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Debate Over AMP Continues

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - After months of discussion, many of you are getting a first look at how the $175 million bus project would impact you tonight. Project organizers are unveiling the specific route proposals in hopes of fine-tuning the plan. The AMP still faces a bunch of questions before construction can begin here, including where the money will come from. Tonight, officials are putting those questions on hold and focusing on the little issues in the East Nashville stretch like will the AMP make it hard to turn into your church? Even regular riders don't ride it everywhere.

That's why Rhiannon Chambers only takes the bus downtown, but the AMP may change that. Supporters envision a rapid line similar to one in Cleveland, Ohio with dedicated bus lanes stretching from East Nashville through downtown and West End to White Bridge Road. They want your help designing it.

This is one of 4 meetings project managers are holding to show detailed maps to people like Tom Hardin. He was worried those dedicated bus lanes would make it tough to turn into church. Many others are. Richard Fulton is part of the group known as Stop AMP that's concerned about West End and downtown.

Big concerns, but back at Chambers' bus stop the only thought is the convenience this new way to get around might bring. The AMP plans are about 30% complete, so there's a lot of fine tuning to go before Nashville seeks funding approval for the plan. If you want to weigh in there are 3 other meetings this week, including one tomorrow at the Downtown Partnership.

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