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Encyclopedia > Memphis Area Transit Authority

The Memphis Area Transit Authority(MATA) is the largest transit agency in Tennessee. The system was formed in 1975 to service the greater Memphis Shelby County Tennessee area and nearby West MemphisArkansas. State nickname: Volunteer State Other U.S. States Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis (largest metropolitan area is Nashville) Governor Phil Bredesen Official languages English Area 109,247 km² (36th)  - Land 106,846 km²  - Water 2,400 km² (2. ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Memphis was the wife of Epaphus, the founder of Memphis, Egypt in Greek mythology. ... Shelby County is the name of some places in the United States of America: Shelby County, Alabama Shelby County, Indiana Shelby County, Iowa Shelby County, Kentucky Shelby County, Missouri Shelby County, Ohio Shelby County, Tennessee Shelby County, Texas This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages... State nickname: Volunteer State Other U.S. States Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis (largest metropolitan area is Nashville) Governor Phil Bredesen Official languages English Area 109,247 km² (36th)  - Land 106,846 km²  - Water 2,400 km² (2. ... West Memphis is a city located in Crittenden County, Arkansas. ... State nickname: The Natural State Other U.S. States Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Governor Mike Huckabee Official languages English Area 137,732 km² (29th)  - Land 134,856 km²  - Water 2,876 km² (2. ...


The MATA operates 244 buses, mostly NovaBus LFS low floors and RTS 40ft regulars buses on 36 routes and operates The Main Street Trolley Line which consists of classic streetcars running on 3 routes, one serving the riverfront, another serving Main Street in the heart of downtown Memphis and another serving Madison Avenue. A Nova LFS operated by Grand River Transit. ... Memphis was the wife of Epaphus, the founder of Memphis, Egypt in Greek mythology. ...


Plans are in the works to build a light rail system that would connect downtown Memphis with Memphis International Airport as well as a plan to expand regional transit service beyond the MATA service boundries. Memphis was the wife of Epaphus, the founder of Memphis, Egypt in Greek mythology. ... Memphis International Airport is located in Memphis, Tennessee. ...


The MATA is run by a general manager and a 8-member board.


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Memphis is on the Lower Chickasaw Bluff above the Mississippi River, at the mouth of the Wolf River.
The Memphis Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), the 42nd largest in the United States, has a 2000 population of 1,205,204, and includes the Tennessee counties of Shelby, Tipton, and Fayette, as well as the Mississippi counties of DeSoto, Marshall, Tate, and Tunica, and the Arkansas county of Crittenden.
Interstate highways I-40, its spur highway I-240 and I-55 are the main freeways in the Memphis area.
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