Riding MATA's #50 and #56
Mass transit gains riders as gas price rises, but in Memphis the car is still king.
September 7, 2005 at 4:00AM
The number 56 MATA bus, carrying nine passengers, rocks eastward on Union Avenue on its way to Perkins and American Way, past gas stations where the posted price changes before our eyes from $2.69 to $2.99 to $3.09 to the flexible $3.-9. For MATA, the good news is that the transit agency is under contract to buy diesel fuel for $1.21 per gallon for most of 2005.