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Downtown Mobility Authority

The Downtown Mobility Authority (DMA), the Mobility Authority of the City of Memphis and County of Shelby, Tennessee, is a seven-member board chartered by the State of Tennessee. The mission of the Downtown Mobility Authority is to be the convener of key stakeholders and advocate for mobility and parking improvements in Downtown Memphis while maintaining attention to ensuring adequate parking for current use and supporting a growing Downtown.

The DMA also establishes parking policies and coordinates parking management. The DMA contracts with private parking companies for day-to-day operations, tracks rates and occupancies of other Downtown parking lots and structures, assists with strategic planning for existing and future parking facilities in Downtown, and issues bonds for the construction or acquisition of additional parking facilities.


  • The Justice Center Garage (245 Washington Avenue)
  • Shoppers Garage (85 North Front)
  • Peabody Place Office Tower Garage (110 Peabody Place)
  • Barboro Flats Parking Garage (100 Main Street)
  • One Commerce Square Garage (Union at Second)
  • 250 Peabody Place Garage (250 Peabody Place)
  • First Park Place (21 South Second)

View the Guidelines for Downtown Memphis Parking Garages and Surface Parking Lots


  • Elliot Embry, Chairman
  • Alvin Crook
  • Travis Green
  • Queen T. Keskessa
  • Shanea McKinney
  • Wayne West

Downtown/Medical District TMA Plan

A “Transportation Management Association” (TMA) is a partnership between businesses, institutions, and organizations working in tandem to create a better network of transportation (and parking) solutions and expanding knowledge of alternatives to commuting in a single-occupant vehicle. (This process is known as “transportation demand-management.”)

One of the biggest challenges facing both employers and employees when deciding to make a commuting change is knowing how to do it. Our TMA will provide and promote up-to-date transportation options and solutions to help employers and employees find ways to make the switch to commuting options. Our goal is to help our community see these options as legitimate, long-term, convenient, and cost-effective solutions.