Northwest Corridor Transit Study – planning for transit that impacts Clarksville, Nashville and Cheatham County transportation

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,, 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.

About Daryl Phillips, CEcD

I am a professional economic developer. I presently work for communities and companies in developing and implementing workforce and economic development solutions as CEO of Phillips Economic Development Solutions (Phi EDS). Prior to September 2017, I was the economic development professional who served a community team of elected officials, business people, community leaders and dedicated stakeholders for economic development in Cheatham County, Tennessee (pop. 39,880) and its four towns. During my five-year tenure, I served the team as Cheatham County grew over 1,700 jobs, turned around population declines at the start of this decade into healthy population growth, increased tourism expenditures 20.3% and local tax revenue from tourism 25.4%, grew sales tax revenue 36%, focused on developing the local workforce and was recognized by SmartAsset as having the 9th highest Incoming Investment Index of all the 95 counties in Tennessee. I am a member of International Economic Development Council, Southern Economic Development Council, Tennessee Economic Development Council and International Council of Shopping Centers. I have earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from National Development Council and hold a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.
This entry was posted in economic development, Transportation. Bookmark the permalink.