Music City Star gets two more years of funding

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - State and local authorities will provide Nashville's Music City Star with $1.2 million in funds, enabling it to squeak by for two more years, the Tennessean newspaper has reported. Without the emergency money, shutdown would have ensued.

The Nashville Regional Transportation Authority board approved a $5.9 million budget last week that funds the trains at $4.4 million. The $1.2 million came from a combination of the state department of transportation, the Nashville Metropolitan Planning Organization, and Metro government. That money was in addition to the agreed-upon standard funding from each.

A new management team has promised to slash expenses to make the train operate within its budget.

The Music City Star connects suburban Lebanon, Tenn., with downtown Nashville
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