MATA will start testing the trolley line in the next 90 to 120 days to examine the possibility of reopening the line, said Paul Young, Downtown Memphis Commission president and CEO, our Corinne Kennedy reports.
Young said during Wednesday’s State of Downtown presentation he had spoken with MATA President and CEO Gary Rosenfeld about the possibility of reopening the defunct line. The transit authority has purchased a modern streetcar for the test.
“That testing is going to determine the future of that line,” Young said. “They’ll take that modern streetcar and they’ll go very, very slow and just test how it works on that line.”