Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced in December plans to host public listening sessions to help determine priorities for a Metro Transportation Plan that will identify critical transportation needs as well as opportunities for larger mass-transit projects.
“The right transportation system is critical for our community,” Cooper said in a news release. “It will get you to school, to work, to your doctor’s office, and back home. With Nashville’s recent growth, we’re facing new transportation challenges that we must address with intention, transparency, and full participation from residents throughout Davidson County. From covered bus stops and timely traffic signals to safer intersections and more sidewalks, creating an effective transportation plan begins with the opportunity for everyone who touches our transportation system to provide valuable input.”
The initial focus for the plan will be managing traffic and improving the Metro Nashville bus system, according to an announcement form the mayor’s office.
“The first step in the planning process is determining our transportation priorities,” said Faye DiMassimo, a senior adviser to the mayor for transportation and infrastructure, in a statement. “Safety and efficiency improvements will allow residents to get around the city faster and more reliably. After identifying our most critical needs, the planning process will turn to larger and more ambitious public transportation and mass transit projects.”
A full plan is expected to be released in September, in accordance with Cooper’s promise to have a plan in place by the end of his first year in office, according to the release.
Residents can attend as many sessions as they wish, according to the city’s website. A full list of listening sessions planned over the next few weeks can be found below.
Antioch/ Hickory Hollow
Southeast Community Center
5260 Hickory Hollow Parkway, Ste., 202, Antioch
Thursday, Jan. 9 from 6-8 p.m.
FiftyForward Donelson State
108 Donelson Pike, Nashville
Thursday, Jan. 16 from 6-8 p.m.
4000 Clarksville Pike, Nashville
Thursday, Jan. 23 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Lee Chapel AME
1200 Dr DB Todd Jr. Blvd., Nashville
Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 6-8 p.m.
Joelton First Baptist Church
7140 Whites Creek Pike, Joelton
Thursday, Jan. 30 from 6-8 p.m.
West Police Precinct Community Room
5500 Charlotte Pike, Nashville
Thursday, Feb. 6 from 6-8 p.m.
Bellevue Public Library
720 Baugh Road, Nashville
Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 6-8 p.m.
Downtown Public Library
615 Church St., Nashville
Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Green Hills/ Hillsboro Pike
Church of Christ-Green Hills
3805 Granny White Pike, Nashville
Thursday, Feb. 20 from 6-8 p.m.
3955 Nolensville Pike, Nashville
Monday, February 24 from 6-8 p.m.
272 Broadmoor Drive, Nashville
Thursday, Feb. 27 from 6-8 p.m.