A short trip through the history of traffic in Williamson County

September 15, 2016 Franklin Home Page by Corey Little Dial-up modems were the dirt roads of the Internet. Only with the advent of broadband, cable and high-speed connections — the interstates of the Internet — did the online community of today grow to what it is now. Likewise, the shift from dirt roads and turnpikes…

TMA looking to reduce traffic with 20 new commuter vans

September 15, 2016 Franklin Home Page by Emily West   The TMA Group announced Thursday its commitment to purchase 20 VanStar commuter vans within Williamson County during the next year. Board member Glen McGehee told the news to a room full at Williamson, Inc.’s second Transportation Summit during the WillCoMoves week. “The TMA Group along with…

Chicago investors buy Brentwood-area apartment complex

September 12, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Eric Snyder The Arbors of Brentwood apartment complex has been sold for $45.25 million. The Tennessean reports that the buyer was Chicago-based Redwood Capital Group, marking its first local investment. The seller was Virginia-based Harbor Group International. With 346 units, the deal represents a purchase price of $130,780…

Franklin auto technology company to expand

September 12, 2016 Nashville Post Franklin-based auto technology company AeroWall Dynamics announced today it is renovating a 15,000-square-foot office and lab space in Cool Springs in a move that will create 36 jobs. The company, which produces an attachment that is placed between the cab and trailer of tractor-trailers, is investing $508,000 in the effort,…

Mobility Week kicks off with new ride-sharing pilot program

September 12, 2016 Brentwood Home Page by Emily West In efforts to keep cars in the driveway, both the Franklin Special School District and the Franklin Transit Authority will work together on a new carpooling program this fall. Right now, nearly 24,000 kids between Williamson County and the Franklin Special School District ride the bus each…

What happens when Williamson is overcapacity in its schools

September 12, 2016 Brentwood Home Page by Emily West With Williamson County Schools increasing more by 1,836 students this year, several of the districts’ schools sit at more than 100 percent overcapacity. Williamson has 38,240 students enrolled in the district, equaling to 126 more than projected. In the next five years, Superintendent Mike Looney has emphasized…

County Commission approves $50 million for new schools

September 12, 2016 Brentwood Home Page by Zack Harmuth The Williamson County Commission unanimously passed two resolutions Monday night that approve more than $50 million for land and construction on two new schools. The first resolution asked the county to approve up to $15 million for the “design, development and land purchase” of a K-8…

Food trucks roll into Cool Springs, downtown Franklin

September 12, 2016 Brentwood Home Page by Corey Little Food trucks and restaurants in Cool Springs and Downtown Franklin will be ready for business on Tuesday as Williamson, Inc. partners with Harpeth True Value Hardware and several area businesses to host Food Truck & Rideshare Day’s kickoff celebration. Harpeth True Value will be providing free…

New investment spurs burst of jobs at Franklin startup

September 12, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Adam Sichko A startup in Franklin plans to hire 36 employees as part of a half-million-dollar investment in a new facility, the company announced Monday. If all those jobs materialize, it would be a six-fold increase from the current headcount at AeroWall Dynamics. Twenty of those new jobs…