Thursday, October 15, 2015

MATA taking Public Comments

Notice of Public Comments concerning routes and schedule

The Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) gives notice that comments will be accepted from the public on proposed changes on fixed-route bus service until October 22, 2015.  No changes to MATAplus service or any fares are being proposed. The proposed changes are as follows: 

MATA operator standing by a bus
PROPOSED FIXED-ROUTE BUS SERVICE CHANGES PROPOSED START DATE: DECEMBER 13, 2015

The following routes will have minor schedule adjustments to help the buses operate more on time, to adjust for better connections between routes and to adjust the frequency of the service. Weekday Routes 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 30, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 50, 52, 53, 56, 57, 69, 82 


Saturday Routes 2, 4, 8, 11, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 39, 40, 42, 50, 52, 53, 56, 57, 69 

Sunday Routes 2, 4, 8, 11, 17, 39, 40, 42, 50, 52, 53, 56, 57 Applicable Saturday and Sunday routes will be adjusted to have an approximate 5-minute transfer time at the Hudson Transit Center. The following routes will have minor routing changes:  Route 17- From Swift and South Parkway, right Ingle, left on Farrington, left Outer Parkway/1st Ave, left Kansas Street, to the existing routing.  

Route 32- Southbound evening trips will serve the FedEx hub. Northbound morning trips will also serve the FedEx hub.  Route 35- From Belz Blvd, continue across Third Street, right Florida, meeting the Routes 12 and 17 at Florida and South Parkway to provide East/West service from that location. Right on South Parkway to the existing routing.

Route 69- Saturday only, Loop east of American Way Transit Center operating on Cottonwood Road will be discontinued. PROPOSED Schedules will be available on October 16 at www.matatransit.com or by email upon request.

Requests for additional information or for special language or accessibility accommodations can be made by contacting MATA at 901-274-6282 or publiccomments@matatransit.com. Written comments can be submitted until 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2015 and can be mailed to 1370 Levee Road, Memphis, TN  38108; e-mailed to publiccomments@matatransit.com; or faxed to 901-722-7123.

While not required, in an effort to improve communications between MATA and our valued customers, a public meeting will be held at Central Station, 545 South Main Street, on Monday, October 19, 2015 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. It will be an open house format with MATA representatives on hand to discuss individual concerns. 

MATA’s Board of Commissioners will review and consider the comments and address the service changes and effective date at the October 26, 2015 Board meeting. The meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the Memphis Public Library at 3030 Poplar Ave.

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