Education, public safety, building economic prosperity and quality of life are the four priorities Nashville Mayor David Briley laid out in his State of Metro address Tuesday morning.
And Nashville’s explosive growth has added to a spike in traffic issues across the city.
Mayor Briley addressed that issue Tuesday, laying out a specific multi-modal traffic plan for specific areas of town.
“Transit is still a major priority. 20 years from now we don’t want to look back through a haze of smog and a sea of gridlock traffic and say we blew it, we should’ve done something,” said Briley. “What we need to do now is get something on the ground to show how effective transit can be and a great place to start is Dickerson road. We have a willing partner in TDOT, which has agreed to make changes including transit along the corridor to Vietnam Veterans Boulevard.”
The Mayor says WeGo Transit is also part of those discussions. He didn’t go into specifics on the plans for the corridor but noted the city has to make smarter decisions to help people get around town more easily.