KEY TAKEAWAYS As Middle Tennessee continues to grow, so too will daily roadway volumes and traffic congestion. Despite GNRC’s projection that area residents will drive fewer miles per capita as new development provides opportunities for people to live closer to where they work, shop, and play, regional traffic congestion will regional traffic congestion will continue to increase as more people and vehicles pile on area roadways. Even without any additional service, transit ridership is expected to increase by 41 percent over the next 25 years as more people and jobs are located closer to existing routes. The popularity of transit will be even greater as new transit options become available. The Regional Transportation Plan promotes more frequent service, dedicated lanes to offer a more reliable and congestion-free experience, and improved walkability between transit stations and final destinations.
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