Metro Transit Authority is hosting four community meetings on Mayor Karl Dean’s proposed “east-west connector” bus rapid transit line, which would stretch from West End Avenue to downtown Broadway, across the Cumberland River to East Nashville.
The project, which Dean announced in December, is currently in a preliminary design phase. Its ultimate construction, originally estimated to be $136 million, relies on federal grant dollars and a still-unidentified local funding source.
“After several weeks of studies and preliminary design work by our engineering consultants, we now have a route and preliminary transit station locations to share with residents, business and property owners, and employees who work along the corridor,” said Nashville MTA board chair Freddie O’Connell.
“These forums are an important opportunity for us to listen to individual comments, concerns, and suggestions that will help us plan a successful BRT project,” he said.
Meetings, all open to the public, are set for:
• Vine Street Christian Church, 4101 Harding Road, July 9 at 5:30 p.m.
• East Nashville Community Center, 601 Russell St., July 11 at 5:30 p.m.
• Downtown Public Library, 615 Church St., July 17 at 11 a.m.
• West End United Methodist Church, 2200 West End Ave., July 18 at 11 a.m.