My own reasons for hoping the AMP is funded are selfish.
It will benefit me personally, since I live two blocks off West End and will use is.
It will benefit the West End corridor, improving the restaurant and retail offerings along the corridor, and making it easier for people to get to work at the major employers, such as Vanderbilt or St. Thomas, or one of the office towers downtown.
It will increase the density of people along the corridor without increasing the density of car traffic, since most of the new arrivals will take the AMP.
It will also benefit Nashville in serving the tourist industry (all those visitors can go visit the Parthenon or a Vandy football game, or Five Points restaurants without clogging the road with their car or a taxi).
And it will benefit Nashville more generally as the AMP becomes the starting point for a greatly improved transportation system, and "yes" changes the culture of Nashville away from a "car is the only means of transportation" culture.
Finally it will help the environment as people get out of their polluting cars and onto the bus where their marginal contribution to pollution goes practically to zilch.
My reasons are all selfish, because the big benefits to Nashville from the AMP will also benefit me and everyone I know in Nashville, wherever they live.
I have been holding off either donating or subscribing until these negotiations are complete. What this article suggests is not good news.
The SouthComm Set
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