RESOLUTION NO. RS2006-1647
A resolution requesting the Regional Transportation Authority to take the action necessary to construct a light rail commuter line between downtown Nashville and Ashland City, Tennessee.
WHEREAS, on September 18, 2006, the Regional Transportation Authority commenced service of the Music City Star commuter rail line running from Lebanon to downtown Nashville, with stops in Mt. Juliet, Hermitage and Donelson; and
WHEREAS, after figuring in the price of gasoline, as well as wear and tear on automobiles, light rail is an economical means of commuting from suburban areas to and from work; and
WHEREAS, light rail offers many benefits to the environment by reducing traffic congestion and improving air quality; and
WHEREAS, light rail further offers passengers an opportunity to relax while commuting without facing the stress of battling traffic; and
WHEREAS, the Regional Transportation Authority has plans to expand commuter light rail service to a transit network connecting downtown Nashville with other areas in the region, including northern Cheatham County; and
WHEREAS, citizens within the northwest area of Middle Tennessee would greatly benefit from light rail service; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Regional Transportation Authority take steps toward securing funding for a light rail extension from Nashville to northern Cheatham County.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That the Metropolitan County Council hereby goes on record as requesting the Regional Transportation Authority to take the action necessary to construct a light rail commuter line between downtown Nashville and Ashland City, Tennessee.
Section 2. The Metropolitan Clerk is directed to send a copy of this Resolution to the Regional Transportation Authority.
Section 3. That this Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
by: Jamie Isabel
|Introduced:||November 21, 2006|
|Deferred:||November 21, 2006|
|Adopted:||December 5, 2006|
|Returned Unsigned by Mayor:||December 11, 2006|