Council Works To Save Routes And Jobs at MATA

Council Works To Save Routes And Jobs at MATA

Council members are working to save routes and jobs for MATA.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - Council members are working to save routes and jobs for MATA.

MATA leaders have made it clear for weeks, with less money from council, it was going to be forced to cut dozens of jobs and bus routes.

Well, on the eve of that vote by MATA, a vote by city council is softening the blow.

Tuesday afternoon the city council voted to send $469,000 to MATA to help fund operations.

MATA had been facing a $4.5 million shortfall.

Looking to make up the difference MATA leaders said they would have to cut service to President's Island and parts of North Memphis and lay off around 50 workers.

With today's move by council, the head of MATA said around 10 jobs will be saved. Meaning around 40 will be laid off.

Service to President's Island and those North Memphis routes also will not be cut.



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