the important role of transit as part of our transportation network, but they are actively supporting increased investment to execute the vision for mass transit," said Steve Bland, Nashville MTA CEO.

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