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.
DMA-OWNED OR MANAGED GARAGES:
The Justice Center Garage (245 Washington Avenue)
Shoppers Garage (85 North Front)
Peabody Place Office Tower Garage (110 Peabody Place)
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.