Legislature really hates relieving traffic congestion

Nashville’s Amp bus project died at the ballot box in 2014.  It was also brutally beaten by the state legislature just to make sure it would never be resurrected again: they banned transit projects that use a dedicated center lane.  But even after doing all that to make sure Nashville’s traffic would just get worse and worse, they are still feeling a little vengeful.

In “Amp haunting Nashville from the grave,” Andrea Zelinski of the Nashville Post writes about the legislature’s current efforts to strip funding from the Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, one of the governmental organizations that approved the Amp on its way to a referendum.  That wouldn’t sit too well with the feds, though, who would likely yank some of the transit funding currently given to Tennessee.

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