Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Transit Now Nashville

  • Nashville, TN
  • www.transitnownashville.org

Mission Statement

Engage the Nashville community to promote a vibrant transit system.

Main Programs

  1. Transit Camp
  2. 30 Days of Transit

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Service Areas

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Tennessee

We serve the area of Metro Nashville, Davidson County and some of the surrounding areas that are impacted by regional transportation.

ruling year

2010

Principal Officer

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Mason C Worthington

Keywords

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DAVIDSON, Nashville, Transit, Transportation, Advocacy, Community-Development, Public Transportation, Transit Now Nashville, light rail, bus rapid transit, high speed rail, bus, community improvement, planning

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EIN

26-4565252

 Number

8573512400

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Our top three goals are to: Make the financial case for providing mass transit in NashvilleProvide resources for decision makers & ridersRaise awareness about mass transit issues Along the lines of our goals we have been able to accomplish the following objectives: Partnering with Mayor's Neighborhood Challenge (2013-Present)Led canvassing and grassroots advocacy efforts for the Amp Project (2011-Present) Partnering with Nashville MTA on Mobile App project - was awarded $56,000 from the Nashville MPO (2012)Held four Transit Camps at Lipscomb Univ., Belmont Univ. and Watkins College (2012)Completed Pilot Transit Camp Training Program with Metro Dept. of Health employees (2012)Facilitated stakeholder meetings & held charrette for Nashville's downtown circulator (2010)Hosted "Beyond the Motor City" and its director Aaron Wolfe (2010)Held four Transit Week Celebrations to date (2010-Present)Received three grants from the American Public Transportation Association for outreach and public education programs (2009-Present)Held a booth at past two Live on the Green Concert series for public education (45,000 fans/year) (2010-2012) In 2012, with the help of another APTA grant, we launched Transit Camps where we worked with area institutions of higher learning to educate incoming students about how to use public transportation. We are also planning on launching our Transit Mobile App for iPhone and Android users to improve rider safety and public transportation reliability while increasing ridership.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Transit Camp

Transit Camp is a scalable, modular and user-specific public education program developed with support from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) to educate the public, increase local ridership, and build an increased public transportation advocacy foundation at the local and regional levels. This program was created after two years of public education experience and planning sessions with our Advisory Board in January 2011. Pilot Period (Jan-June 2012): Transit Now Nashville partnered with the Metro Nashville Public Health Department to develop a pilot project for an educational program focused on incorporating public transportation use as a component of the workplace and living a healthy lifestyle. TNN will kicked off the pilot project in a brainstorming session with the Health Department leaders to develop a core curriculum and selected program participants. A course syllabus was designed for the students to build a habit of using transit, gain first-hand experience, and develop a fascination with public transit. Understanding and using the current transit system in NashvilleHow transit works in other citiesHow transit can change and impact health and way of life: walking, fitness, relaxation time, entertainment, etc.Transit fundingBallot and referendum issue in Middle TennesseeCurrent state of transit planning in our region The goal of this program is to increase the participation in the MTA Easy Ride program associated with this pilot program. Transit Camp Launch: From the lessons learned in this pilot project, TNN captured the core curriculum and developed two educational programs, one offered to other businesses that engage in MTA's Outcome goals/Performance Measurement: The goal of this program is to increase the participation in the Easy Ride program associated with this program. The second, was designed for college students.

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Population(s) Served

Budget

$25,000.00

Program 2

30 Days of Transit

Every year since 2009, TNN has been hosting seven days of events that culminate with Nashville's Earth Day festival in mid April incorporating public transportation into the events in order to raise local attention of the benefits of public transportation. We have hosted film makers, hosted a pub crawl with downtown buses, designed charrettes where the public has a stake in designing future transit projects, and othered public outreach initiatives. Outcome goals/Performance Measurement: The goal of Transit Week is to increase ridership and raise awareness of the benefits of transit. Every year, the Board strives to increase the prominence of the events with a formal proclamation from the Mayor's Office recognizing the benefit of Transit Week to the City of Nashville, increasing newspaper articles and mentions in various media outlets, and inviting distinguished transit leaders to present a topic of interest. TNN will monitor the increase in our social networking sites and track the number of unique page views of our website.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$10,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Tennessee

We serve the area of Metro Nashville, Davidson County and some of the surrounding areas that are impacted by regional transportation.

Additional Documents

Funding Needs

Spread awareness of mobile transit app.Foster engagement and participation in nMotion plan objectives,

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Transit Now Nashville

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Principal Officer

Mason C Worthington

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President Mason Worthington

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Term: Aug 2015 - July 2017

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