Amazon commits $75 million to develop 800 new affordable Nashville housing units near WeGo public transit sites

Amazon has committed $75 million for developers to create 800 affordable homes in the Nashville area near WeGo high-capacity transit corridors, ensuring that moderate- to low-income residents can afford urban housing with easy access to employment, schools, healthcare and more. The Nashville investment is part of Amazon’s more than $2 billion Housing Equity Fund to…

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AI technology may be the solution to long traffic light waits

Americans spend about 17.25 million hours waiting for poorly time traffic signals every day. Every day! That’s according to a recent study by Inrix, a transportation data company that tracked the movements of thousands of connected vehicles every five seconds as they traveled through some 210,000 intersection across the United States. An interactive map created…

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Tennessee and other state highway departments clear the way for a smoother holiday road trip

Road warriors, start your engines, because the Tennessee Department of Transportation plans to suspend all road construction during the busy Memorial Day weekend, making it easier for motorists to enjoy holiday travel. Other neighboring states, including Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina, plan to follow the same course of action as AAA expects 34 million travelers…

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All aboard! Amtrak may return to Nashville

While the recent proposal by President Joe Biden for proposed rail service is exciting — particularly the Nashville to Atlanta route — don’t start packing just yet. The Biden plan is still brand new and, as with any government proposal, plans are subject to change. And delays. And setbacks. Biden has proposed $80 billion for passenger…

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Southerners spend more of their income on commuting

We Southerners spend a larger percentage of our income getting to and from work than other regions of the United States, largely because of the length of our commutes, according to one survey. The annual cost of commuting varies from $6,427 in the South to $6,815 in the Northeast according to Clever, a service that…

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Expect higher gas prices from Colonial Pipeline cyberattack

Gas stations in some Southeastern states and along the East Coast were running out of gas this week partly because panicked customers were rushing to fill their tanks after a major pipeline shut down over the weekend. Some Middle Tennessee gas stations were seeing long lines as customers overwhelmed the pumps to fill up their…

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Nashville mayor proposes fully funding the city’s public transportation

In what Nashville Mayor John Cooper said is, “the largest funding of transportation that we’ve ever seen,” he proposed $53 million in funding for WeGo Public Transit services, restoring the $22.3 million cut from last year’s budget, plus extra for inflation. Glenn McGehee, TMA’s chairman of the board and president of SouthStar, LLC, commended Cooper’s…

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The TMA Group Named One of the Best Workplaces for Commuters

We are proud and happy to announce that The TMA Group has been named one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters in 2020. The TMA Group was given the honor for being among the 450 forward-thinking businesses nationwide who offer exceptional employer-provided commuter benefits that meet the National Standard of Excellence criteria. “Employers like The…

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