Mayor Cooper unveils new $1.6 billion transit plan for Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- Mayor John Cooper on Tuesday released his new $1.6 billion transit plan for Nashville.
The plan calls for extensive investment in the city’s bus system. It also envisions synchronized traffic lights, a traffic control center, bike paths, sidewalks and upgrades for the WeGo commuter train.
The largest single outlay would be $413 million for dedicated rapid bus lanes along Murfreesboro Pike.
Cooper notes that the plan was developed through 11 public listening sessions, input from two dozen community groups and discussions with council members.
Nashville voters flatly rejected a $5 billion transit plan city leaders put forward in 2018.