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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Apr 17, 2014

Tennessee lawmakers approved a compromise bill today that will allow the Amp to proceed as currently designed, although they aren’t ceding oversight of the planned $174 million bus rapid-transit project entirely. The Nashville Business Journal reports that under the compromise projects using a dedicated lane of traffic on a state highway would need the approval of a local legislative body and the commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Bus rapid-transit projects that are state funded would be approved by the General Assembly in annual appropriations to TDOT, while projects that don't involve state funding will require individual approval by the General Assembly in the form of a joint resolution.