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.
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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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)