Mayor Karl Dean, Chairman
Regional Transportation Plan
Major Policy Initiatives
Annual Convening th...
Transportation is a 
Regional Issue
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Transportation is Regional Issue
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How will our Region Grow?
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Population Growth, Middle Tennessee
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1965 Development Pattern
Properties affected by development in 1965
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2009 Development Pattern
Properties affected by current development
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2035 Development Pattern - Projected
Properties affected by current & future development
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Land Use Model Inputs
Environmental Constraints Land Use Policy
Suitability Analysis Growth Policy
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Today’s Congestion – Volume Based
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Gallatin
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2035 Congestion, Projected
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Gallatin
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2035 Congestion, Planned Projects
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Gallatin
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2035 Congestion, After Projects Built
Clarksville
Gallatin
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Growing Issues to Address
Unmanageable Congestion
Longer Travel Times & Trip Lengths
Increasing Energy Consumption / C...
Changing Demographics
A Sharp Decline in Traditional Family Households
Households 1960...
True Cost of Living
Inclusive Monthly Housing Costs
30%
47%
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How Should We Invest in 
Our Future?
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Guiding Principles
Livability ‐ MPO plans and programs shall work to enhance the quality of 
life in the region by suppo...
Regional Goals
Maintain and Preserve the Efficiency, Safety, and Security of the 
Region’s Existing Transportation Infra...
Three Major Policy Initiatives
#1
A Bold, New Vision 
for Mass Transit
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Three Major Policy Initiatives
#2
Support for Active 
Transportation & 
Walkable Communities
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Three Major Policy Initiatives
#3
Preservation & 
Enhancement of 
Strategic Roadways
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A Bold, New Vision for 
Mass Transit
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A Bold, New Vision for Mass Transit
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Rapid Transit Corridors
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A History with InterUrban Rail
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A History with InterUrban Rail
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Rapid Transit Options
HEAVY RAIL TRANSIT LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT
BUS RAPID...
Rapid Rail Transit – Peers
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BUS Rapid Transit – Peers
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Regional Rapid Transit Corridors
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Northeast Corridor Rapid Transit
The Streets at Indian Lake Village
Traditional Office Par...
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Denver – Urban/ Suburban Rapid Transit
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Regional Rapid Transit Corridors
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Regional Commuter Rail Corridors
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Regional Commuter Rail Corridors
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Regional Commuter Rail Corridors
existing
proposed
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Regional Commuter Rail Corridors
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Regional Express Coach Service
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Denver Regional Express Coach
BOULDER
AIRPORT
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Regional Express Coach Service
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Local Circulators
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Local Circulators
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Local Circulators
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Urban Fixed Route Service
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Frequent, Safe & Comfortable Bus Service
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Frequent, Safe & Comfortable Bus Service
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Frequent, Safe & Comfortable Bus Service
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Return of the Urban Streetcar
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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT RESULTS FOR STREETCAR PROJECTS
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Nashville Urban Streetcar
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Broadway / West End Streetcar
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Streetcar @ Riverfront Station
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Streetcar @ Broadway & West End
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Streetcar @ West End & Acklen Park
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Streetcar @ Broadway & 21st
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Urban Fixed Route Service
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Regional Vanpool & Paratransit
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Expanded Vanpool & Paratransit
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A Bold, New Vision for Mass Transit
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Support for Active 
Transportation & Walkable 
Communities
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Support for Active Transportation
Candidate Projects
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Support for Active Transportation
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Walkable Communities
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Preservation & Enhancement of 
Strategic Roadway Corridors
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Candidate Projects
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What will it Cost and 
How will we Pay for it?
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Average Costs per Mile
TRANSPORTATION OPTION AVG COST / MILE (Million)
Heavy Rail Transit $139 ‐ $323
Light Rai...
What do other things cost?
2030 Regional Plan adopted in 2005 = $3.5 B
Annual Payroll for NFL Players = $3.6 B
Central...
Funding/ Financing Issues
2035 Plan estimated to provide approx $4.9 B Federal
The cost of NEEDS/ VISION is likely doub...
Gasoline Tax – Primary Revenue Source
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Highway Trust Fund Balance
DEFICIT
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Gasoline Prices, Last 5 Years
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Thinking Beyond the Gas Tax…
Re‐Prioritization of Current Spending
Public Private Partnerships
Tolling & Congestion Pr...
Sources of Funding for Transit
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Alternative Growth Strategies
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What’s Next
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2035 Plan Adoption Schedule
May 26th – Regional Summit – Regional Vision and Draft 
Plan Initiatives
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JUNE 17 | 5:30 Reception
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Nashville MPO 2035 Plan: Policy Initiatives

On May 26, 2010, the MPO presented the major policy initiatives of its 2035 Regional Transportation Plan currently under development. As part of that presentation, the MPO unveiled a draft, long-term regional vision for mass transit. Visit nashvillempo.org for more information.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Transcripts - Nashville MPO 2035 Plan: Policy Initiatives

  • 1. Mayor Karl Dean, Chairman Regional Transportation Plan Major Policy Initiatives Annual Convening the Region Summit   War Memorial Auditorium May 26, 2010
  • 2. Transportation is a  Regional Issue nashvillempo.org
  • 3. Transportation is Regional Issue nashvillempo.org
  • 4. Transportation is Regional Issue WORK in Downtown Nashville, LIVE in….. nashvillempo.org
  • 5. Transportation is Regional Issue Live in Hendersonville/ Gallatin Area, WORK in….. nashvillempo.org
  • 6. Transportation is Regional Issue nashvillempo.org
  • 7. How will our Region Grow? nashvillempo.org
  • 8. Population Growth, Middle Tennessee Seattle Region (3.3 million) 3,000,000 2,500,000 Denver Region (2.5 million) Portland (OR) Region (2.2 million) 2035 2,600,000 2,000,000 Austin Region, Charlotte Region (1.7 million) 1,500,000 2008 1,700,000 2000 1,000,000 1,450,000 500,000 1965 750,000 10-County CRT Region Other regions (MSA) ‐ nashvillempo.org
  • 9. 1965 Development Pattern Properties affected by development in 1965 nashvillempo.org
  • 10. 2009 Development Pattern Properties affected by current development nashvillempo.org
  • 11. 2035 Development Pattern - Projected Properties affected by current & future development nashvillempo.org
  • 12. Land Use Model Inputs Environmental Constraints Land Use Policy Suitability Analysis Growth Policy nashvillempo.org
  • 13. Today’s Congestion – Volume Based Clarksville Gallatin Nashville Lebanon Franklin Murfreesboro Columbia nashvillempo.org
  • 14. 2035 Congestion, Projected Clarksville Gallatin Nashville Lebanon Franklin Murfreesboro Columbia nashvillempo.org
  • 15. 2035 Congestion, Planned Projects Clarksville Gallatin Nashville Lebanon Franklin Murfreesboro Columbia nashvillempo.org
  • 16. 2035 Congestion, After Projects Built Clarksville Gallatin Nashville Lebanon Franklin Murfreesboro Columbia nashvillempo.org
  • 17. Growing Issues to Address Unmanageable Congestion Longer Travel Times & Trip Lengths Increasing Energy Consumption / Costs Declining Air & Water Quality Aging Population/ Dispersed Families Worsening Personal Health / Increasing Costs Lost Habitat / Natural Areas Unsustainable Costs/ Revenue Sources Lack of Housing Choice nashvillempo.org
  • 18. Changing Demographics A Sharp Decline in Traditional Family Households Households 1960 2000 2025 With Children 48% 33% 28% Without Children 52% 67% 72% Single Person 13% 26% 28% Census for 1960 and 2000, 2025 adapted from Martha Farnsworth Riche, How Changes in the Nation’s Age and Household Structure Will Reshape Housing Demand in the 21st Century, HUD, 2003. nashvillempo.org
  • 19. True Cost of Living Inclusive Monthly Housing Costs 30% 47% 4% 19% Housing Energy Transportation Remaining Income nashvillempo.org
  • 20. How Should We Invest in  Our Future? nashvillempo.org
  • 21. Guiding Principles Livability ‐ MPO plans and programs shall work to enhance the quality of  life in the region by supporting initiatives that increase opportunities for  affordable housing, education, jobs, recreation, and civic involvement without  increasing the burden on citizens to enjoy their community. Sustainability – MPO plans and programs shall strive to support growth  and prosperity without sacrificing the health, environment, natural and socio‐ cultural resources, or financial stability of this or future generations. Prosperity – MPO plans and programs shall contribute to the continued  economic well‐being of the greater Nashville area by investing in  transportation solutions that increase access to education, jobs, and amenities,  reduce the cost of living and doing business, and attract new investment to the  region. Diversity – MPO plans and programs shall recognize the multitude of  needs and the variety of perspectives and backgrounds of the people that live  and work in the greater Nashville area by promoting a range of transportation  choices that are designed with sensitivity to the desired context. nashvillempo.org
  • 22. Regional Goals Maintain and Preserve the Efficiency, Safety, and Security of the  Region’s Existing Transportation Infrastructure; Manage Congestion to Keep People and Goods Moving; Encourage Quality Growth and Sustainable Land Development Practices; Protect the Region’s Health & Environment; Support the Economic Competitiveness of the Greater Nashville Area; Offer Meaningful Transportation Choices for a Diverse Population  including the Aging; Encourage Regional Coordination, Cooperation, & Decision‐Making;  and Practice Thoughtful, Transparent Financial Stewardship by Ensuring  that Transportation Improvements meet Regional Goals. nashvillempo.org
  • 23. Three Major Policy Initiatives #1 A Bold, New Vision  for Mass Transit nashvillempo.org
  • 24. Three Major Policy Initiatives #2 Support for Active  Transportation &  Walkable Communities nashvillempo.org
  • 25. Three Major Policy Initiatives #3 Preservation &  Enhancement of  Strategic Roadways nashvillempo.org
  • 26. A Bold, New Vision for  Mass Transit nashvillempo.org
  • 27. A Bold, New Vision for Mass Transit Clarksville Springfield Gallatin FUTURE REGIONAL CORRIDOR SERVICE Lebanon Nashville Dickson FUTURE LOCAL TRANSIT SERVICE Franklin Murfreesboro Columbia nashvillempo.org
  • 28. Rapid Transit Corridors nashvillempo.org
  • 29. A History with InterUrban Rail nashvillempo.org
  • 30. A History with InterUrban Rail nashvillempo.org
  • 31. Rapid Transit Options HEAVY RAIL TRANSIT LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT BUS RAPID TRANSIT nashvillempo.org
  • 32. Rapid Rail Transit – Peers nashvillempo.org
  • 33. BUS Rapid Transit – Peers nashvillempo.org
  • 34. Regional Rapid Transit Corridors nashvillempo.org
  • 35. Northeast Corridor Rapid Transit The Streets at Indian Lake Village Traditional Office Park Transit Oriented Development nashvillempo.org
  • 36. Northeast Corridor Rapid Transit nashvillempo.org
  • 37. Denver – Urban/ Suburban Rapid Transit nashvillempo.org
  • 38. Regional Rapid Transit Corridors nashvillempo.org
  • 39. Regional Commuter Rail Corridors nashvillempo.org
  • 40. Regional Commuter Rail Corridors nashvillempo.org
  • 41. Regional Commuter Rail Corridors existing proposed nashvillempo.org
  • 42. Regional Commuter Rail Corridors nashvillempo.org
  • 43. Regional Commuter Rail Corridors nashvillempo.org
  • 44. Regional Express Coach Service nashvillempo.org
  • 45. Regional Express Coach Service nashvillempo.org
  • 46. Denver Regional Express Coach BOULDER AIRPORT DOWNTOWN DENVER nashvillempo.org
  • 47. Regional Express Coach Service nashvillempo.org
  • 48. Local Circulators nashvillempo.org
  • 49. Local Circulators nashvillempo.org
  • 50. Local Circulators nashvillempo.org
  • 51. Urban Fixed Route Service nashvillempo.org
  • 52. Frequent, Safe & Comfortable Bus Service nashvillempo.org
  • 53. Frequent, Safe & Comfortable Bus Service nashvillempo.org
  • 54. Frequent, Safe & Comfortable Bus Service nashvillempo.org
  • 55. Return of the Urban Streetcar nashvillempo.org
  • 56. Return of the Urban Streetcar ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT RESULTS FOR STREETCAR PROJECTS Year Number Cost in Return on Recent Projects Opened Miles of Cars Millions Economic Development Investment Kenosha 2000 2 5 $5.2 $150,000,000 2885% Tampa 2002 2.4 11 $53.0 $2,000,000,000 3774% Little Rock (2 phases) 2004-2007 3.4 5 $28.5 $260,000,000 912% Memphis (3 phases) 1993-2006 6.5 20 $24.0 $137,000,000 571% Portland (2 phases) 2003 6 5 $73.0 $2,399,000,000 3286% nashvillempo.org
  • 57. Nashville Urban Streetcar nashvillempo.org
  • 58. Broadway / West End Streetcar Downtown Centennial Park Vanderbilt University nashvillempo.org
  • 59. Streetcar @ Riverfront Station nashvillempo.org
  • 60. Streetcar @ Riverfront Station nashvillempo.org
  • 61. Streetcar @ 4th & Broadway nashvillempo.org
  • 62. Streetcar @ 4th & Broadway nashvillempo.org
  • 63. Streetcar @ 4th & Broadway nashvillempo.org
  • 64. Streetcar @ 4th & Broadway nashvillempo.org
  • 65. Streetcar @ Broadway & West End nashvillempo.org
  • 66. Streetcar @ Broadway & West End nashvillempo.org
  • 67. Streetcar @ West End & Acklen Park nashvillempo.org
  • 68. Streetcar @ Broadway & 21st nashvillempo.org
  • 69. Streetcar @ Broadway & 21st nashvillempo.org
  • 70. Urban Fixed Route Service nashvillempo.org
  • 71. Regional Vanpool & Paratransit nashvillempo.org
  • 72. Expanded Vanpool & Paratransit nashvillempo.org
  • 73. A Bold, New Vision for Mass Transit Clarksville Springfield Gallatin FUTURE REGIONAL CORRIDOR SERVICE Lebanon Nashville Dickson FUTURE LOCAL TRANSIT SERVICE Franklin Murfreesboro Columbia nashvillempo.org
  • 74. Support for Active  Transportation & Walkable  Communities nashvillempo.org
  • 75. Support for Active Transportation Candidate Projects nashvillempo.org
  • 76. Support for Active Transportation nashvillempo.org
  • 77. Walkable Communities nashvillempo.org
  • 78. Preservation & Enhancement of  Strategic Roadway Corridors nashvillempo.org
  • 79. Strategic Roadway Corridors Candidate Projects nashvillempo.org
  • 80. Strategic Roadway Corridors nashvillempo.org
  • 81. Strategic Roadway Corridors nashvillempo.org
  • 82. What will it Cost and  How will we Pay for it? nashvillempo.org
  • 83. Average Costs per Mile TRANSPORTATION OPTION AVG COST / MILE (Million) Heavy Rail Transit $139 ‐ $323 Light Rail Transit $45 ‐ $85 Bus Rapid Transit $3 ‐ $49 Electric Streetcar $3 ‐ $30 Commuter Rail $1 ‐ $15 4‐Lane Highway $32 ‐ $60 nashvillempo.org
  • 84. What do other things cost? 2030 Regional Plan adopted in 2005 = $3.5 B Annual Payroll for NFL Players = $3.6 B Central Texas Turnpike around Austin = $3.6 B San Francisco/Oakland Bridge Replacement = $6.3 B Denver FasTracks System = $6.9 B Las Vegas City Center (mixed‐use) = $11 B Big Dig (Boston) = $14.6 B TTI Cost of Congestion for Nashville Metro between  now and 2035 = $10.6 B nashvillempo.org
  • 85. Funding/ Financing Issues 2035 Plan estimated to provide approx $4.9 B Federal The cost of NEEDS/ VISION is likely double or triple the  anticipated revenues Lack of dedicated funding for transit to ensure  stability and to compete for federal transit funds Sprawling land development pattern creates  unsustainable demand for infrastructure Declining fuel tax revenues and buying power means  fewer projects, slower progress, less benefit nashvillempo.org
  • 86. Gasoline Tax – Primary Revenue Source nashvillempo.org
  • 87. Highway Trust Fund Balance DEFICIT nashvillempo.org
  • 88. Gasoline Prices, Last 5 Years nashvillempo.org
  • 89. Thinking Beyond the Gas Tax… Re‐Prioritization of Current Spending Public Private Partnerships Tolling & Congestion Pricing Distance‐Based User Fees Multi‐Modal District Impact Fees Alternative, Dedicated Funding for Mass Transit nashvillempo.org
  • 90. Sources of Funding for Transit nashvillempo.org
  • 91. Alternative Growth Strategies nashvillempo.org
  • 92. What’s Next nashvillempo.org
  • 93. 2035 Plan Adoption Schedule May 26th – Regional Summit – Regional Vision and Draft  Plan Initiatives Ongoing public involvement opportunities July 21st – Full Draft Plan Released with Proposed Project  Lists Continuing public involvement opportunities October 20th – MPO Plan Public Adoption Hearing NashvilleMPO.org updated regularly Partner sites:  CUAMPO.org TDOT.State.TN.US nashvillempo.org
  • 94. JUNE 17 | 5:30 Reception nashvillempo.org
  • 95. Livability. Sustainability. Prosperity. Diversity. Photo Credits: Nashville MTA, TMA Group, Nashville Civic Design Center, Clarksville Area MPO, Mid Cumberland Human Resource Agency, TDOT, Area Chambers of Commerce, Local Gov’ts, FHWA, FTA, APTA,TranSystems, Parsons Brinkerhoff

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