Nashville bus rapid transit on track for funds

Monday, August 12, 2013
Metro transit officials are one step closer in their bid to secure up to $75 million in funding for the proposed bus rapid transit line.

Last week, federal transit officials alerted the Metropolitan Transit Authority that the $174 million bus rapid transit line, dubbed The Amp, had been approved for the next phase of the application process.

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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 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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