Commuting to work is not only one of the most frustrating times of the day for most people here in Nashville, but it is also becoming one of the worst times to be on the roads. Though many are aware of the increase in traffic and other transit related issues, including the struggles of bringing mass transit to the Middle Tennessee area, you may not realize just how high those numbers are. Here are 5 mind boggling facts thrown out by presenters at the Power of Ten Conference, an event in which leaders from the 10 central counties of Middle Tennessee gathered to brainstorm solutions to the top issues we’re facing due to growth.
1. 50% of Middle Tennessee Workforce Crosses County Lines DAILY
As many surely know, many people commute to their jobs. While some are lucky enough to stay inside their county lines, half of Middle Tennesseans have to cross county lines to get to work. According to the Nashville Area Chamber, Davidson, Williamson, and Rutherford Counties continue to attract some of the biggest companies as potential sites for their headquarters or corporate operations including Dollar General, Caterpillar, Asurion, Nissan, Emdeon, State Farm, and Verizon. Some of the biggest employers are Amazon, Ingram, Nissan, and many of the temp places that hire for these companies. This means that a lot of people are commuting into Williamson and Rutherford counties every day.
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