Franklin Tomorrow is partnering with Vanderbilt University’s Office of Community, Neighborhood and Government Relations to present the monthly FrankTalks series with the next event set for April 11.
On April 11, FrankTalks will feature Regional Transportation Authority Chief Steve Bland reporting on the outcomes of the nMotion plan during a lunch session at the Williamson County Association of REALTORS®, 1646 Westgate Circle off Moores Lane in Brentwood.
Seating is limited for this event, which will include lunch provided by Jim N’Nick’s BBQ, as well as our partners at The TMA Group, Franklin Tomorrow, and Williamson County Association of REALTORS®.
The Middle Tennessee region is one of the fastest-growing areas in Tennessee and in the country. The entire 10-county region is projected to grow by 80%, with 3.1 million residents calling Middle Tennessee home by 2040. Most of this growth will occur in the nine counties surrounding Nashville/Davidson County, and the total population of those counties is projected to grow by 111% from approximately 1 million residents to 2.3 million. The continued health and prosperity of the Middle Tennessee region is dependent on the development of a robust and efficient regional transportation system.
The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is hard at work to provide new and better transit options that ensure everyone can get where they need to in a cost-effective and timely manner. To determine how best to expand regional transit service, the RTA has spent the last year updating their Strategic Transit Plan, known as nMotion 2015. A series of meetings were held across the region last fall to discuss the specific transit and transportation needs of each county, including Williamson County. The first wave of public engagement for the nMotion Strategic Plan Service was bi-directional, with thousands of Middle Tennesseans commenting on their values, concerns, and desires for the future of regional mobility.