The project, a collaboration between WeGo and Metro Nashville Public Schools, is planned in conjunction with the $89 million renovation of Hillsboro High School. Located on the east side of Hillsboro Pike in front of Hillsboro High, the hub will offer expanded capacity for three buses as well as new amenities, such as larger shelter areas and improved lighting, according to Trey Walker, director of engineering and construction for WeGo Transit.
“The idea for this project started in 2016 when [WeGo Transit] wanted to build a network of regional transit centers,” Walker said. “The hubs will be strategically located throughout the network to help with crosstown connections and make our system easier to utilize.”
Once the hub is constructed, there will be a dedicated bus lane for easy access to the shelters, Walker said. The intersection at Hillsboro Pike and the entrance to the Mall at Green Hills will have a queue jump signal allowing buses to exit the lane before traffic resumes as normal.
WeGo officials plan to further engage with the community this spring when site-specific designs are developed. A construction start date has not been announced.