Wednesday, June 12, 2013

What happened at the June 11 Council meeting: Capital improvement budget passes. ARC moves forward

Josh Stites' Charlotte Ave amendment to ARC funding fails on voice vote.

From The Tennessean:

Council approves $300M capital spending program

by Michael Cass, June 11, 2013- The Metro Council approved Mayor Karl Dean’s $300 million capital spending program Tuesday, sending the mayor’s controversial bus rapid transit plan to the next station while pumping nearly one-third of the new money into school building and renovation projects.

Dean’s plan includes $7.5 million for final engineering and design of the mass transit project known as “The Amp,” a 7.1-mile rapid bus line from the Five Points area of East Nashville to the White Bridge Road area along West End Avenue. The Metro Transit Authority will only spend the money if the federal government — an essential partner — selects Nashville for the next stage of project development.(link)

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