Strickland: City, county build case for better MATA

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 26, 2019 9:44 PM CT | Published: June 26, 2019 4:35 PM CT
<strong>Civil rights icon and former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young (with Joann Massey, director of the Office of Business Diversity and Compliance) talks to the media before the city&rsquo;s annual minority business conference Wednesday, June 26, at the Universal Life Insurance building. Young is an adviser to the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative, a coalition of cities along the Mississippi River formed to promote the river as a tourism and trade corridor.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Civil rights icon and former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young (with Joann Massey, director of the Office of Business Diversity and Compliance) talks to the media before the city’s annual minority business conference Wednesday, June 26, at the Universal Life Insurance building. Young is an adviser to the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative, a coalition of cities along the Mississippi River formed to promote the river as a tourism and trade corridor. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Mayor Jim Strickland talks about improving MATA as former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young discusses how a mass transit system was built there beginning in the 1970's. 

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