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Open House Public Meeting #2

  • Photos from Public Outreach #2
  • Photos from Public Outreach #2
  • Photos from Public Outreach #2
  • Photos from Public Outreach #2
  • Photos from Public Outreach #2
  • Photos from Public Outreach #2

The project team recently held a second round of Public Outreach Meetings to provide the public and stakeholders with an update on the corridors and modes identified for additional study and to introduce potential station locations.  If you missed the Northwest Corridor Public Outreach Meetings, you are still invited to share your thoughts and ideas on the project website’s crowdsource map. 

Public Outreach Meetings were held in mid-September in Clarksville and Ashland City.  In Nashville, a booth with display maps was set up at the Nashville Farmers’ Market during lunch hours.  In addition, presentations were given to interested parties such as the North Nashville Chamber of Commerce, Clarksville City Council, Montgomery County Commission, Two Rivers’ Corporate Board, and HR and Law Directors.  During Round #2, a total of 196 people participated in these public meetings and outreach events.  During each of the public meetings and events, the project team asked participants to provide input regarding the corridors and potential station/stop locations on display maps.  Participants were asked a series of survey questions about their current use of transit, their thoughts on hours of operation, and the transit characteristics that are most important to them.  The survey concluded that most people travel by car, want to see transit operational hours to start at 5AM and end at midnight, they would wait 11-15 minutes for transit, and the transit characteristics that are most important to them are dependability and convenience.

  • Monday, September 14
    First Baptist Church Clarksville, High School Room 3rd Floor,
    412 Commerce Street, Clarksville
    5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

  • Tuesday, September 15
    Vantage Pointe Village
    2035 Vantage Pointe, Ashland City
    5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

  • Thursday, September 17
    Nashville Chamber North Quarterly Meeting
    Nashville Farmer's Market
    900 Rosa Parks Blvd, Nashville
    8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

  • Thursday, September 17
    Q & A / Meet the Team
    Nashville Farmer's Market
    900 Rosa Parks Blvd, Nashville
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The Open House meetings updated the participants on the study's initial findings and sought additional feedback.

If you were unable to attend, the public meeting presentation is available for download.

Clarksville Open House Public Meeting #1

A series of Open House style meetings were held during the month of April in Clarksville, Ashland City, and North Nashville to introduce the Study. A special thank you to those who took the time to attend these meetings and provide your input! If you missed the Northwest Corridor Open House meetings, there is still time to share your thoughts on our website.

A total of 106 people participated in the Open House meetings. Clarksville had the largest attendance with 55 participants, Ashland City followed with 36 participants, and North Nashville with 15 participants. Twenty-two percent of participants are current transit riders. During the Open House meetings, the project team asked participants to provide input on display maps, the website’s crowdsource map, and/or fill out comment cards.

Some of the issues and concerns mentioned by participants included:

  • Impacts to the Bicentennial Trail in Ashland City
    • However, majority of participants were in favor of the rail and trail coexisting
  • Technical Concerns
    • Right-of-way width may be narrow is sections of the Nashville and Western Railroad Corridor
    • Right-of-way would need to be purchased for a section of the Nashville and Western Railroad Corridor, from Ashland City to Clarksville
    • Joining commuter rail into a high traffic freight line, such as CSX RR, could be problematic
    • How would rail passengers get to the MCC
  • Environmental concerns
    • Potential stream impacts with the new portion of the Nashville and Western Railroad
  • Historic concerns
    • Preserve historic trestles along the Nashville and Western Railroad Corridor near Ashland City
  • Noise concerns
    • Properties (residential and community facilities) that abut to the Nashville and Western Railroad
  • Safety concerns
    • Schools and community facilities near the Nashville and Western Railroad track may need fencing