Memphis Area Transit Authority Bus Shop

<p>The <b>Memphis Area Transit Authority</b> is the largest transit agency in <a href="/pages/w/108545005836236">Tennessee</a>. MATA operates 35 bus routes, <a href="/pages/w/105750326124422">paratransit</a> service for persons with <a href="/pages/w/110233282333462">disabilities</a> , <a href="/pages/w/103102929730207">trolley</a> service on three routes, and special-event shuttles for <a href="/pages/w/108264332534323">Memphis Grizzlies</a> basketball games and <a href="/pages/w/107586649270422">University of Memphis</a> Tigers basketball games at the <a href="/pages/w/138584566170286">FedEx Forum</a>.</p><h2>System background</h2><p>The system was formed in 1975 to service the greater <a href="/pages/w/103123839728353">Memphis</a> and <a href="/pages/w/137221622972450">Shelby County</a> Tennessee area and nearby <a href="/pages/w/111911148824669">West Memphis, Arkansas</a>. 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 <a href="/pages/w/108068642553919">First Transit</a> (initially Ryder Transit) since its inception.</p><p>The transit agency operates 244 buses, mostly <a href="/pages/w/112456805436315">Neoplan USA</a> articulateds, <a href="/pages/w/106316419405750">Gillig</a> Advantage low-floors (both diesel and diesel/electric hybrids), and <a href="/pages/w/106486626054321">NovaBus</a> LFS low floors buses on 35 routes. In the past, its roster included GM TDH-5300 and TDH-4500 "New Looks" and Flxible 40-102 New Look series (carryovers from its predecessor prior to MATA's formation), AM General 40 ft., MAN articulateds and the RTS series from GM, TMC and NovaBus. The RTS series were MATA's preferred fleet of choice, having been used in its lineup from February 1980 until its retirement in April 2010, when the six remaining 1994 NovaBus versions were replaced with the Gillig Advantage Hybrids. MATA hopes to shift to a hybrid fleet in the future.</p>


Memphis Area Transit Authority Bus Shop

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