Weekly Obsession: Want a better Metro? Cut the size of the council

Only two cities in the country have larger councils — New York and Chicago More

Davis: BRT would help low-income residents in East Nashville

Between affluent west neighborhoods and trendy eastern endpoint are public housing residents BRT would aid More

'City Paper' Interview: Dean on transit

Mayor, advisers sit down for discussion of bus rapid transit, what he calls city’s top priority after education More

Council approves $1.8B budget, $200K fairgrounds subsidy

Public hearing on spending plan dominated by supporters and opponents of $175M BRT 'Amp' project More

In State of Metro, Dean celebrates MCC, acknowledges work ahead

Mayor reiterates his support for charter schools and 'school choice' and delivers pitch for The Amp More

Cooper says federal funding of BRT doubtful; new opposition forms

Dean, Washington lobbyist still optimistic FTA will fund project More

Dean, transit officials give update on East-West connector, defend West End route

The Amp — the proposed name of the project — is expected to cost about $174M in federal, state and local funds More
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