April 16, 2009

Nashville Urban Core Light Rail Analysis: NO-WAY.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority asked Wilbur Smith Associates

to examine the feasibility of a light rail transit from Downtown

Nashville to West End. The Final Report ('99) defines a specific

alignment and configuration and compares a rail to a bus transit


The rail system would be in single track down West End from 17th

to Murphy Road, running one-way with priority control of traffic lights.... (more on route).

The Final Report ('99) makes abundantly clear that a rail transit service for a downtown distribution service is much less attractive than rubber tire alternatives.

(02/16/10) * The Transport Politic has an updated article on Light Rail in Nashville

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