Public-Private Partnerships (P3s)

James K. Polk Building, Suite 700
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN  37243
Phone:  615.687.7277

Bryan Ledford

Bryan Ledford
Executive Director

The Executive Director of Public-Private Partnerships (P3) leads TDOT’s efforts to partner with the private sector to design, build, finance, operate and maintain Choice Lane projects in Tennessee. The Transportation Modernization Act (TMA) gave TDOT the authority to enter into P3s as a delivery method to address congestion and improve travel time reliability in urban areas. Choice Lanes are new, additional lanes that use pricing to proactively manage demand. Choice Lanes typically operate at around 55 mph during rush hours when traditional lanes are barely moving or even at a standstill during peak periods. Tennessee’s first Choice Lane project is proposed along the I-24 corridor between Nashville and Murfreesboro.