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Locals Get Chance to Sound off on AMP Bus Rapid Transit Project-Meagan O'Halloran

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NASHVILLE-This week the Metropolitan Transit Authority kicks off a series of public meetings to get feedback on Nashville's proposed bus rapid transit system. Preliminary plans for Amp, the 7.1 mile sixteen stop route connecting the city from east to west is still undergoing revisions and the design is not fully complete. The $175 million dollar project sets out to alleviate traffic but some residents living along the route have major concerns. You can voice your concerns at one of the four meetings scheduled along the route this week.

East Nashville-Monday January 13 5:30pm East Park Community Center Theater 600 Woodland Street, 37206

Downtown- Tuesday January 14 5:00pm Nashville Downtown Partnership, 150 4th Ave N Ste G-150, 37219

Midtown- Wednesday January 15 5:30pm Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation (conference room) 2565 Park Plaza (near Centennial Park) 37203

West Nashville Thursday January 16 5:30pm Montgomery Bell Academy, Paschall Theater 4100 Harding Rd, 37205

The Federal Transit Administration accepted the project into development and project managers applied for funds. MTA is asking the federal government for $75 million dollars and Metro has already given $7.5 million dollars towards the project. MTA plans to ask the state to fund $35 million dollars. Some of those financial decisions should be made as early as mid March.

Assuming funding requests are approved, the MTA Amp could break ground in Nashville as early as next year.

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