GNRC Annual Report for FY 2021

REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN In early 2021, mayors across Middle Tennessee adopted an update to the Regional Transportation Plan. The Plan allocates more than $10.5 billion in anticipated federal grants and matching funds to improve transportation throughout a seven-county planning area that includes Nashville and the surrounding counties of Maury, Robertson, Sumner, Rutherford, Williamson, and Wilson. Over the last three years, GNRC has worked with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and local governments to conduct studies, public meetings, and research to inform the Plan’s recommendations. The Plan intends to help ensure coordination among existing transportation planning efforts of TDOT, transit agencies, and area cities and counties. The RTP is updated every five years to account for shifts in community issues and concerns, advancements in technologies, fluctuations in funding levels, and changes in federal regulations.

Key Partnerships

In 2021, GNRC staff facilitated semi-formal coordination among groups of local planning officials and partners in several counties across the region through its Roundtable Network. GNRC’s roundtables bring together industry professionals, public-sector practitioners, and local elected leaders around specific issues of regional interest. The roundtable structure provides opportunities for networking and a forum for collaboration and consultation to support the implementation of GNRC programs, plans, and policy initiatives. Additionally, the agency continued to grow its strategic planning and comprehensive planning services to Regional Council members over the last year. GNRC is leading the comprehensive planning efforts for the City of Gallatin, Rutherford County, and Sumner County.

Learn more about the Regional Transportation Plan at


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