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Public Outreach Meetings and Presentations

Round #1 - Open House Public Meetings

A series of Open House style meetings were held in Clarksville, Ashland City, and North Nashville to introduce the Study. The project team gave brief presentations followed by a public meeting question-and-answer sessions.  Display maps were available to view as well as stickers and markers for comment.   In addition, comment cards and the project website (crowdsource map)/social media were available for public comment. 

The comment cards showed that most attendees do not use transit, prefer the Nashville and Western Railway corridor, and choose rail as their preferred transit mode.  In addition, several comment cards indicated a desire to see a regional transit plan and long-range transit connection.  The crowdsource map resulted in participants’ wanting to see stops in every major town or city in the study area.  In addition, it displayed attendees’ major destinations were primarily in Nashville, including hospitals, event centers, and the airport.  Areas of concern involved the Bicentennial Trail in Ashland City (but in favor of rails with trails), design concerns with the rail corridor and environmental concerns.

Below is a list of public outreach events held during Round #1.

  • Thursday, April 9, 2015
    Clarksville Public Meeting
    Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce 
    25 Jefferson Street, Suite 300, Clarksville
    5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

  • Monday, April 13, 2015
    Nashville Public Meeting
    Northwest Family YMCA
    3700 Ashland City Hwy, Nashville
    5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

  • Thursday, April 16, 2015
    Ashland City Public Meeting
    Cheatham County Courthouse
    100 Public Square, Ashland City
    5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Round #2 - Open House Public Meetings

  • Photos from Public Outreach #2
  • Photos from Public Outreach #2
  • Photos from Public Outreach #2
  • Photos from Public Outreach #2
  • Photos from Public Outreach #2
  • Photos from Public Outreach #2

The project team held a second round of Public Outreach Meetings to provide the public and stakeholders with an update on the corridors and modes identified for additional study and to introduce potential station locations. 

In Nashville, a booth with display maps was set up at the Nashville Farmers’ Market during lunch hours.  In addition, presentations were given to interested parties such as the North Nashville Chamber of Commerce, Clarksville City Council, Montgomery County Commission, Two Rivers’ Corporate Board, and HR and Law Directors.  If you were unable to attend, the public meeting presentation is available for download.

The project team provided a poll, a public meeting question-and-answer session, and a project website/social media for public comment.  The poll showed that most people travel by car, want to see transit to start at 5:00 a.m. and end at midnight, that they would wait 11-15 minutes for transit, and that the most important transit characteristics are dependability and convenience. 
Below is a list of public outreach events held during Round #2.

  • Monday, September 14
    Clarksville Public Meeting
    First Baptist Church
    412 Commerce Street, Clarksville
    5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, September 15
    Ashland City Public Meeting
    Vantage Pointe Village
    2035 Vantage Pointe, Ashland City
    5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • Thursday, September 17
    Nashville Chamber North Quarterly Meeting
    Nashville Farmer's Market
    900 Rosa Parks Blvd, Nashville
    8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

  • Thursday, September 17
    Q & A / Meet the Team
    Nashville Farmer's Market
    900 Rosa Parks Blvd, Nashville
    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Round #3 - Open House Public Meetings

During Round #3, the project team participated in more focus group, or community meetings.  Here they gave a brief presentation and a public meeting question-and-answer session. The project team provided a survey and a project website/social media for public comment.   
The third round of public meetings provided the public with the project background, overview of the corridors and modes, transit oriented development, possible funding scenarios and proposed recommendations.

The Round #3 survey showed that the highest-ranking corridor is the proposed commuter rail corridor; the stations that received the most points are Highway 12, Cumberland Avenue, Briley Parkway, Charlotte Pike, and the Farmers’ Market; the highest-ranking transit characteristics included speed/time and first/last mile; and the highest-ranking funding sources include public-private partnership and federal funding. The questions asked during the Round 3 public meetings involved general transit usage or operations.

Below is a list of public outreach events held during Round #3.
  • Wednesday, April 13, 2016
    Committee Meeting
    Pleasant View City Hall
    1008 Civic Court
    Pleasant View, TN 37146
    9 - 11 AM and 1-3 PM

  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016
    Committee Meeting
    Fortera (formerly the Fort Campbell Credit Union)
    2050 Lowes Drive
    Clarksville, TN 37040
    8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Saturday, April 30, 2016
    Bordeaux Hills Residential Neighborhood Association
    Autumn Hills Assisted Living Center
    1010 Camilla Caldwell Lane
    Nashville, TN 37218
    10:00 AM - Noon

  • Monday, May 9, 2016
    Bordeaux North Nashville Chamber of Commerce
    Millennium Maxwell House Hotel
    2025 Rosa L Parks Blvd
    Nashville, TN 37228
    6:30 – 7:30 PM

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016
    Nashville Downtown Partnership
    One Nashville Place, Suite 150
    Nashville, TN 37219
    11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016
    Nashville North by Northeast Monthly Meeting
    Al Menah Shrine Temple
    1354 Brick Church Pike
    Nashville, TN 37207
    5:30-7:30 PM

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2016
    Cheatham County Chamber of Commerce
    Community Bank & Trust
    575 S. Main Street
    Ashland City TN 37015
    8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

  • Wednesday, June 8, 2016
    Ashland City Open House
    Cheatham County Courthouse
    100 Public Square, Ste 223 (General Sessions Courtroom)
    Ashland City, TN 37015 
    5:30 - 7:00 PM

  • Thursday, June 9, 2016
    Clarksville Open House
    Wilma Rudolph Event Center
    1190 Cumberland Drive
    Clarksville, TN 37040
    6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

  • Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
    Community Meeting: North Nashville
    North Police Precinct
    2231 26th Ave N
    Nashville, TN 37208
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

  • Thursday, June 16, 2016
    Tennessee State University
    Avon Williams Campus
    Auditorium (Enter building on the YMCA Way street level)
    330 Tenth Avenue North
    Nashville, TN 37203
    11:30 AM- 1:30 PM
    *Free parking available off 10th Avenue North in the TSU lot

  • Thursday, June 16, 2016
    North Nashville Open House
    Cathedral of Praise
    4300 Clarksville Pike
    Nashville, TN 37218
    7:30- 8:30 PM

A special thank you to those who took the time to attend these meetings and provide your input! If you missed the Northwest Corridor Open House meetings, you can share your thoughts on our website’s crowdsourcing map.