RESOLUTION NO. RS2008-575
A Resolution supporting efforts pursuing dedicated funding for public transportation in the Nashville Region.
WHEREAS, public transportation provides access to life-essential goods and services for citizens with disabilities, low income individuals, and older residents across the greater Nashville region; and,
WHEREAS, public transportation provides transportation to and from work, increases access to businesses, and spurs economic development and job creation; and,
WHEREAS, public transportation offers local agencies across the region an invaluable tool for addressing growth pressures by expanding options to increase capacity on the transportation system to meet growing travel demands associated with new development; and,
WHEREAS, public transportation has a proven role in promoting environmental sustainability by reducing air and water pollution, offering substantial energy savings, and supporting quality growth principles aimed at conserving land and other natural resources; and,
WHEREAS, the greater Nashville region has diverse travel needs within and across county borders which has translated into record ridership on existing transit services and, in the wake of higher fuel prices and increased traffic congestion, unprecedented new public demands for the expansion of local and regional transit services; and,
WHEREAS, the Nashville Metropolitan Transit authority is currently updating Nashville’s long range strategic transit plan; and,
WHEREAS, the Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is currently updating the region’s transportation plan to improve accessibility and mobility options through the development of coordinated transportation and land use policies and sound financial investment in a multi-modal transportation network that incorporates an expanded public transportation system; and,
WHEREAS, the implementation of the region’s plan calling for the significant expansion of local and regional public transportation services is dependent upon a stable, dedicated source of funding; and,
WHEREAS, Nashville, along with its other partners in the region recognize that legislative approval by the State of Tennessee is necessary to provide the greater Nashville region the critical authority to pursue a stable, dedicated local funding source for existing and proposed public transportation services.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. The Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record in support of efforts to pursue a dedicated source of funding for public transportation.
Section 2. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Pam Murray, Erik Cole, Jason Holleman, Mike Jameson
|Introduced:||December 2, 2008|
|Adopted:||December 2, 2008|
|Approved:||December 9, 2008|