Get on the Bus

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

When it comes to moving large numbers of people efficiently through urban areas, it’s hard to beat good old-fashioned heavy rail subways and metro lines. But these projects come at a steep price, especially in the United States, and don’t make sense in many areas. Yet, politicians looking for cheaper options too often fall for the superficial idea that anything that runs on train tracks must be a good idea. The smarter strategy in many cases is to look instead at the numerically dominant form of mass transit—the humble bus—and ask what can be done to make it less humble. 

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Give AMP idea a fair turn to solve traffic issues

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

One of the questions I get asked a lot these days is what I think of the Amp, Mayor Karl Dean’s proposed rapid bus route along West End Avenue from White Bridge Road to East Nashville.  Read more here.

Nashville enjoys benefits of commuter rail

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Read TPTA President Paul Ballard's column in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on the benefits of commuter rail in Nashville here.

Obama to nominate Charlotte Mayor Foxx for Transportation Chief

Monday, April 29, 2013
President Obama on Monday will nominate Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx to be his next secretary of Transportation, a White House official confirmed to The Hill.

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Nashville bus rapid transit project receives Rockefeller Grant

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Nashville’s efforts to promote the proposed East-West Connector bus rapid transit project got a financial boost Wednesday.

The Rockefeller Foundation announced a $1.2 million grant to support bus rapid transit efforts in four cities across the nation, including Nashville. The grant is part of the foundation’s Transform Cities initiative aimed at helping communities grow and improve their quality of life through mass transit.

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Regional Transportation Authority expands bus service to Clarksville

Friday, March 22, 2013

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is expanding its regional bus service to Clarksville and is adding a new Cheatham County stop in Pleasant View beginning April 1st, 2013.

The passengers of the express bus were surveyed and as a result, an additional morning and evening trip for the 94X Clarksville Express is being added, as well as a new stop in Pleasant View.

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