RTA Sets Public Meetings for Northwest Corridor Transit Study
The Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee (RTA) is midway through a study to evaluate transit options between Clarksville and Nashville. One of the key components of the project is input from those who live, work and travel along this corridor. To provide updates on the project and solicit additional input from Northwest Corridor residents and business owners, RTA will host a series of open-house-style meetings.
- Monday, Sept. 14, First Baptist Church, High School Room, 412 Commerce Street, Clarksville, 5-7 p.m.
- Tuesday, Sept. 15, Vantage Pointe Village, 2035 Vantage Pointe, Ashland City, 5-7 p.m.
- Thursday, Sept. 17, Nashville Farmers' Market, 900 Rosa Parks Blvd., Nashville, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
The study area consists of five corridors linking Clarksville and Nashville: I-24; SR-12/Ashland City Highway; a combination of the existing Nashville & Western freight corridor and needed rail right-of-way; CSX Rail east of I-24; and SR-112/US 41-A, which runs parallel to I-24. The anticipated outcomes of the study are short- and long-term transit solutions to connect travelers to destinations (work, school, shopping, entertainment, etc.) and ideas to address anticipated congestion along I-24.
It is vital for business leaders to understand RTA's study process and provide project planners with feedback on what is most important to you and your business. If your business is located in the Northwest Corridor, please plan to attend one of these informal public meetings.
These meetings will ensure the broadest input into proposed mobility solutions in Middle Tennessee. Recently, the Chamber announced a new initiative, “Moving Forward: Transit Solutions for our Region,” that is working to ensure the creation of a regional transportation solution through a cohesive community effort. A key goal of the effort is to collaborate with regional organizations and leaders to engage at least 30,000 individuals in the transit discussion over the next two years.
Attendees at a previous RTA public meeting marked their preferences for corridor and transit stop locations along the Northwest Corridor, which connects Nashville and Clarksville.