The Facts: Nashville Transit Plan Break Down

It's Election Day in Nashville. 

Here's what you need to know about the proposed transit plan. 

What’s the Cost?

$5.4 billion

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
  • Sidewalks
 

Tunnel Plan:

Cost:  $936 million

Location: Downtown

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:

15 Years

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.

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