MATA considering route cuts to four communities this fall

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 23, 2021 8:24 PM CT | Published: September 23, 2021 12:50 PM CT
<strong>&ldquo;People depend on MATA,&rdquo; Sammie Hunter (right, boarding a MATA bus in 2019) said of the proposed fixed-route changes, noting MATA is &ldquo;the only bus company here in the city of Memphis.&rdquo; Hunter, of the Memphis Bus Riders Union, says funding is not guaranteed under MATA&rsquo;s Ready! program.</strong> (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian file)

“People depend on MATA,” Sammie Hunter (right, boarding a MATA bus in 2019) said of the proposed fixed-route changes, noting MATA is “the only bus company here in the city of Memphis.” Hunter, of the Memphis Bus Riders Union, says funding is not guaranteed under MATA’s Ready! program. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Proposals to eliminate the routes have raised concerns for two bus service advocate groups. They believe the changes may further erode distrust between bus riders and MATA leaders.

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Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf covers Bartlett and North Memphis neighborhoods for The Daily Memphian. He also analyzes COVID-19 data each week. Omer is a former Jackson Sun reporter and University of Memphis graduate.


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