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Koch Brothers Quietly Seek To Ban New Mass Transit In Tennessee

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Koch Brothers Quietly Seek To Ban New Mass Transit In Tennessee

April 1, 2014

Think Progress

https://thinkprogress.org/koch-brothers-quietly-seek-to-ban-
new-mass-transit-in-tennessee-830a2284428c#.5h1motw14

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The Tennessee Senate passed a bill last week that, if approved, would broadly ban mass transit projects in the region, an anti-transit effort thats gotten some help in the state from Charles and David Koch.
On Thursday, the Tennessee Senate passed SB 2243, which includes an amendment that prohibits metropolitan governments and any transit authorities created by a metropolitan government from constructing, maintaining or operating any bus rapid transit system using a separate lane, or other separate right-of-way, dedicated solely to the use of such bus rapid transit system on any state highway or state highway. The amendment is aimed at Nashvilles proposed $174 million rapid bus system called the Amp, but would apply to any mass transit system proposed in Nashville.

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The Amp, a proposed 7.1-mile bus rapid transit system that would cut commute times along one of Nashvilles major corridors, has been staunchly opposed by the Tennessee branch of Americans for Prosperity, a lobbying organization founded in part by the Koch brothers. AFPs Tennessee director told the Tennessean that SB 2243 was the result of a conversation hed had with the bills sponsor, Sen. Jim Tracy. In addition, AFP pushed the Senate to vote on the bill??efforts that led to StopAmp.org, one of the lead groups opposing the Amp, thanking AFP in a press release after SB 2243 passed the Senate. The transit systems opponents say it would create traffic problems and safety issues due to its middle-lane location, a claim that a spokesman for the Amp Coalition disputes.

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The Senate basically took a local project that has been in development for five years and voted an amendment to kill it, Schatzlein said. The project is the first leg of a regional transit system, so this vote impacts all of Middle Tennessee.

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