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Transportation Options

Transportation Options in the Memphis Medical District

Southern College of Optometry is located along transit line 2. Transit lines 34, 40, and 42 are within two blocks, and lines 36 and 50 are within a half-mile. Visit for more information.


Groove On-Demand

Groove On-Demand works like a minibus that comes when you want, where you want. Book a ride straight from your phone, get picked up in minutes, and access all of Downtown and the Medical District.
Service Hours: Monday-Sunday 6am-10pm.

Price: $1.25 Per Ride


Memphis Area Rideshare

Connect with commuters near you to join an existing carpool or vanpool, or create a new route through the Memphis Area Rideshare Program, offered through the Shelby County Health Department Air Quality Improvement Branch.


Memphis Area Transit Authority

The Memphis area is served by a fixed-route bus, paratransit, and trolley system that transports nearly 8 million riders every year. Reduce commuting costs, take cars off the road and let someone else do the driving.


Transloc Rider

A mobile app providing information regarding bus routes, stops and real-time locations of buses. The app also offers alerts of service changes.


Emergency Ride Home Program

Carpoolers, transit riders and bike commuters can qualify for several free taxi rides per year to be used in an unforeseen circumstance or emergency when normal commute options can’t get you home from work fast enough.


Explore Bike Share

Bike share stations provide bicycles that can be rented on-demand for short-term and long-term use.


Bird Scooters

Bird is a reliable electric scooter rental service with stations set up throughout Downtown and Midtown Memphis. Use the Bird app to find the closest scooter, scan the scooter’s QR code with your app then hit the road. The approximate cost is $1 to rent and $.15 for every additional minute.



Uber and Lyft are popular ridesharing/ride hailing companies widely used in Memphis to conveniently and easily shuttle you around town. You must have an account and the mobile app to use both services. Prices vary.



Memphis’ improving bicycle infrastructure makes biking a great way to arrive to work. Check with campus security for information on bicycle parking locations and shower facilities.

To learn more about bicycling in Memphis, visit


Commute Options

An initiative of Innovate Memphis, the Commute Options program provides information and assistance to Memphis area residents interested in decreasing their use of single-occupancy vehicles.