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Transportation Options

Transportation Options in the Memphis Medical District

Southern College of Optometry is located along transit lines 2, and the Madison Avenue Trolley. Transit lines 34, 40, 42, and 56 are within two blocks, and lines 5, 36, and 50 are within a half-mile. Visit matatransit.com for more information.


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

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. Explore Bike Share will launch 600 bikes and 60 stations inside the I-240 loop in spring 2018 to serve Memphians, tourists, and visitors.



Zipcar is the world’s largest car sharing service, providing access to vehicles for rent on a short-term basis – by the hour or by the day. Gas, insurance, and mileage is typically included with every reservation. Most stations in Memphis are downtown, but service is expanding.



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


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.