It's Election Day in Nashville.
Here's what you need to know about the proposed transit plan.
What’s the Cost?
Where Does the Money Come From?
- Sales tax will increase from 9.25 percent to 9.75 percent in July and to 10.25 percent in 2023.
- A surcharge also would be added to the local hotel tax, rental car tax, and business and excise tax. The city would issue bonds as needed totaling about $2.5 billion, and fare revenue would help cover operational costs.
What’s the Plan?
- 26 miles of light rail
- Rapid bus routes and an increase in service and frequency for the city's bus network.
- Downtown tunnel
- Transit Centers
Cost: $936 million
Length: 1.8 miles
Note: The plan actually calls for twin tunnels, which would be deep underground beneath Fifth Avenue with stations at Music City Central and Broadway.
Estimated Time To Complete:
Reduced fare Information:
Low-income riders, seniors and students will receive a discounted fare, as well as passengers with disabilities.
More questions and answers can be found HERE.
The list of where to vote and what you'll need can be found HERE.