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Shaping a New Approach to Transportation and Land Use Planning

Tennessee is participating in the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) Policy Academy on Shaping a New Approach to Transportation and Land Use Planning. The state will develop a Corridor Management Agreement in one of the state’s urban areas that will later be applied to other transportation corridors across the state. The goal is to create a system that helps local planning agencies learn how to make land use decisions that better coordinate with transportation decisions made at the local and state level. 

Through the Policy Academy, Tennessee and the other selected states will work over a 10-month period to: 

  • Establish new governance models that work to align infrastructure development and state goals;
  • Create a new planning framework that addresses the state’s unique needs and concerns for mobility, accessibility, emissions, financial stability, demographics, climate and topography;
  • Adapt new funding and financing approaches that better reflect user costs and benefits, manage demand and help pay for transportation system management and maintenance; and
  • Develop enhanced goals and metrics that best reflect the state’s transportation goals.

More information about this initiative can be found at the NGA Center Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Division

Press Release on Tennessee’s Involvement with NGA

Key Information Sessions:

Shaping a New Approach to Transportation and Land Use Planning
Convening Session in Alexandria, VA, March 24-26, 2010 Adobe PDF file

Planning Tennessee's Corridors - A Collaborative Approach
Symposium in Murfreesboro, TN - September 15, 2010 Adobe PDF file

Key Presentations