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Activity Center

The Activity Center has been developed to keep you involved with what is going on with the study. It includes an up-to-date listing of plan activities and a list of project-related website links so visitors can further research related topics.

Our Riders' Views
From sports fans headed toward football games to people in the most rural counties in Tennessee, transit riders are voicing their opinions. TDOT surveyed transit riders all over the state on what works and what doesn’t. The following are transit riders’ comments:

    "More service and more hours. I want service for weekend activities."
    -- Hamilton County Rural Transportation rider

    "St. Louis has a great light rail system. Check it out. It started with lots of
    people against it, but it is safe and efficient - low cost, too."
    --University of Memphis Tigers Fan

    "This is a wonderful program."
    --NWTHRA Vans, Benton County Rider

    "I want to see more transit all over western Tennessee. I want to pay
    additional taxes for public transportation, but can’t afford it right now."
    --NWTHRA Vans, Carroll County Rider

    "I’d like to see transportation for teen parents to get their children to
    daycare, then to school."
    --NWTHRA Vans, Henry County

    "This transportation takes me to all my Nashville doctors’ appointments,
    or I wouldn’t have a way to go."
    --Fayetteville Lincoln County Public Transportation Rider

    "Keep services for people like me, who need them. I’m not sure how much I
    can pay for vans, but if (TDOT) makes it reasonable for people on disability, I’ll pay."
    --NWTHRA Vans, Obion County Rider

     

Children’s Corner
The Children’s Corner provides fun activities to teach children about land use, density, transportation and what makes a healthy well-balanced community. (Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed to view)
Community Word Puzzle
Coloring Book

 

Weblinks:
People all over the country are thinking about the future of their communities. Take advantage of the work that has been done already on transportation, land use, sprawl, Smart Growth, and other areas of urban and rural planning. Click on any of these links to go to a website.

American Farmland Trust
www.farmland.org

American Planning Association
www.planning.org

Brookings Institution, Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy
www.brook.edu

Congress for the New Urbanism
www.cnu.org

Cyburbia
www.cyburbia.org

Environmental Justice Foundation
www.ejfoundation.org

FHWA's A Citizen's Guide to Transportation Decision making
www.fhwa.dot.gov

FHWA/ Environmental Justice
www.fhwa.dot.gov

FHWA's Public Involvement
www.fhwa.dot.gov

National Association of Counties
www.naco.org

National Association of Realtors
www.realtor.org

National Governors Association
www.nga.org

National Neighborhood Coalition
www.neighborhoodcoalition.org

National Town Builders Association
www.ntba.net

National Trust for Historic Preservation
www.nationaltrust.org

Pedestrian and bicycling information
www.walkinginfo.org

PPS Project for Public Spaces
www.pps.org

Sierra Club Tennesee Chapter
www.sierraclub.org

Smart Growth America
smartgrowthamerica.org

Smart Growth Network
www.smartgrowth.org

Sprawl City
www.sprawlcity.org

Sprawl Watch Clearinghouse
www.sprawlwatch.org

Surface Transportation Policy Project (STPP)
www.transact.org

Sustainable Communities Network
www.sustainable.org

Transportation Research Board (TRB)
www.nas.edu

Urban Land Institute
www.uli.org

Vermont Forum on Sprawl
www.vtsprawl.org

Walkable Communities
www.walkable.org

To get involved, click here.