15 Feb '12, 1pm

An exemplary set of principles to guide transportation planning: #smartgrowth #urbanplanning #Nashville

An exemplary set of principles to guide transportation planning: #smartgrowth #urbanplanning #Nashville

Under federal transportation law, responsibility for planning transportation investments assisted by federal funds – which includes most new or expanded transit service and just about all roads other than those that are purely local – is assigned to multi-county (and in a few border areas multi-state) metropolitan planning organizations. For the Middle Tennessee area including and surrounding Nashville, the state’s largest city, it is the Nashville MPO that plans how transportation dollars will be spent, and what new facilities, if any, will be built. In the US, this is as close to a true regional growth planning framework as we usually have.

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kbenfield/nashvilles_pr...

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