The COVID-19 pandemic has slashed Nashville’s bus ridership in half — down 53% decline compared to pre-COVID times.
In Metro Nashville’s new 348-page transportation plan, Mayor John Cooper and his top advisors detail a vision for a system overhaul that puts improvements within reach of over 90% of the population.
The pandemic cut Nashville’s bus ridership by half compared to last year. But Mayor John Cooper’s transportation plan is gaining momentum after the Metro Council voted to support his proposal.
Nashville is now in its deadliest year for pedestrians. Recent fatal strikes have pushed past what had been a record-setting death toll in 2019.
Even Tennessee officials call it “the highway everyone loves to hate.” But Interstate 440 in Nashville will have all lanes reopened by next Thursday, July 2, completing one of the city’s most desired road projects.
Midway through 2020, Nashville is again experiencing high pedestrian fatalities. The city is ahead of last year’s record-setting pace, when 32 people were fatally struck by vehicles. Fifteen people have died as of June 20, including three in a recent eight-day span, according to Metro police.
In a time of low traffic in neighborhoods, Nashville will experiment with 4 miles of streets that are temporarily only for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Tighter rules could be coming to the party vehicles that slowly circulate through downtown Nashville.
WeGo says it needs a 3% budget increase to maintain the status quo and avoid a second straight year of service cuts.
This week, many in Nashville are re-examining the mass transit referendum that voters defeated in 2018.