This growing demand for transit options is coupled with a need for affordable living that can accommodate a variety of demographics. Development of mass transit is most successful when it is linked with development of areas for mixed-income living and working.
The Nashville Metropolitan Planning Organization’s 2040 Regional Transportation Plan has identified six corridors for future regional rapid transit service. These areas are the most densely populated and fastest growing within the region and have a well-established pattern of cross-county travel. As shown in the Long-Range Vision for Regional Transit Map on the following page, one of these corridors serves the south region as it links Downtown Nashville to Franklin. The mode of rapid transit for this corridor will most likely be either a light rail or dedicated bus rapid transit that would operate at high levels of service throughout the day.