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MATA, riders at crossroads with proposal to expand transit on horizon

By Updated: March 18, 2019 10:11 AM CT | Published: March 17, 2019 10:31 AM CT
<strong>Sammie Hunter (left) greets his friend Sean Huff during their morning commute on the #30 Brooks Peebles route. Hunter, who lives in East Memphis and works at Methodist South Hospital, commutes almost four hours a day on the bus.</strong>&nbsp;<strong>&ldquo;When you&rsquo;re depending solely on public transportation, that&rsquo;s our right to have sufficient transportation,&rdquo; said Hunter, who is also a co-chair of the Memphis Bus Riders Union. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a privilege and right we have to sufficient transportation.&rdquo;&nbsp;</strong>(Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

Sammie Hunter (left) greets his friend Sean Huff during their morning commute on the #30 Brooks Peebles route. Hunter, who lives in East Memphis and works at Methodist South Hospital, commutes almost four hours a day on the bus. “When you’re depending solely on public transportation, that’s our right to have sufficient transportation,” said Hunter, who is also a co-chair of the Memphis Bus Riders Union. “It’s a privilege and right we have to sufficient transportation.” (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

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Memphis Area Transit Authority Shelby County Commission Lee Harris Memphis Bus Riders Union Transportation
Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf covers Binghampton, Frayser, North Memphis and Raleigh for The Daily Memphian. Omer previously covered county government. He is also a former reporter at The Jackson Sun and a University of Memphis graduate.


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