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37Koch Brothers are killing rapid bus transit in Tennessee

Last week, the Tennessee Senate voted 27-4 against the very idea of Rapid Bus Transit in the state. The vote, which is oddly specific about its target – the Amp bus rapid transit (BRT) project in Nashville – was supported by the wealthy Koch brothers, Charles and David, and their group Americans for Prosperity. WIRED calls the ban "mind-boggling" and we have to agree.

17Nashville considering Monorail along I-24 to ease traffic congestion

Fans of The Simpsons will remember a long-ago episode (from 1993, to be exact) where an out-of-town huckster tries to sell the citizens of Springfield on the idea of forking over their money to build a monorail. And there was a bunch of singing involved. Now, Music City could start singing the same tune, according to Wired.

7Nissan Leaf sales ready to expand beyond early adopter markets in US

One of the treasures of ZZ Top's excellent 1979 album Degüello is the rather funky track I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide. We can imagine that song blasting from the six-speaker sound system in Nissan Leaf all over the US now that Nissan is getting ready to get serious nationwide. The world's most popular EV, initially marketed and popular mostly on the West Coast, has gained substantial momentum within the flyover states. This helped the sales rate through the first seven months of the year more th

7Infiniti QX-powered boat continues construction

Over the summer, we posted on a project being undertaken by students at the Tennessee Technical Center-Nashville and Nashville State Community College: prepare a 400-horsepower, 5.6-liter V8 from an Infiniti QX56 for seafaring duty in a 20-foot Chris-Craft.

5Nissan, Chrysler announce partnerships with NHL hockey teams

It's getting colder. The sun is setting earlier. You know what that means, folks – that's right, it's hockey season. And just as fans are gearing up for fast-pace action at arenas across the United States and Canada, so are automakers as two such companies have announced deals with National Hockey League teams in the cities near their headquarters.

56Pastor's invocation at NASCAR race has 'em rollin' in the aisles

Make no mistake about it, ladies and gents: The South is NASCAR country. It just also happens to run clean through the Bible Belt. And if we had a nickel for every time we saw racin' and Jesus crossing paths, well... we'd have ourselves a whole bunch of nickels!

116Video: Kids arrested for using SUV to waterski on Tennessee floodwaters

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AddGas panic rumor prompts Nashville to run out of gas

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8Nissan breaks ground in Tennessee

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn picked a busy time to move his company to suburban Nashville, what with a huge new lineup of vehicles, quality problems that need mending and 57-percent of his workforce sticking around California and all. But as Ghosn mentioned, there's really never a good time for a move, is there?

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