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Purpose and Need

The purpose of the Northwest Corridor Transit Study is to build consensus among the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee (RTA), the Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (Nashville MPO), the Clarksville Urbanized Area MPO (Clarksville MPO), and local community partners and stakeholders on enhanced, cost effective transit improvements in the northwest corridor to connect travelers to destinations (work, school, shopping, entertainment, etc.) and address anticipated traffic congestion along Interstate 24. The study area includes Davidson, Cheatham, Robertson and Montgomery counties in Middle Tennessee.

This study will build upon and expand on the findings and recommendations outlined in the Initial Feasibility Study for Commuter Rail between Clarksville and Nashville prepared in 2008 and determine if different alternatives and solutions should be explored. A key aspect of the study will also include examining the viability of providing transit service to the Fort Campbell Army Post in northern Montgomery County, Tennessee.

The outcome of this study may not be just one alternative, but a combination of alternatives for the corridor that can be integrated and phased into an overall transit plan encompassing other corridors throughout Middle Tennessee.