Monday, April 02, 2018

We Can Do Better Than the Nashville Transit Plan

We Can Do Better Than the Nashville Transit Plan

by Richard J Grant


 The proposed Nashville mass transit plan is not exactly what we would call a “lean startup.” With an optimistically estimated cost of $9 billion to be spent over the next 15 years, the new transit plan makes the Metro Nashville 2018 budget of only $2.2 billion look lean by comparison. If the transit money were spent evenly over 15 years, that would be $600 million per year of additional spending, a 27% increase over the existing budget.