Tennessee lawmakers aren’t quite ready to give up on the idea of a monorail linking Murfreesboro and Nashville, after all.
Nearly two weeks after abandoning the idea, the House Finance Subcommittee voted Tuesday to go forward with a study of a 30-mile monorail along Interstate 24. State Rep. Mike Sparks, R-Smyrna, asked the committee to reconsider the idea laid out in House Bill 2340 at the behest of state Sen. Bill Ketron, its primary sponsor.
Ketron argues that state and federal officials should consider a monorail to relieve congestion in rapidly growing Rutherford County. The state Department of Transportation is required to report its findings to state lawmakers in February.