If you’re concerned about getting around in Memphis, know that there are plenty of public transportation options and many areas in the city are pedestrian-friendly. If you live in one of the many downtown rentals, Memphis neighborhoods are very well connected you will find. Those living in the suburbs will appreciate the fact that the network of highways in the region will serve their needs well. Besides I-290, which is close to downtown, there is also I-55, which runs north/south and I-40, which heads out to the east. These link the city with suburbs such as Germantown and Southaven, among others.
The Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) provides good service to the city center and beyond. META transports about 40,000 passengers each day throughout the city and surrounding area. With 244 vehicles, service is extended to four cities in Shelby County as well as West Memphis in Arkansas. Buses, paratransit vans and a system of vintage trolleys are among the vehicles that META employs to get people from one place to another. To find a route that serves your area, take a look at their Website at http://www.matatransit.com.