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BRT to Connect East & West Nashville

The AMP is a proposed full-service 7.1 mile bus rapid transit (BRT) system that is being planned for one of Nashville's major corridors, Broadway/West End. It will begin at Five Points in East Nashville and extend to the Saint Thomas hospital area in West Nashville. It will allow residents and visitors to move along the corridor faster than they can in a car stuck in traffic. The rapid transit vehicles will stop along the route at attractive stations that have real-time arrival information and self-service fare collection kiosks. On March 4, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) notified Mayor Karl Dean the Amp has been recommended to receive $27 million in President Obama's proposed FY 2015 budget. As with other FTA-funded projects, the balance of the full $75 million requested by Nashville is expected to be awarded in multiple, consecutive fiscal years.

What's New?

Amp Report January 2015

Nashville MTA CEO Announces Amp Design Work to Cease

Community Meetings: Progress Update, May 2014 (Part One)

Community Meetings: Progress Update, May 2014 (Part Two)

Location Change: Citizens Advisory Committee July 29, 2014

Comments and Responses from May 2014 Public Meetings

Transit Expert Encourages Nashville on Amp

Amp Station Design Shows Arch Inspired Touch

Study: Amp Could Shorten West End Commute (The Tennessean, 9/30/14)

Will the Amp Make the West End Commute Better? Engineers Say So. (Nashville Business Journal, 9/30/14)

Amp Citizens Advisory Committee, September 29, 2014: Metro3 YouTube Video

The Tennessean: Dean Punts Amp Decision to Next Mayor

MTA Announces Next Steps in Amp Process

Amp Team Announces Changes to Downtown Section

Amp Public Meeting to be Live Streamed

Amp Project Team Announces May Public Meetings

Safety of center-lane BRT systems

Mayor announces citizens serving on Amp Advisory Committee

Amp receives funding in proposed federal budget

Amp project team to examine non-dedicated lanes for western-most portion of route

Community Design Workshop Round 1 Presentation

Extra Design Meeting Scheduled in West Nashville - February 3

Community meetings scheduled for January 2014

MTA Small Starts Evaluation and Rating Submittal

Phase 2 Project Summary Presentation

Phase 2 Project Summary: Preliminary Engineering/Design & Environmental Analysis

Timeline: The Evolution of The Amp

Review media coverage of the AMP project and other bus rapid transit stories in our News section

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Related Links:

Amp Yes!

NashvilleNext News

The Transit Alliance

Nashville Metropolitan
Planning Organization

Transit Now Nashville


Download the Traffic Study: Technical Memo
Download the Vissim Traffic Microsimulation Overview

Download the Alternative Analysis

What is the Amp?

  • It is a bus rapid transit (BRT) line that connects Nashville from east to west.
  • It combines the quality of rail transit with the cost-effectiveness of rapid buses.
  • It will provide fast, frequent service and more than 1.3 million trips a year.
  • It will serve as an important economic-development engine.

A U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report finds bus rapid transit systems generally increase ridership and provide improved service over previous transit service on the same route. The systems reviewed by the GAO reported "increases in ridership after one year of service and reduced average travel times of 10 to 35 percent over previous bus services." Read the official report here.


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