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The Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) is the largest transit agency in Tennesseemarker. MATA operates 39 bus routes, paratransit service for persons with disabilities (MATAplus), trolley service on three routes, and special event shuttles for Memphis Grizzlies basketball games and University of Memphismarker Tigers basketball games at the FedEx Forummarker.

System background

The system was formed in 1975 to service the greater Memphismarker and Shelby Countymarker Tennessee area and nearby West Memphis, Arkansasmarker. MATA is run by a general manager and an eight member board of commissioners, appointed by the Mayor of Memphis and approved by the Memphis City Council. The system has been operated by First Transit (initially Ryder Transit) since its inception.

The transit agency operates 244 buses, mostly Neoplan USA articulateds, Gillig Advantage low-floors, NovaBus LFS low floors and RTS 40 foot (12.2 m) buses on 42 routes. In September 2007, it added 4 hybrid Diesel/Electric 30ft buses from Gillig to its lineup, a first for the system.

In August 2008 MATA introduced three new express routes from the Whitehavenmarker, southeast and northeast areas into the central city. In September 2007, MATA offered free transportation on fixed route bus service, trolley and MATAplus service for persons from Louisiana and Southern Mississippi areas affected by Hurricane Gustav.

They also operate a trolley system, the Main Street Trolley Line, that consists of classic streetcars running on three routes: one serving the riverfront, another serving Main Street in the heart of downtown Memphis and another serving Madison Avenue. The Madison Avenue line is an extension that opened in 2003, and is planned as the initial stage of a light rail system that would connect downtown Memphis with Memphis International Airportmarker as well as a plan to expand regional transit service beyond the MATA service boundaries.

Bus Routes

As of June 2009:
  • Bold= Serving or terminating in Downtown Memphis
  • Italic= Crosstown routes


  • 2 Med Center
    • Med Center/Airport
    • Med Center/Oak Court
  • 4 Walker
    • Walker/Alcy
    • Walker/Castalia
  • 7 Airpark-IRS
  • 8 Chelsea/Hyde Park
  • 10 Watkins
    • Watkins/Ridgegrove
    • Watkins/Rangeline
  • 11 Thomas
    • Thomas/Northaven
    • Thomas/Raleigh
  • 12 Florida
    • Florida/Levi
    • Florida/Weaver
  • 13 Lauderdale
    • Lauderdale/Wellington
    • Lauderdale/Waldorf
  • 15 President's Island
  • 17 McLemore
    • Mclemore/American Way
    • Mclemore/Bethel Grove
  • 19 Vollintine
    • Vollintine/Douglas
    • Vollintine/Raleigh
    • Vollintine/National Cemetery
    • Vollintine/New Allen
  • 20 Bellevue-Winchester
  • 30 Perkins-Brooks
    • Perkins/Raleigh
    • Perkins/Brooks
  • 31 Crosstown
    • Crosstown/Kansas
    • Crosstown/Firestone
  • 32 East Parkway-Hollywood
    • Parkway/Airport
    • Parkway/Federal Express
    • Parkway/Nonconnah
    • Parkway/Democrat
    • Parkway/Rigdegrove
    • Parkway/Watkins
  • 34 Walnut Grove/Baptist Hospital
  • 35 So. Parkway
    • So. Parkway/Southgate
    • So. Parkway/Highland
  • 36 Lamar/Hacks Cross
  • 39 South Third
    • South Third/Hodge
    • South Third/Raines
    • South Third/Western Park
  • 40 Wolfchase/Express/Local
    • Wolfchase Berryhill
    • Wolfchase/New Brunswick
    • Wolfchase Express
  • 43 Elvis Presley
    • Elvis Presley/Airways-Holmes
    • Elvis Presley/Boeingshire
    • Elvis Presley/Holmes
    • Elvis Presley/Southland
  • 50 Poplar
    • Poplar/Baptist Hosp
    • Poplar/Hickory Hill
    • Poplar/Germantown
  • 52 Jackson
    • Jackson/Macon
    • Jackson/St. Elmo
    • Jackson/Raleigh
  • 53 Summer
    • Summer/Binghampton
    • Summer/Shelby Oaks
  • 56 Union-Kimball
    • Union/American Way
    • Union/Getwell
    • Union/Scottsdale
  • 57 Park
    • Park/Quince
    • Park/Balmoral
    • Park/St. Francis
  • 58 Fox Meadows
  • 69 Winchester
    • Winchester/Kirby Pkwy
    • Winchester/Shelby Drive
  • 75 Broadway-Ingram
    • Broadway/Ingram/Beatty
    • Ingram/Broadway/MSCC
  • 77 West Memphis-Local
  • 78 West Memphis Express
  • 81 Shelby Drive
    • Shelby Drive/American Way
    • Shelby Drive/Kirby Pkwy
  • 82 Germantown Parkway
    • Germantown Pkwy/Exeter
  • Germantown Pkwy-Wolfchase
  • 89 Walker Homes-Westwood
  • 90 Neely-Southland Mall


Transit hubs

North End Terminal

Address: 444 North Main Street
Coordinates:
Facilities: Serves as the chief hub of the system and main transfer point for all downtown routes

Central Station

Address: 545 South Main Street
Facilities: Serves as a southern transfer point for routes 12, 13, 15, 78, Riverfront Loop Trolley, and the Main Street Trolley as well as the connection point for Amtrak in Memphis

American Way Transit Center

Address: 3921 American Way
Coordinates:
Facilities: Serves as a suburban transfer location for routes 7, 17, 30, 33, 36, 56, 58, 69 and 81


References

  1. A Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan for the Memphis Area, 2007.
  2. MATA website.


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