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Citizens Advisory Committee working on changes for Amp project

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The Citizens Advisory Committee that is working to iron out the kinks in the Amp project is halfway through its summer of meetings, and it looks like they're making some progress.

Back in January, there was a huge backlash against the rapid bus transit line.

Critics found fault with dedicated lanes and even the stretch of road being used, which is why the advisory committee was formed.

Four months in, the group has managed to guide engineers through several changes, including one affecting the right of way at a brand new apartment complex being built in East Nashville.

"It's a huge transit project, and it evolves by the day. We welcome input on it. Probably won't be able to make everybody happy, but we want to hear what folks have got to say and we'll do our best to accommodate any issue that comes up," said Amp spokeswoman Holly McCall.

Early on, the advisory committee was also able to convince the mayor to do away with about half the dedicated center lanes that would have been used by the Amp.

Officials say it may be another two years before any traffic flow changes are made.

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