Nashville MPO 2035 Plan: Policy Initiatives

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On May 26, 2010, the MPO presented the major policy initiatives of its 2035 Regional Transportation Plan currently under development. As part of that presentation, the MPO unveiled a draft, long-term regional vision for mass transit. Visit nashvillempo.org for more information.

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Nashville MPO 2035 Plan: Policy Initiatives

  1. 1. Mayor Karl Dean, Chairman Regional Transportation Plan Major Policy Initiatives Annual Convening the Region Summit   War Memorial Auditorium May 26, 2010
  2. 2. Transportation is a  Regional Issue nashvillempo.org
  3. 3. Transportation is Regional Issue nashvillempo.org
  4. 4. Transportation is Regional Issue WORK in Downtown Nashville, LIVE in….. nashvillempo.org
  5. 5. Transportation is Regional Issue Live in Hendersonville/ Gallatin Area, WORK in….. nashvillempo.org
  6. 6. Transportation is Regional Issue nashvillempo.org
  7. 7. How will our Region Grow? nashvillempo.org
  8. 8. Population Growth, Middle Tennessee Seattle Region (3.3 million) 3,000,000 2,500,000 Denver Region (2.5 million) Portland (OR) Region (2.2 million) 2035 2,600,000 2,000,000 Austin Region, Charlotte Region (1.7 million) 1,500,000 2008 1,700,000 2000 1,000,000 1,450,000 500,000 1965 750,000 10-County CRT Region Other regions (MSA) ‐ nashvillempo.org
  9. 9. 1965 Development Pattern Properties affected by development in 1965 nashvillempo.org
  10. 10. 2009 Development Pattern Properties affected by current development nashvillempo.org
  11. 11. 2035 Development Pattern - Projected Properties affected by current & future development nashvillempo.org
  12. 12. Land Use Model Inputs Environmental Constraints Land Use Policy Suitability Analysis Growth Policy nashvillempo.org
  13. 13. Today’s Congestion – Volume Based Clarksville Gallatin Nashville Lebanon Franklin Murfreesboro Columbia nashvillempo.org
  14. 14. 2035 Congestion, Projected Clarksville Gallatin Nashville Lebanon Franklin Murfreesboro Columbia nashvillempo.org
  15. 15. 2035 Congestion, Planned Projects Clarksville Gallatin Nashville Lebanon Franklin Murfreesboro Columbia nashvillempo.org
  16. 16. 2035 Congestion, After Projects Built Clarksville Gallatin Nashville Lebanon Franklin Murfreesboro Columbia nashvillempo.org
  17. 17. Growing Issues to Address Unmanageable Congestion Longer Travel Times & Trip Lengths Increasing Energy Consumption / Costs Declining Air & Water Quality Aging Population/ Dispersed Families Worsening Personal Health / Increasing Costs Lost Habitat / Natural Areas Unsustainable Costs/ Revenue Sources Lack of Housing Choice nashvillempo.org
  18. 18. Changing Demographics A Sharp Decline in Traditional Family Households Households 1960 2000 2025 With Children 48% 33% 28% Without Children 52% 67% 72% Single Person 13% 26% 28% Census for 1960 and 2000, 2025 adapted from Martha Farnsworth Riche, How Changes in the Nation’s Age and Household Structure Will Reshape Housing Demand in the 21st Century, HUD, 2003. nashvillempo.org
  19. 19. True Cost of Living Inclusive Monthly Housing Costs 30% 47% 4% 19% Housing Energy Transportation Remaining Income nashvillempo.org
  20. 20. How Should We Invest in  Our Future? nashvillempo.org
  21. 21. Guiding Principles Livability ‐ MPO plans and programs shall work to enhance the quality of  life in the region by supporting initiatives that increase opportunities for  affordable housing, education, jobs, recreation, and civic involvement without  increasing the burden on citizens to enjoy their community. Sustainability – MPO plans and programs shall strive to support growth  and prosperity without sacrificing the health, environment, natural and socio‐ cultural resources, or financial stability of this or future generations. Prosperity – MPO plans and programs shall contribute to the continued  economic well‐being of the greater Nashville area by investing in  transportation solutions that increase access to education, jobs, and amenities,  reduce the cost of living and doing business, and attract new investment to the  region. Diversity – MPO plans and programs shall recognize the multitude of  needs and the variety of perspectives and backgrounds of the people that live  and work in the greater Nashville area by promoting a range of transportation  choices that are designed with sensitivity to the desired context. nashvillempo.org
  22. 22. Regional Goals Maintain and Preserve the Efficiency, Safety, and Security of the  Region’s Existing Transportation Infrastructure; Manage Congestion to Keep People and Goods Moving; Encourage Quality Growth and Sustainable Land Development Practices; Protect the Region’s Health & Environment; Support the Economic Competitiveness of the Greater Nashville Area; Offer Meaningful Transportation Choices for a Diverse Population  including the Aging; Encourage Regional Coordination, Cooperation, & Decision‐Making;  and Practice Thoughtful, Transparent Financial Stewardship by Ensuring  that Transportation Improvements meet Regional Goals. nashvillempo.org
  23. 23. Three Major Policy Initiatives #1 A Bold, New Vision  for Mass Transit nashvillempo.org
  24. 24. Three Major Policy Initiatives #2 Support for Active  Transportation &  Walkable Communities nashvillempo.org
  25. 25. Three Major Policy Initiatives #3 Preservation &  Enhancement of  Strategic Roadways nashvillempo.org
  26. 26. A Bold, New Vision for  Mass Transit nashvillempo.org
  27. 27. A Bold, New Vision for Mass Transit Clarksville Springfield Gallatin FUTURE REGIONAL CORRIDOR SERVICE Lebanon Nashville Dickson FUTURE LOCAL TRANSIT SERVICE Franklin Murfreesboro Columbia nashvillempo.org
  28. 28. Rapid Transit Corridors nashvillempo.org
  29. 29. A History with InterUrban Rail nashvillempo.org
  30. 30. A History with InterUrban Rail nashvillempo.org
  31. 31. Rapid Transit Options HEAVY RAIL TRANSIT LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT BUS RAPID TRANSIT nashvillempo.org
  32. 32. Rapid Rail Transit – Peers nashvillempo.org
  33. 33. BUS Rapid Transit – Peers nashvillempo.org
  34. 34. Regional Rapid Transit Corridors nashvillempo.org
  35. 35. Northeast Corridor Rapid Transit The Streets at Indian Lake Village Traditional Office Park Transit Oriented Development nashvillempo.org
  36. 36. Northeast Corridor Rapid Transit nashvillempo.org
  37. 37. Denver – Urban/ Suburban Rapid Transit nashvillempo.org
  38. 38. Regional Rapid Transit Corridors nashvillempo.org
  39. 39. Regional Commuter Rail Corridors nashvillempo.org
  40. 40. Regional Commuter Rail Corridors nashvillempo.org
  41. 41. Regional Commuter Rail Corridors existing proposed nashvillempo.org
  42. 42. Regional Commuter Rail Corridors nashvillempo.org
  43. 43. Regional Commuter Rail Corridors nashvillempo.org
  44. 44. Regional Express Coach Service nashvillempo.org
  45. 45. Regional Express Coach Service nashvillempo.org
  46. 46. Denver Regional Express Coach BOULDER AIRPORT DOWNTOWN DENVER nashvillempo.org
  47. 47. Regional Express Coach Service nashvillempo.org
  48. 48. Local Circulators nashvillempo.org
  49. 49. Local Circulators nashvillempo.org
  50. 50. Local Circulators nashvillempo.org
  51. 51. Urban Fixed Route Service nashvillempo.org
  52. 52. Frequent, Safe & Comfortable Bus Service nashvillempo.org
  53. 53. Frequent, Safe & Comfortable Bus Service nashvillempo.org
  54. 54. Frequent, Safe & Comfortable Bus Service nashvillempo.org
  55. 55. Return of the Urban Streetcar nashvillempo.org
  56. 56. Return of the Urban Streetcar ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT RESULTS FOR STREETCAR PROJECTS Year Number Cost in Return on Recent Projects Opened Miles of Cars Millions Economic Development Investment Kenosha 2000 2 5 $5.2 $150,000,000 2885% Tampa 2002 2.4 11 $53.0 $2,000,000,000 3774% Little Rock (2 phases) 2004-2007 3.4 5 $28.5 $260,000,000 912% Memphis (3 phases) 1993-2006 6.5 20 $24.0 $137,000,000 571% Portland (2 phases) 2003 6 5 $73.0 $2,399,000,000 3286% nashvillempo.org
  57. 57. Nashville Urban Streetcar nashvillempo.org
  58. 58. Broadway / West End Streetcar Downtown Centennial Park Vanderbilt University nashvillempo.org
  59. 59. Streetcar @ Riverfront Station nashvillempo.org
  60. 60. Streetcar @ Riverfront Station nashvillempo.org
  61. 61. Streetcar @ 4th & Broadway nashvillempo.org
  62. 62. Streetcar @ 4th & Broadway nashvillempo.org
  63. 63. Streetcar @ 4th & Broadway nashvillempo.org
  64. 64. Streetcar @ 4th & Broadway nashvillempo.org
  65. 65. Streetcar @ Broadway & West End nashvillempo.org
  66. 66. Streetcar @ Broadway & West End nashvillempo.org
  67. 67. Streetcar @ West End & Acklen Park nashvillempo.org
  68. 68. Streetcar @ Broadway & 21st nashvillempo.org
  69. 69. Streetcar @ Broadway & 21st nashvillempo.org
  70. 70. Urban Fixed Route Service nashvillempo.org
  71. 71. Regional Vanpool & Paratransit nashvillempo.org
  72. 72. Expanded Vanpool & Paratransit nashvillempo.org
  73. 73. A Bold, New Vision for Mass Transit Clarksville Springfield Gallatin FUTURE REGIONAL CORRIDOR SERVICE Lebanon Nashville Dickson FUTURE LOCAL TRANSIT SERVICE Franklin Murfreesboro Columbia nashvillempo.org
  74. 74. Support for Active  Transportation & Walkable  Communities nashvillempo.org
  75. 75. Support for Active Transportation Candidate Projects nashvillempo.org
  76. 76. Support for Active Transportation nashvillempo.org
  77. 77. Walkable Communities nashvillempo.org
  78. 78. Preservation & Enhancement of  Strategic Roadway Corridors nashvillempo.org
  79. 79. Strategic Roadway Corridors Candidate Projects nashvillempo.org
  80. 80. Strategic Roadway Corridors nashvillempo.org
  81. 81. Strategic Roadway Corridors nashvillempo.org
  82. 82. What will it Cost and  How will we Pay for it? nashvillempo.org
  83. 83. Average Costs per Mile TRANSPORTATION OPTION AVG COST / MILE (Million) Heavy Rail Transit $139 ‐ $323 Light Rail Transit $45 ‐ $85 Bus Rapid Transit $3 ‐ $49 Electric Streetcar $3 ‐ $30 Commuter Rail $1 ‐ $15 4‐Lane Highway $32 ‐ $60 nashvillempo.org
  84. 84. What do other things cost? 2030 Regional Plan adopted in 2005 = $3.5 B Annual Payroll for NFL Players = $3.6 B Central Texas Turnpike around Austin = $3.6 B San Francisco/Oakland Bridge Replacement = $6.3 B Denver FasTracks System = $6.9 B Las Vegas City Center (mixed‐use) = $11 B Big Dig (Boston) = $14.6 B TTI Cost of Congestion for Nashville Metro between  now and 2035 = $10.6 B nashvillempo.org
  85. 85. Funding/ Financing Issues 2035 Plan estimated to provide approx $4.9 B Federal The cost of NEEDS/ VISION is likely double or triple the  anticipated revenues Lack of dedicated funding for transit to ensure  stability and to compete for federal transit funds Sprawling land development pattern creates  unsustainable demand for infrastructure Declining fuel tax revenues and buying power means  fewer projects, slower progress, less benefit nashvillempo.org
  86. 86. Gasoline Tax – Primary Revenue Source nashvillempo.org
  87. 87. Highway Trust Fund Balance DEFICIT nashvillempo.org
  88. 88. Gasoline Prices, Last 5 Years nashvillempo.org
  89. 89. Thinking Beyond the Gas Tax… Re‐Prioritization of Current Spending Public Private Partnerships Tolling & Congestion Pricing Distance‐Based User Fees Multi‐Modal District Impact Fees Alternative, Dedicated Funding for Mass Transit nashvillempo.org
  90. 90. Sources of Funding for Transit nashvillempo.org
  91. 91. Alternative Growth Strategies nashvillempo.org
  92. 92. What’s Next nashvillempo.org
  93. 93. 2035 Plan Adoption Schedule May 26th – Regional Summit – Regional Vision and Draft  Plan Initiatives Ongoing public involvement opportunities July 21st – Full Draft Plan Released with Proposed Project  Lists Continuing public involvement opportunities October 20th – MPO Plan Public Adoption Hearing NashvilleMPO.org updated regularly Partner sites:  CUAMPO.org TDOT.State.TN.US nashvillempo.org
  94. 94. JUNE 17 | 5:30 Reception nashvillempo.org
  95. 95. Livability. Sustainability. Prosperity. Diversity. Photo Credits: Nashville MTA, TMA Group, Nashville Civic Design Center, Clarksville Area MPO, Mid Cumberland Human Resource Agency, TDOT, Area Chambers of Commerce, Local Gov’ts, FHWA, FTA, APTA,TranSystems, Parsons Brinkerhoff

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