Memphis — Suspension Update
WMC Televison reported that progress is being made on the repairs that will allow resumption of streetcar service. State and Federal input is being sought to help with the process.
Ridership on the suspended streetcar routes fell by more than 50% since temporary buses have replaced streetcars.
An engineering consultant and a vintage trolley maintenance expert are on the scene in Memphis to oversee the work. As well, MATA is looking to state and federal officials to provide, “expert consulting assistance and participating in regular coordination meetings to help ensure that we are fully coordinated throughout the process.”
No date or estimated date has been identified for the return of trolley service, but MATA is hopeful some service may resume by late fall or early winter.