ThinkTN in the News: Traffic costs Tennessee cities more than $1.7 billion annually

GCA NEWS (February 28, 2018) — Traffic congestion in Tennessee’s four largest cities ranks in the worst half of the nation and costs Tennesseans more than $1.7 billion annually, according to a new report compiled by nonpartisan think tank ThinkTennessee. Using the latest data from the INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard, ThinkTennessee found that Nashville drivers spend nearly a full work …

2018 Traffic Costs Tennessee Cities

Traffic congestion in Tennessee’s four largest cities ranks in the worst half of the nation and costs Tennesseans more than $1.7 billion annually, according to a new report compiled by nonpartisan think tank ThinkTennessee. Using the latest data from the INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard, ThinkTennessee found that Nashville drivers spend nearly a full work week (33 hours) sitting in traffic and …

ThinkTennessee Poll Reveals Voters Eager For Action on Election Security

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 6, 2018) – A new survey of likely Tennessee voters reveals concerns about the security and modernity of Tennessee’s elections and a desire among members of both parties to see state policymakers doing more to improve the system. Results from the poll were released today by the nonpartisan think tank ThinkTennessee, which commissioned the statewide survey of …

ThinkTN Report Finds Significant Number of Transit-Dependent Nashvillians

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 17, 2018) — Every neighborhood in Nashville is home to residents who could benefit from increased transportation options, including senior citizens, single parents, residents with a disability and those without vehicle access, according to a new report from nonpartisan think tank ThinkTennessee. “Some Nashvillians, from seniors to those with a disability, to those who can’t afford a …

ThinkTennessee Announces Two New Memphis Board Members, Statewide Representation

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Jan. 12, 2018) – ThinkTennessee, a nonpartisan think tank that promotes forward-looking public policy, is pleased to announce the addition of two new Memphis-based members to its high-profile board of directors. One new representative is Edward L. Stanton III of Memphis. Stanton is a partner with the law firm of Butler Snow. His practice areas include commercial litigation …

We’re co-sponsoring a gubernatorial forum!

NASHVILLE (Oct. 23, 2017) – ThinkTennessee will co-sponsor a forum with announced candidates for governor of Tennessee on February 1, 2018, the one-year anniversary of the organization’s launch. The forum will take place at the Nashville Public Library, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., as part of the Tennessee Press Association’s Winter Convention. “Whether through our research, community engagement or …

ThinkTN in the news: Celebrating the launch of online voter registration in Tennessee

HERALD CHRONICLE (Sept. 1, 2017) — ThinkTennessee is celebrating the launch of online voter registration in Tennessee. The new system allows eligible Tennesseans to register to vote online and is an important first step toward securing and modernizing the state’s elections. Read more here. KNOXVILLE FOCUS (Sept. 2, 2017) –Nonpartisan think tank supports steps to help modernize, secure state’s election …

Rural Tennesseans are Older than Urban Tennesseans, but Frequently Just as Diverse

Aug. 2, 2017 – An analysis of recently released U. S. Census data by nonpartisan think tank ThinkTennessee reveals significant differences, and surprising similarities, among urban and rural Tennesseans. The major findings of the analysis of 2016 demographic information about Tennessee counties include the following: Tennessee is more “gray” than the nation overall, but the proportion of seniors is especially …