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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.
The Groove Shuttle is a commuter shuttle that operates between Harbor Town and the Memphis Medical District. The shuttle is FREE for employees and students with valid identification cards from medical and educational institutions in the Medical District. The shuttle will also be open to the public who pay standard MATA fare prices.
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.
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.
Mobile app providing information regarding bus routes, stops and real-time locations of buses. The app also offers alerts of service changes.
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.
Bike share stations provide bicycles that can be rented on-demand for short-term and long-term use. Explore Bike Share launched 600 bikes and 60 stations inside the I-240 loop in 2018 to serve Memphians, tourists and visitors.
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.
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 or are associated with local college campuses, but service is expanding.
Memphis’s 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 memphistravel.com
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.