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MATA Announces Reduced Levels of Service In Response To COVID-19

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March 26, 2020
The Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) today announced that effective Monday, March 30 until further notice, MATA will only operate service on a Sunday schedule DAILY along with some additional service for providing connections to essential services. This reduced service is in response to the number of businesses that can currently operate per Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, and the Shelby County Health Department Civil Emergency Proclamations and Executive Orders. As a reminder, fare is free on all MATA service vehicles until Thursday, April 30.  

BUS SCHEDULE ROUTES THAT WILL BE IN SERVICE:
2 Madison 
4 Walker
8 Chelsea
11 Frayser Raleigh
26 Hickory Hill       

36 Hacks Cross
39 S Third
40 Wolfchase
42 Crosstown
50 Poplar 

52 Jackson
53 Summer
56 Lamar
57 Park   
64 Airport Shuttle


BUS ROUTES IN SERVICE TO PROVIDE CONNECTIONS TO ESSENTIAL SERVICES:

Route 34 Walnut Grove will operate seven days per week as it normally operates Monday-Friday.
Route 500 The Groove Shuttle will operate Monday-Friday as normally scheduled to serve the Memphis Medical District area.

TROLLEY SERVICE:
The Main Street Rail Line will operate from 6:45 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from 10 a.m.-6:10 p.m. on Sunday (operating every 20 minutes). The Riverfront Line will operate from 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Sunday (operating every 40 minutes). The Madison Line will operate 6:45 a.m.-6 p.m. from Monday-Saturday (operating every 30 minutes).

MATAPLUS SERVICE
The MATAplus paratransit service will be available from 4:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. seven days a week. Until further notice, MATAplus will only transport paratransit customers to work, medical-related destinations (including hospitals, dialysis, doctor appointments, and pharmacies), and to purchase/collect food from grocery stores, restaurants, or food distribution centers at non-profit organizations.

The Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) is the public transportation provider for the Memphis area. As one of the largest transit operators in the state of Tennessee, MATA transports customers in the City of Memphis and parts of Shelby County on fixed-route buses, paratransit vehicles and vintage rail trolleys. For more information, visit www.matatransit.com.
 

 
Contact:
Nicole Lacey, Chief Communications Officer
nlacey@matatransit.com, (901) 722-7156

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