The Amp would have connected East Nashville and West End, via a bus-rapid transit system that sparked controversy and was ultimately scrapped. Prior to the decision to shutdown work on the Amp, WPLN asked the candidates where they would like to start work on transit.
Megan Barry talks of short-term fixes through technology and mentions light rail as one possible long term solution. “It’s not about being against one thing,” she says. “It’s about being for much more.”
Former school board chairman David Fox says he would assemble a community panel.
“I don’t want to prejudge what they’ll decide,” he says. “I think the opportunity here is to tap the sense of urgency that exists in Nashville."
The Candidates, Uncut (in alphabetical order):