Nashville's Transit Plan from Tech's Perspective

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Name: Nashville's Transit Plan from Tech's Perspective
Date: December 19, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Nashville is growing by almost 100 people a day. That growth has created new traffic challenges for those who live in and commute to to the region. In October, Mayor Megan Barry proposed a bold new plan to address Nashville's public transit system with improved and expanded bus and rapid bus service, neighborhood transit centers, light rail, and accessibility and safety improvements. The plan is a $5.2 billion investment in Nashville's future.

The Transit for Nashville coalition is a growing group of companies and organizations, that recognizes the need for our region to invest in a transportation system that relieves traffic congestion, connects our neighborhoods, and increases access for all Nashvillians.  While many of the specifics of the plan still need community input, the plan needs an avenue for funding. The Transit for Nashville coalition has assembled to build support and put the funding issue on the May 2018 ballot.

A high percentage of tech industry workers that live in cities with public transit are accustomed to not owning a vehicle. Nashville's public transit system challenges are a real barrier for hiring tech workers from cities with established systems. Additionally, there are concerns about spending resources on fixed transit systems when tech advances like autonomous vehicles are around the corner.

This event will provide a discussion, moderated by Dan Hogan, Executive Chairman at Medalogix, with industry and policy leaders on our region's transit challenges, what's currently happening with the state of transportation technology, and how the transit proposal will address the challenges.
 

Panel Speakers

- Steve Bland - Chief Executive Officer, Nashville MTA
- Corey Ershow - Transportation Policy Manager, Lyft
- Erin Hafkenschiel -  Director, Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Sustainability
- Tommy Lewis -Senior Vice President, Change Healthcare
- Hon. Nancy VanReece - District 8 Council Member, Metropolitan Council of Nashville and Davidson County

Submit your question or comment about transit as you register. Participate in the discussion, get engaged, and sign the petition.

How to Get to the Event

Coming to the event? We encourage attendees to either try another mode of transit or share a ride. Here are some options:

Lyft
We've partnered with Lyft to offer exclusive ride discounts to the NTC Transit Event! Save 20% off 2 Lyft rides to or from the event with code: NTCTRANSIT — Download the iOS or Android App.

Nashville MTA
Now you can find out where your bus is at all times, giving you better access to your trips and your time. With real-time transit data from Nashville MTA, you will know when to go. So you can spend less time waiting and more time going, which means more convenience for you. Plan your trip to Tech Hill Commons using a variety of apps or the mobile website.

Hytch.me
Ride together, get paid. Hytch lets you earn cash whenever you share a ride (2+ people in a vehicle). Sign up now.


 
Location:

Tech Hill Commons
500 Interstate Blvd. S.,
Suite 210
Nashville, TN 37210

Date/Time Information:
December 19, 2017
9am to 11am
Contact Information:
info@technologycouncil.com
Fees/Admission:
$20 for NTC members
$35 for non-members
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