Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Cohen Announces More Than $4 Million for MATA to Improve Memphis Bus Services

September 8, 2016
Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) has been awarded a $4,273,771 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration 5339(c) Bus and Bus Facilities Competitive Program. These funds will be used to replace, rehabilitate and purchase buses and related equipment and to construct bus-related facilities.

“I am pleased MATA was chosen to receive these federal funds to improve the busing system and bus facilities in Memphis,” said Congressman Cohen. “Many Memphians do not have access to reliable transportation and for them MATA provides an essential service. I will continue to fight to ensure that MATA receives all the federal funding that it needs to best serve the people of the 9th District.”

More information on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration 5339(c) Bus and Bus Facilities Competitive Program can be found here.