RESOLUTION NO. RS2013-901
A resolution congratulating Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority Planning Director Jim McAteer and his team for securing the federal TIGER transportation grant.
WHEREAS, on Friday, September 6, 2013, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced a $10 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) 2013 grant to fund Nashville’s Transit Signal Priority System upgrade along the Murfreesboro Pike corridor; and
WHEREAS, TIGER grants are awarded on a competitive basis for the purpose of enhancing economic growth through the use of federal capital funds to repair existing roads and bridges; and
WHEREAS, the Nashville TIGER project includes the installation of upgraded traffic signal equipment and safety enhancements that will improve on-time bus service and provide a more comfortable ride for those traveling to Nashville’s Central Business District every day; and
WHEREAS, the Nashville Transit Signal Priority System will upgrade decades-old traffic signals and add signal priority equipment for all of the fixed-route buses serving southeastern Nashville along Murfreesboro Road, which will allow more frequent pick-ups and drop-offs without adding more buses to already busy streets; and
WHEREAS, the TIGER grant will also fund upgraded bus shelters, real-time information signs, and new pedestrian crosswalks and sidewalks; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council recognizes MTA Planning Director Jim McAteer and his team for all the work that they are doing for our community.
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 as congratulating Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority Planning Director Jim McAteer and his team for securing the federal TIGER transportation grant.
Section 2. The Metropolitan Council Office is directed to prepare a copy of this Resolution to be presented to MTA Planning Director Jim McAteer on behalf of his team.
Section 3. 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: Karen Johnson
|Referred to:||Rules & Confirmations Committee|
|Introduced:||November 5, 2013|
|Adopted:||November 5, 2013|
|Approved:||November 6, 2013|
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