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Multimodal Transportation Resources Division

James K. Polk Building, Suite 1200
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615.253.1051


8/12/19 Carlson_Suzanne_Director TDOT Multimodal Transportation_Official Portrait

Suzanne Carlson

The Division of Multimodal Transportation Resources includes Public Transportation, Rail and Waterways, Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs, Rail Inspection and Safety, and the Section 130 Rail-Highway Grade Crossing Program. The Division administers state and federal grant programs for public transportation. For rail and water transportation, the Division is responsible for inspecting railroads and rail crossings for safety and providing safety upgrades at key highway-rail crossings. The Division's Bicycle and Pedestrian Program provides coordination with TDOT resurfacing projects, awards the Multimodal Access Grants to local communities and serves as a liaison between TDOT and bicycle and pedestrian stakeholders.


TDOT Multimodal Project Scoping Manual

Transportation has a considerable influence on the quality of life in communities. On TDOT projects, early coordination with local governments in the phases of project development is needed to ensure a project’s success. Excellent transportation is critical for the public’s mobility, safety, economy, and health. The purpose of the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Multimodal Project Scoping Manual is to provide designers, planners, and decision-makers with guidance for incorporating multimodal elements into transportation projects. The intended audience are those involved with state or federally funded projects in Tennessee.

LINK HERE to the attached document

Tennessee Transit: Today and Tomorrow

In 2016, TDOT Multimodal Transportation Resources Division conducted a statewide assessment of public transit service and needs. The results of the assessment, which include insight into current and future public transportation needs in the State of Tennessee, provide decision makers with critical information to understand future transit needs and to develop policies on how best to provide public transportation funding in the future.

A summary of the assessment is available in a four-page report titled Tennessee Transit: Today and Tomorrow. Click the link to view or download the report in Adobe PDF format.