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37 minutes ago, PHofKS said:

There has been a lot of TDOT bashing on the board lately, but critics have to understand that TDOT and all State departments are political entities under the administration of the Governor and under the strong influence of the Legislature. 'They' are more subject to the whims and wishes of the politicians than the planners and engineers. If they do something in Nashville, then the other big three want the same regardless of need.  Thus, the budgets for transportation tend to be balanced between the four regions.

To add to this, there's a reason TDOT isn't called NDOT. For that matter, a department of transportation doesn't even exist at the municipal level; local roadways fall under Public Works, the same Metro department that handles, among other things, trash/recycling collection and brush pickup.

This isn't a knock on Public Works and their meager budget for roadway maintenance and improvements but simply an acknowledgement of the fact that Nashville itself is relying on the state to manage its roadway infrastructure perhaps more than reasonable for a city its size. If Nashville is willing to borrow billions of dollars to improve state routes for transit in the name of reducing traffic congestion then it ought to be able to put forth even a fraction of that amount for regular roadway improvements on state routes. I'm positive TDOT wouldn't mind either way.

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^ That is the kind of experience Nashville delivered in spades.

My wife hosted her corporate management meeting in Nashville last spring... 150 senior management and C-suite executives from all over the country and the UK. Since then 3 couples have decided to relocate to Nashville - from Chicago, San Diego, and Boston.

For Nashville seeing is believing.

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5 hours ago, smeagolsfree said:

Nah, "Mormons Just Wanna Have Fun" too. Sorry had to throw a Cyndi Lauper song tune in there! There plenty of non Mormons in Utah and the booze flows there too.

... but just barely.  Salt Lake is a great town with great people but that 12:45 last call is always a buzz kill.  Haha

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On 10/24/2018 at 8:15 AM, markhollin said:

We are going to have another network TV show: Dierk's Bentley will be executive producer for a new sitcom onFox about a Nashville bar "where singers and songwriters to to chase their dreams, or maybe just fall in love if only for a night."  The show is still untitled.

https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2018/10/24/dierks-bentley-to-produce-sitcom-about-a-nashville.html

So it's a show about those sloppy hookups on Broadway? When do they start casting...

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6 hours ago, fishsticks176 said:

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, people flocking to cities like Nashville don’t seem to be at all put off by a lack of public transit. The writer gratuitously mentions that Nashville and Austin crushed transit ... near the end of an article that highlights the two cities as white-hot destinations for younger people. 

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Just now, nashwatcher said:

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The article says that cities that don't figure out transit "will likely see growth slow in future years" and cities with transit will be able "handle growth better".  Either you didn't read the end of the article or you're being intentionally dishonest.  As more and more people come, transit becomes more of an issue. That's why it's a good idea to plan ahead of time instead of getting stuck with a transit mess 30 years from now.

You’re jumping to conclusions. I took note of the point and am making light of it. That’s why I used the term ‘gratuitously.’

 

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6 hours ago, Binbin98 said:

https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/fodors-go-list-2019

This went under the radar in spite of the HUGE amazon announcement for Nashville but the 2019 Fodor’s List of places to go to features Nashville and has a nice piece written about it. I will say i am hoping to see more travel articles written about new nashville developments like Fifth and Broadway (with the NAAMM), the new Tennessee State Museum, and Nashville Yards etc... Nashville’s economy isn’t the only thing growing, tourism seems to be as well.

9th out of 52!  Sweet!

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