Regional Transportation Plan 

Serving as the federally-designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Nashville metropolitan planning area, the Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC) is responsible for developing a regional transportation plan for an area comprised of Davidson, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson counties.  To ensure seamless planning for the entire Middle Tennessee area, GNRC coordinates with TDOT and the Clarksville Urbanized Area MPO.  This includes collaboration in the development of the Tennessee Long-Range Transportation Plan and the Clarksville Urbanized Area Long-Range Transportation Plan.

The Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), spans the next quarter-century and represents the collective transportation goals of city and county governments, transit agencies, and TDOT.  The current plan, entitled "Middle Tennessee Connected" was adopted by area mayors and transportation officials in February 2021. Contents can be accessed using the links on the left-hand side of the page.

2021-2045 Update to the Regional Transportation Plan

On February 17, 2021, mayors and transportation officials from across Middle Tennessee adopted an update to the region's transportation plan. The RTP 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.  

Since October 2019, Middle Tennessee area mayors have been engaged in an effort to involve the public and regional partners in this important major update. The Plan is Middle Tennessee's gateway to federal transportation funding. It is updated every five years in accordance with federal laws and regulations. The Plan establishes goals and objectives for the region and identifies federal funding priorities for investments to improve the region's network of roadways, transit services, and walking and bicycling facilities out to the year 2045.  

Presentation of the Draft Plan

Prior to adoption, GNRC hosted an online public workshop to share an overview of how the plan was developed, the key issues that influenced its recommendations, and how best to access this information. A recording of that presentation is provided below. Presentation slides can be downloaded by clicking here.

Want to Jump to the Good Parts?  Here are the time points for each section of the program:

  • 00:15 - About the Greater Nashville Regional Council
  • 07:30 - Solving Transportation Challenges through Regional Collaboration
  • 17:20 - Regional Trends and Issues
  • 30:05 - Presentation of Proposed Update to the Transportation Plan
  • 49:56 - Opportunities for Continued Collaboration

Have Feedback or Questions About the Plan?

Share your comments with us through this form or email us at comments@gnrc.org. Check out the Public Participation Plan to learn more about how the public is included in the development of the regional transportation plan.

Interactive Map of Proposed Projects

Click here to view an interactive map of proposed projects