Lawsuit Possible Against New Rapid Bus Project

Rep. Brenda Gilmore, D-Nashville, said a lawsuit against Nashville could be in store if Metro officials do not alter a proposed bus rapid transit project so that it steers toward North Nashville, the Tennessean reports. According to Gilmore, the low-income, predominantly African-American area has been neglected historically and any lawsuit would have an “economic disparity” focus. The proposal for the East-West Connector from 5Points in East Nashville to White Bridge Road by way of Broadway and the affluent West End Avenue neighborhoods does not include any stops near North Nashville, where Gilmore claims 40 percent of people depend on the bus.