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Sen. Ketron makes the case for monorail
Sen. Ketron makes the case for monorail

Weary of the long and frustrating drive to Nashville, state Sen. Bill Ketron is continuing a fight for high-speed rail, an expensive proposition at roughly $1.3 billion, yet one he believes could be taken on through public-private partnerships.

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Drag racing alleged in traffic-jamming crash
Drag racing alleged in traffic-jamming crash

The eastbound lanes of I-24 were completely closed Monday afternoon, so commuters coming back to and through Rutherford County from Nashville could tell this wasn't your ordinary weekday afternoon traffic jam. It wasn't road construction or a stalled vehicle on the shoulder.

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Haslam's fuel tax campaign continues across state
Haslam's fuel tax campaign continues across state

Gov. Bill Haslam is ratcheting up his campaign to raise or reform fuel taxes in Tennessee in an effort to fund $6.1 billion in backlogged road projects and another $5.3 billion in new projects.

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The future of mass transit in Middle Tennessee
The future of mass transit in Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee has limited choices for mass transit: light rail on existing train tracks or a monorail system.

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OPINION: We all have a stake in middle Tennessee's future transportation plans
OPINION: We all have a stake in middle Tennessee's future transportation plans

Between 2010 and 2040, Rutherford County's population is projected to increase by 135 percent from 251,000 to 592,000 residents, second only to Williamson County.

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City construction projects through Nov. 7
City construction projects through Nov. 7

Road closings and construction work for the week.

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Traffic alert: city construction projects through Oct. 10
Traffic alert: city construction projects through Oct. 10

The projects and road closures that affect your commute.

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Haslam 'determined' to improve roads, bridges
Haslam 'determined' to improve roads, bridges

Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday he's determined to leave the state's transportation fund and Tennessee's roads and bridges in better shape than he found them.

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Tracy talks transportation
Tracy talks transportation

State Sen. Jim Tracy is set for a transportation road show to discuss Tennessee's road and bridge needs amid a $6.1 billion backlog of projects.

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County's state highways 'need $259 mil'
County's state highways 'need $259 mil'

Rutherford County faces a $259 million problem with a lack of funding for highway construction, but the problem isn't with the county budget.

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Gov. Haslam discusses deteriorating drives
Gov. Haslam discusses deteriorating drives

With $6.1 billion in unfunded transportation projects statewide, Gov. Bill Haslam told local leaders today Tennessee needs a new method for raising revenue, though he stopped short of proposing a gas-tax increase.

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Haslam's fuel tax would fund Rutherford road projects
Haslam's fuel tax would fund Rutherford road projects

With Gov. Bill Haslam traversing the state on a tour to gauge support for a fuel-tax increase, the Transportation Coalition of Tennessee is highlighting 400 unfunded road and highway projects at a cost of $8 billion, including eight in Rutherford County with a $259 million price tag.

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Governor's transportation tour bound for Murfreesboro
Governor's transportation tour bound for Murfreesboro

Gov. Bill Haslam will bring his transportation tour to Murfreesboro this fall to discuss Tennessee's infrastructure needs and presumably gauge support for a gas-tax increase.

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Tracy to hold transportation funding hearings
Tracy to hold transportation funding hearings

NASHVILLE - State Sen. Jim Tracy is set to hold transportation funding hearings across Tennessee this summer and fall to clear the path for legislation designed to bolster the state's road system.

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WOODY: Rare blind spider weaves costly web
WOODY: Rare blind spider weaves costly web

A rare spider has been discovered living in the path of a San Antonio highway construction site, causing a shutdown of the $15 million project while officials figure out how to proceed.

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Epps Mill Road reduced to one lane this weekend
Epps Mill Road reduced to one lane this weekend

Crews will close one lane on Interstate 24 eastbound near Murfreesboro this weekend in order to begin repairing the Epps Mill Road Bridge.

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Rover to offer free rides Friday

Rover will offer the public free bus fares and refreshments Friday, July 19, at the service’s transfer center on the northeast corner of Walnut and Burton streets in Murfreesboro.

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Leaders tout benefits of bridge over Broad Street
Leaders tout benefits of bridge over Broad Street

Local politicians and officials from the Tennessee Department of Transportation gathered Wednesday to officially announce plans to build a bridge over Broad Street.

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Speed limit increased on Waldron Road
Speed limit increased on Waldron Road
The speed limit was changed to 45 mph between Industrial Boulevard and Murfreesboro Road.
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Tennessee joins suit against Toyota
Tennessee has joined 29 other states in announcing a $29 million agreement with Toyota Motor Corporation over allegations it concealed safety issues related to unintended acceleration.
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Pedestrian dies following Murfreesboro crash
Pedestrian dies following Murfreesboro crash
An MTSU student who was struck by a car Tuesday night on North Rutherford Boulevard has died as a result of his injuries sustained in the crash, according to Murfreesboro police.
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Murfreesboro police investigating serious crash
Murfreesboro police investigating serious crash
One person was critically injured Tuesday night in a crash that occurred on North Rutherford Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
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New traffic campaign meant to save lives
Drivers who violate safety laws can expect to be stopped by extra-duty Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office deputies during the “More Cops, More Stops” campaign that began Friday and runs through Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3.
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Rutherford County delegation stays busy during recess
Rutherford County delegation stays busy during recess
During the Tennessee General Assembly’s two-week recess, some of Rutherford County’s legislative members have been busy filing bills.
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Drivers can now use kiosks to renew licenses
Rutherford County has two new locations for self-service driver license kiosks.
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Tracy to remain head of Transportation and Safety Committee
State Sen. Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) has been reappointed chairman of the Senate’s Transportation and Safety Committee.
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Transit Authority expands services to Nashville
The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority board of directors is operating two new bus routes and a number of other service improvements as part of its fall system changes.
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Rover route changes go into effect in January
Rover Public Transit System will add service west of Interstate 24 and southeast of downtown Murfreesboro, Assistant Transportation Director Nellie Patton recently announced.
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City Council approves new buses
The Murfreesboro City Council approved replacing Rover buses and radios for the Police Department at its regular Thursday meeting.
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Road near La Vergne subdivision to close for repairs
A section of Holland Ridge Drive will be closed beginning Monday, Dec. 17, so that crews with the La Vergne Public Works Department can repair a broken stormwater culvert.
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Infrastructure paves road for electric cars
Infrastructure paves road for electric cars
Companies invest in charging stations
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Council approves more fuel-efficient cars for police
Council approves more fuel-efficient cars for police
Thursday's meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council included a proposal to purchase 25 new Ford Police Interceptor for the Murfreesboro Police Department.
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Bridge over troubled Broad Street
Bridge over troubled Broad Street
TDOT to overhaul congested Murfreesboro road
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La Vergne to pave bumpy roads
One of the main roads leading into Lake Forest subdivision, home to more than 3,000 families, is scheduled for paving during the week of Oct. 29.
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 City Council denies airport expansion
City Council denies airport expansion
The council also deferred a proposal to award a contract for designing improvements to Bradyville Pike.
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Transportation Department to begin road projects Monday

Officials with the Murfreesboro Transportation Department will be working on several road projects beginning Monday, Aug. 27, within the city limits.

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Preparations begin for Jefferson Pike expansion
Preparations begin for Jefferson Pike expansion
Plans are underway to improve safety along a major roadway in Smyrna where hazardous driving conditions have contributed to a multitude of accidents.
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Three Rutherford County agencies receive safety grants
Tennessee Sen. Jim Tracy (R-Murfreesboro) said that he has been informed that seven agencies in District 16, which he represents, will receive Highway Safety Grants.
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Carr: County receives $359.6 million in state funds
State Rep. Joe Carr announced that during the current fiscal year, approximately $359.6 million in appropriated expenditures will find its way into Rutherford County through various agencies and programs.
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Major building, road projects ready to go online
Several ongoing building and road projects are nearing completion that will have huge impact on Murfreesboro and Rutherford County.
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$75 fillup has motorists thinking
Cutting trips, staying home two alternatives for residents
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MTSU programs get $1.8M in federal funding
U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander have secured $1.8 million in federal funding to help Middle Tennessee State University enhance its science, aviation and health programs, and establish a transportation hub at the campus.
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