From meters that take credit cards, to a smartphone app that finds parking spots, Metro Public Works lets the ideas fly.
Articles by: Bradley George
Ronnie Milsap says he’s wanted to be in the Country Music Hall of Fame as long as he can remember. Tuesday, he got his wish.
WPLN’s Bradley George talks winners and losers with Andrea Zelinski, reporter for the Nashville Post and Nashville Scene.
It took lawmakers just 11 days to pass Governor Bill Haslam’s updated budget. It includes no pay raises for teachers or state employees, as the Governor originally promised. Although they considered changes, lawmakers passed the budget as-is.
State lawmakers will have to make tough choices before they go home for the year. Governor Bill Haslam says the state budget is more than $100 million short right now, and it will be even more next year.
A bill to study the feasibility of a Monorail from Nashville to Murfreesboro appears to be dead for the year. Murfreesboro State Senator Bill Ketron floated the idea of a monorail along Interstate 24, citing growing traffic congestion between Nashville and Rutherford County.
A new study ranks the Nashville region among the worst in the nation for urban sprawl. The report uses Census data to create a “Sprawl Index” based on residential and employment density, the concentration of businesses in downtown areas, and the mixture of jobs, homes and services in neighborhoods.
A fight has been brewing in the state legislature over a mass transit project in Nashville. While it may seem like a local issue, it’s gotten the attention of mayors in Memphis, Chattanooga, and Knoxville. They say the legislation could change the game for transportation projects of their own.
Services that allow regular drivers to give rides to paying customers may soon need a permit to work at Nashville International Airport. The regulations would be similar to those already in place for traditional cabs.
A debate over charter schools dominated the legislature last year. The discussion has been quieter this session. But there’s two proposals afoot, which would have long-term ramifications
Lawmakers in Tennessee and other states have been fighting over the education standards known as Common Core. In the Tennessee House last week, the fight boiled over.
Governor Bill Haslam wants to open the door to school vouchers in Tennessee. He’s looking to crack it just a little bit, targeting money to low-income families in the lowest performing schools to help them pay private school tuition. But some Republicans in the legislature want to go further.
A group opposed to the bus rapid transit line known as the Amp is trying to promote a more positive message. The StopAMP organization is trying to make the point that they’re for expanding mass transit in Nashville
The Obama Administration says the Tennessee Valley Authority has a better handle on its financial situation. But they’re still floating the possibility of the putting the nation’s largest public utility in private hands.
Franklin-based Nissan North America says its sales were up more than 16 percent in February, compared to a year ago. But there was a sharp decrease in demand for some Nissan vehicles, including one of its trucks.
A kind of power struggle is playing out right now, among Governor Bill Haslam and Republican lawmakers. It’s a battle over boards. GOP lawmakers want to have their say on who sits on bodies like the State Textbook Commission and State Board of Education.
Governor Bill Haslam says he knows best when making appointments to boards and commissions in Tennessee. The legislature’s Republican majority is working on bills which would take away some of that power
More than a dozen states offer in-state tuition to undocumented students. Could Tennessee be next? A Republican lawmaker from Chattanooga is sponsoring legislation to do just that.
Five years ago, Tennessee lawmakers voted to allow guns in parks. But they also gave cities the power to opt out of the law. Now, they want to take that power back.
TVA says the steam generators at Watts Bar Unit 2 were installed decades ago, as the reactor sat unfinished. Agency officials insist it would be 8 to 10 years before the generators need to be swapped out, and it’s cheaper to buy them now rather than later.