RTA Endorses Choose How You Move Plan

RTA supports Mayor O’Connell’s transportation improvement program.

At its meeting Wednesday, the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) voted to endorse and support Mayor Freddie O’Connell’s Choose How You Move transportation improvement program.

The RTA oversees the 10-county area surrounding Nashville and operates the WeGo Star as well as the out-of-county commuter bus service.

“The RTA is composed of county and city mayors from around Middle Tennessee who know that we can and should do better than our current transportation system,” Mayor Freddie O’Connell said. “Their approval of this plan signals a future with regional coordination and cooperation to ensure Nashville and surrounding counties remain accessible to all residents.”

Choose How You Move: An All-Access pass to Sidewalks, Signals, Service, and Safety focuses on four core areas where Nashville’s transportation system needs modernizing. The unveiled plan includes 86 miles of new sidewalk construction, smart traffic signals for two-thirds of the city’s intersections, bus service improvements to make access to transit easy, reliable, safe, and frequent, as well as safety improvements for the transit system and for many of the city’s most dangerous roads.

Choose How You Move plan on transit.nashville.gov

Choose How You Move includes improvements in every corner of Davidson County, including connections for residents traveling into and out of surrounding counties. Dedicated funding generated if voters approve the Choose How You Move program on the November 5 ballot would provide matching funds needed to leverage more than $1.4 billion in future federal dollars to improve regional transportation access over the next 15 years.

“We appreciate the support of the Mayors in the RTA. The resolution is a recognition that Nashville is at the heart of a growing Middle Tennessee transit system,” said WeGo CEO Steve Bland.

Metro staff continue to hold informational transit talks to engage with Nashvillians about the plan. To request a transit talk in your neighborhood, fill out this request form from hubNashville: Ask the Transit Team to Speak at My Event

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