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. The Nashville MTA, with the full support of Mayor Dean, is seeking federal money to fund a significant portion of the project, which is critical if Nashville wants to avoid the dramatic increases in traffic congestion that will arise as our population continues to grow.

What's New?

Mayor announces citizens serving on Amp Advisory Committee

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

Safety of center-lane BRT systems

Amp receives funding in proposed federal budget

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:

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NashvilleNext News

The Transit Alliance

Nashville Metropolitan
Planning Organization


Transit Now Nashville

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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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