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  • Williamson County magnet for new businesses

    by Collin Czarnecki | Aug 28, 2015
    To say business is booming in Williamson County would be an understatement.

    Compared with last year, the number of new business licenses issued by the county, which is the fastest-growing in the state, has increased significantly. According to data from Williamson, Inc., this year an average of 177 new business licenses are being filed per month — with no signs of slowing down.

    More and more business owners and entrepreneurs ...

  • We know Nashville traffic bites, but here's what it costs us

    by Lindsay Chambers | Aug 26, 2015

    Traffic congestion cost the Nashville region more than $1 billion in 2014.

    That’s according to a report released Wednesday by Texas A&M’s Transportation Institute.

    Nashville commuters spent nearly 39 million hours in morning and afternoon rush hour traffic delays last year, according to the report. The same measure in 2010 totaled 34.8 million hours lost due to rush-hour congestion.

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  • Midstate has stake in Nashville mayor’s race

    by Lindsay Chambers | Aug 22, 2015

    Whoever is elected the next mayor of Nashville will have tremendous influence over a transit and transportation funding conversation for Middle Tennessee.

    There is no other choice because traffic jams are no longer just rush-hour events — they happen constantly — and get worse when there are collisions, such as Wednesday’s multiple-car crash on I-440 or Thursday night’s multi-vehicle crash on I-24 west. Both closed roads for hours.

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  • Is your commute worse than that of Governor Haslam?

    by David Plazas | Aug 13, 2015

    The Tennessee governor's official residence is in Oak Hill, and Gov. Bill Haslam's commute to the State Capitol in downtown Nashville can range from 6.6 miles to 7.5 miles, depending on which route he takes.

    Google Maps shows he can get to his office on Interstate 65 (7.5 miles, 12 to 18 minutes), Franklin Pike up and through 8th (6.6 miles, 14 to 22 minutes) and Franklin Pike to 12th South ...

  • Nashville transit public meetings focus on next steps

    by David Plazas | Aug 10, 2015

    The nearest bus stop to my home is about a quarter-mile away on Rosa Parks Boulevard and Garfield Street.

    It doesn’t sound too bad except August is humid and there is no shelter at the stop, so beads of sweat were dripping down my face on Monday by the time I arrived there on foot.

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