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As Nashville, Tennessee, continues to grow, its mayor says it’s time to consider a tunnel for light rail service and rapid buses to relieve ever-increasing traffic congestion.
The proposals are part of Mayor Megan Barry’s $5.2 billion “Let’s Move Nashville” plan that could go before voters May 1.
The proposed tunnel would be 1.8 miles long and have three underground rail stops between Music City Central and a new SoBro transit center, according to TransitforNashville.com. The tunnel would cost $936 million, according to WKRN.com. The proposal is being studied, and the Metro Council is expected to decide in January or February whether the measure makes the ballot, WKRN reports. The tunnel would be completed in 2027.
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