Good morning, Nashville. The city’s Metro Transit Authority has finally worked out at least one way to drag our bus system into the 21st century. The MTA is partnering with a firm that will be hooking us up with fancy signs, a web portal, and even some smartphone apps capable of providing real-time bus information and schedule updates based on the GPS trackers on each bus. The whole installation process should be finished by early next year.
- Next Generation 911. Speaking of dragging things into the 21st century, a bill currently moving through the state legislature would upgrade Tennessee’s emergency response system to allow folks to text 911 in addition to calling in the event of an emergency.
- Crime rate falls. Nashville’s per capita crime rate dropped nearly 11 percent between 2008 to 2009, giving us our lowest crime rate in 31 years. Violent crimes dropped 15.5 percent.
- Wanna get away? Vanderbilt accidentally sent out 56 acceptance letters to students who weren’t actually going to be accepted. We can only imagine how that apology went over.
- Bits & pieces. It is really freakin’ cold outside, you guys … For all the hunting and fishing enthusiasts among us, licenses go on sale today … Three companies have expressed interest in operating the Tennessee State Fair this year since the city isn’t doing it … Another day, another NES-imposter scam … A Tent City tent caught on fire last night.
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