State of Transportation report
The State of Transportation Report gives an overview of the region’s network of road, transit, biking, and pedestrian options. It considers factors that drive the needs for investment like population growth, demand for housing, new employment centers, and shifting trends in travel choices.
Legislation requires the TPO to conduct performance-based planning. The TPO, in cooperation with the Tennessee Department of Transportation, is required to establish performance targets and report on the progress made toward achieving each of these targets for several performance measures.
Bicycle and pedestrian crash analysis
In order to help improve the safety of people walking and bicycling in our region, the TPO maintains data about traffic crashes involving pedestrians and bicyclists.
The Clean Air Act requires the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for six “Criteria Pollutants” – Particulate Matter, Ozone, Nitrogen Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide, Sulfur Dioxide, and Lead in order to protect human health and the environment from unsafe levels of these pollutants.
Travel Demand Model
To project future conditions of the roadway system, the TPO uses a computer-modeling tool known as a travel demand forecasting model.