Data from the INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard shows that Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville and Chattanooga – and their residents – lose millions of dollars annually due to traffic congestion.


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ThinkTennessee examined who benefits from public transit and how a proposed Nashville plan would have impacted transit and traffic.

Who Needs Transit? (2018)

An analysis of U.S. Census data and quality-of-life information reveals two important conclusions: (1) High rates of potentially transit-dependent residents are interspersed throughout Nashville; and (2) Improved transit access benefits these residents in a wide variety of ways.

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The Convenience Index (2018)

Conducted in partnership with Cambridge Systematics, The Convenience Index examines the impact of Nashville’s proposed transit plan, Let’s Move Nashville, on commuting options, neighborhood access and travel times.

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One in four rural Tennessee families live in areas without access to broadband. Even where broadband is available, a quarter of all households and nearly half of the poorest Tennesseans do not have a broadband subscription.

Developed in partnership with the Center for Rural Strategies, our policy brief addresses Tennessee’s challenges in increasing broadband internet access and affordability, particularly for rural and low-income families. The brief also highlights solutions other states have implemented to improve broadband deployment and affordability, providing a menu of options for how our state government can play a role in further incentivizing broadband build-out by providers and alleviating affordability barriers for customers, while also meeting the diverse needs of our under-served communities. (2018)

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State of our State Broadband - Think Tennessee