Voters head to the polls to decide fate of transit plan

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – In Nashville, voters will decide Tuesday on whether to fund a $5.4 billion transit plan that will eventually cost about $9 billion after interest and operating fees.

The plan calls for a 26-mile new light rail system on five major corridors, upgrades to the city bus system and an underground tunnel downtown.

POLL: Will voters approve Nashville’s transit proposal?

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New taxes would pay for the plan with an increase in sales, hotel, business and rental car taxes.

Nashvillians have been divided on the plan.

Proponents say the plan would help relieve traffic congestion. Critics say it relies too much on light rail.

News 2 covered the upcoming vote with a series of special reports:

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