FrankTalks to address Williamson, FSSD bus ridership

FrankTalks to address Williamson, FSSD bus ridership

In light of Williamson, Inc.’s Mobility Week, Franklin Tomorrow will kick off the week in conjunction with a conversation on school bus ridership and trends in student transportation.

FrankTalks is a monthly series presented by Vanderbilt University’s Office of Community, Neighborhood and Government Relations. Nissan is the presenting sponsor of Mobility Week from Sept. 12-16 with a different focus daily on practical ways to reduce traffic congestion on the roadways.

On Sept. 12, FrankTalks will feature a panel on school bus transportation, as well as innovations in school bus safety, technology tools for parents to better track their child and ways to improve walkability around bus stops.

Franklin Tomorrow will provide training and encourage those present to conduct walkability audits of their neighborhoods. That information would later go to Franklin Tomorrow for collection in a report to the City of Franklin.

FrankTalks will happen at Freedom Middle School, 750 New Highway 96 West, with a ribbon cutting and coffee social starting at 9 a.m.

Directional signs will point to parking at the adjacent Poplar Grove School and how to enter the building for the meeting.

The program will start at 9:30 a.m. and is free to the public. To RSVP for Sept. 12, visit the program’s EventBrite page. 

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