Listen / Nashville’s one and only train for commuters — the Music City Star — is still a limited service right now. But it plays an important part in Nashville’s newly released plan to expand mass transit.
Listen / Catching a bus in Nashville isn’t possible late at night. And knowing how long you’ll have to wait is tough, anytime, without a schedule in hand. But there’s huge demand to make the bus system simpler and more dependable. So on Monday, the city’s transit chief responded with a budget request to make […]
Listen / When it comes to regional mass transit, Middle Tennessee will soon choose among a trio of options. They range widely — from essentially doing nothing new, to spending big on rapid buses, streetcars or trains.
Listen / Light rail, faster buses, and even streetcars were revealed Thursday in Nashville’s most ambitious plans ever for mass transit — although they’re still in draft form.
Listen / There’s growing momentum in Middle Tennessee to create a bus rapid transit system, or BRT, along the interstates. Often referred to as “freeway BRT,” the idea is to let buses collect passengers and pass up traffic by driving on the shoulder or in dedicated lanes.
Listen / Nashville’s transit officials hear the clamoring for more commuter rail service, which is usually fast and can carry a lot of people. But in Middle Tennessee, that would probably require squeezing passenger trains onto busy CSX freight lines — and those prospects are slim, according to a new study.
Listen / Beyond Nashville’s border, the regional transportation system has not kept up with demand and could fall further behind as the population grows, according to a new transit study. The issues holding back transit through the 10-county region, according to the “State of the RTA System” report, are lack of frequency of regional train and bus […]
Listen / Nashville transportation leaders got what they asked for this week: passionate public opinions — and plenty of complaints — about the current mass transit options.
Listen / The most in-depth study of Nashville’s transit system in recent years has arrived, and it paints a detailed picture of why the city is struggling to get a growing population where they want to go.
Listen / Nashville’s newest study of mass transit has uncovered two distinct camps of people, meaning that it won’t be easy for transportation leaders to please everyone.