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NashVitality Being Active: Public Transit

A vibrant, and well-utilized, public transit system is important to creating a healthy, active and green Nashville.

Although Nashville ranks as one of the most sprawling cities in the nation, city and community leaders are dedicated to creating a public transit system that works for everyone.

The Metropolitan Planning Organization's (MPO) new Regional Transportation Plan establishes guiding principles, goals and objectives for the enhancement of Middle Tennessee's transportation system over the next 25 years. It details a multi-modal strategy to support the economic growth and prosperity goals of the region's communities.

Learn more about the Metropolitan Planning Organization and their work providing leadership to the region in the planning, funding, and development of a regional multi-modal transportation system

Public transit plays an important role in the continuing development and prosperity of our region. Read more on the future of public transit in Nashville.

Additionally Nashville encourages complete streets and transit oriented development, as both create opportunities for walking, biking and easier transit access.

Public transit increases travel safety, reduces stress and increases mental health through less time spent driving, and riding public transit is associated with nearly five times greater likelihood of meeting daily physical activity recommendations.