The Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee (RTA) recently kicked off the Northwest Corridor Transit Study to evaluate transit options between Clarksville and Nashville. One of the key components of the project is input from those who live, work, and travel along this corridor. A series of Open House style public meetings have been held to introduce the project, familiarize residents with the study area, and ask for initial feedback. Even though the meetings have already been held, you may visit the website, www.nwcorridorstudy.com, to learn more about the Northwest Corridor Transit Study and to provide your input on future transportation and transit for the Northwest Corridor.
The study area consists of five corridors linking Clarksville and Nashville: I-24, SR-12/Ashland City Highway, a combination of the existing Nashville & Western freight corridor and needed rail right-of-way, CSX Rail east of I-24, and SR-112/US 41-A which runs parallel to I-24. One of the anticipated outcomes of the Study is short and long term transit solutions to alleviate congestion along I-24.
The Northwest Corridor Transit Study will be undertaken in accordance with processes established by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) with the intent of identifying a locally selected alternative that addresses the goals of mobility, land use, livability, economic development, and sustainability. In addition, the study will determine the scope and breadth of the project, concentrating on components such as ridership, capital, operations and maintenance costs, and the benefits and impacts of the proposed project.