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In connection with Clean Air Month, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), and Tennessee Clean Fuels will host the Sustainable Transportation Awards and Forum on May 23-24, 2017 at the Downtown Nashville Public Library. The forum, entitled “Navigating Toward a Livable Tennessee,” will highlight transportation planning activities in Tennessee and beyond and the pursuit of place-based policies and investments for improved transportation options in our communities.
2016 STA Photo Collage

As part of the event, the “Sustainable Transportation Awards” recognize outstanding initiatives to improve the efficiency, accessibility, affordability, and sustainability of transportation systems in the State, consistent with ongoing efforts to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans, provide for a strong economy, and protect our State’s natural resources.

The forum will also feature a trifecta of events related to alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies:

  • A recognition ceremony for a new class of certified Tennessee Green Fleets as part of the Tennessee Green Fleets Certification Program;
  • An AFV Showcase that is expected to top 20 vehicles that will highlight a wide variety of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies; and
  • An evening Networking Reception that will follow the AFV Showcase and be held in the well-placed Bridge Building that sits along the Cumberland River and which offers a beautiful view of downtown Nashville.

In Tennessee Clean Fuels’ TGF Certification Program, any Tennessee-based fleet can apply for its efforts toward reducing petroleum consumption, increasing the use of alternative fuels or advanced vehicle technologies, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Click here to register for STA. You can also visit TDEC’s page on their website for more information about the Sustainable Transportation Awards opportunity!

2016 STA Photo Collage



The below photos show directions to the parking area for the “AFV Showcase & Networking Reception” that will be held during the early evening on May 23. The parking lot is “Lot R” in Nissan Stadium, and we are on the north side of the pedestrian bridge. The 4th map also shows where parking will be available for those who are attending the event and need to park nearby.

For those wanting to ride one of Metro’s Proterra all-electric city buses, here is a map of the “Music City Circuit” routes around downtown, and here is link to pickup times for both the Blue and Green Circuits (northbound and southbound). The Blue Circuit will get you closest to the start point for walking across the (John Seigenthaler) Pedestrian Bridge.