Middle Tennessee Connected - Regional Transportation Plan

The Regional Transportation Plan is Middle Tennessee’s Gateway to Federally-Funded Transportation Projects and Services. Represents the Region’s Shared Vision for State and Federal Funds Prepared by the Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC), the Regional Transportation Plan (Plan or RTP) spans the next quarter century and represents the collective transportation goals of municipal and county governments, public transit agencies, county highway departments, and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). Its purpose is to identify how those partners intend to improve mobility across Davidson, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson counties with recurring federal grants. In addition, the Plan also represents the region’s top priorities for state funding as the Tennessee Governor and TDOT prepare the annual work programs for the Tennessee General Assembly. A Fiscally-Constrained Plan The Plan includes a balanced budget. It presents a list of projects and programs scheduled for implementation between 2021 and 2045 with more than $10 billion in anticipated federal grants and State or local matching funds over the next 25 years. However, in order to speed up project delivery and to address more of our transportation challenges, leaders at all levels of government should consider options to plug the growing gap between revenue and rising cost . Keeps TDOT and Local Agencies Eligible for Federal Funding Since the 1960s, federal law has required that all metropolitan regions across the United States develop a regional transportation plan in order to maintain eligibility for federal programs. These plans are updated every four or five years to account for shifts in national policy as well as local community issues and concerns, growth and development patterns, travel behaviors, advancements in technologies, and fluctuations in funding availability. This Plan serves to satisfy federal regulations outlined in Title 23, Part 450 of the Code of Federal Regulations (23 CFR 450) and ensures that TDOT, transit agencies, and local governments are eligible to use federal transportation funds to construct or implement improvements to roadways and transit routes.

What’s in the Plan? 02 Current State of Transportation 04 What will the Future Look Like? 08 Plan Recommendations 16 Stay Involved 24 What’s Inside?

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