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