The Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), spans the next quarter-century and represents the collective transportation goals of city and county governments, transit agencies, and TDOT. The current plan, entitled "Middle Tennessee Connected" was adopted by area mayors and transportation officials in February 2021. Contents can be accessed using the links on the left-hand side of the page.
2021-2045 Update to the Regional Transportation Plan
On February 17, 2021, mayors and transportation officials from across Middle Tennessee adopted an update to the region's transportation plan. The RTP allocates more than $10.5 billion in anticipated federal grants and matching funds to improve transportation throughout a seven-county planning area that includes Nashville and the surrounding counties of Maury, Robertson, Sumner, Rutherford, Williamson, and Wilson.
Since October 2019, Middle Tennessee area mayors have been engaged in an effort to involve the public and regional partners in this important major update. The Plan is Middle Tennessee's gateway to federal transportation funding. It is updated every five years in accordance with federal laws and regulations. The Plan establishes goals and objectives for the region and identifies federal funding priorities for investments to improve the region's network of roadways, transit services, and walking and bicycling facilities out to the year 2045.
Presentation of the Draft Plan
Prior to adoption, GNRC hosted an online public workshop to share an overview of how the plan was developed, the key issues that influenced its recommendations, and how best to access this information. A recording of that presentation is provided below. Presentation slides can be downloaded by clicking here.
Want to Jump to the Good Parts? Here are the time points for each section of the program:
00:15 - About the Greater Nashville Regional Council
07:30 - Solving Transportation Challenges through Regional Collaboration
17:20 - Regional Trends and Issues
30:05 - Presentation of Proposed Update to the Transportation Plan