Regional Transportation Plan 

Serving as the federally-designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Nashville metropolitan planning area, the Greater Nashville Regional Council is responsible for developing a regional transportation plan for an area comprised of Davidson, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson counties.  To ensure seamless planning for the entire Middle Tennessee area, GNRC coordinates with TDOT and the Clarksville Urbanized Area MPO.  This includes collaboration in the development of the Tennessee Long-Range Transportation Plan and the Clarksville Urbanized Area Long-Range Transportation Plan.

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. Its purpose is to identify how those partners intend to invest federal grants to improve city across Davidson, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson counties.

The plan represents the region’s top priorities for state funding. Based on current funding levels authorized by U.S. Congress from federal transportation grants that are distributed by formula to states and metropolitan planning areas.

The current regional transportation plan, entitled "Middle Tennessee Connected" and adopted by area mayors and transportation officials in February 2016, allocates more than $8.5 billion in federal grants and matching funds to transportation priorities across seven counties in Middle Tennessee thru the year 2040.   


Major Update Available for Public Comment

Since January 2020, Middle Tennessee area mayors have been engaged in an effort to involve the public in a major update to the current plan.  The draft document is now available for public review and comment. Comments should be submitted in writing to on or before February 16 or presented during the online public hearing of the Transportation Policy Board scheduled for 10:15 a.m. on February 17, 2021.  

Check out the Public Participation Plan to learn  more about how the public is included in the development of the regional transportation plan.

Map of Proposed Projects

Click here to view an interactive map of proposed projects