Jeff Carr talks about Transit vote fail in Nashville

The Tennessean

Public transportation is vital for low-income and minority communities, who are more likely to be essential workers.

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  • Ashley Northington is the vice chair of Moving Forward and is the agency director at DENOR Brands + Public Relations.

Metro Nashville is facing unprecedented challenges, grappling with the aftermath of devastating tornadoes, a local response to a global pandemic and fiscal woes that essentially forced one of the largest property tax increases in recent history.  

The national and local economies are reeling from a significant economic retraction because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nationally, the unemployment rate reached a staggering 14.7% in April, with 20.5 million jobs lost that same month. In Nashville, the hospitality, entertainment and tourism industries have been notably ravaged, leaving scores of workers without