Transportation and Mobility

Innovate Memphis is working to improve transportation and mobility for all Memphians. Our options must include a viable public transit system that connects people to jobs, health care, public assets and each other.

Memphis deserves great transit. Our ability to improve public transit will determine how well the city and county fully achieve ambitious goals for the future – whether in economic development, poverty reduction, talent retention and attraction, sustainability, or growth. It is difficult to identify another investment that can have such far-reaching impact and contribute to a vibrant civic commons that welcomes commuters, families with children, affluent professionals, high school and college students, the working poor, and everyone in between.

The foundation for this report is the clear understanding that funding public transit is an imperative for a successful, livable Memphis.  If you agree, please read our white paper below to learn more:

Transit funding white paper

The first step for getting involved is to share your opinion on public transit in Memphis. Please click here to take the 5-10 minute survey.

More ways to get involved:
If you are an employer or employee, and you would like to learn more about commute options, visit commuteoptionsmemphis.com.

If you are a bicyclist or transit rider in Memphis who would like to connect with others, please visit thechain.link/memphis. The site provides useful information about getting started, real time transit apps, and a forum to share ideas for our community.

Also, you can help support transit today by:

  • Riding transit. Use the TransLoc Rider app to help plan your route and get you on your way. Innovate Memphis has resources to help you ditch driving alone, even for one day.
  • Participating in your neighborhood engagement opportunities for the City’s Memphis 3.0 comprehensive planning process.
  • Reaching out to your local and state representatives and letting them know that transit funding is important to you. Encourage your Memphis City Council members to pass an ordinance creating $30 million in annual, dedicated funding for transit in 2017.  To learn who your representatives are, click here.

Innovate Memphis continues to raise the bar for transportation choices in Memphis. Its transportation and mobility focus grew out of the identified need to address entrenched problems that inhibit our city’s sustainability and the physical and economic well-being of its residents. We work to improve the way Memphis and Shelby County develop, fund and manage community transportation systems. Innovate Memphis supports local and regional partners working on multi-modal transportation choices and goals set out in the Midsouth Regional Greenprint. The work for Innovate Memphis is led by Suzanne Carlson, Transportation and Mobility Project Manager.