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Author: Jonathan Flynt

MATA: No Real Choice

Daylight at the End of the Transit Tunnel… As a few of you might have read in a previous post on the matter, I outlined several opinions regarding initiatives- from small and low cost to large and capital demanding- to improve...

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Bike Ped Progress

On January 19th I attended the first in a series of public meetings being held by the MPO and led by Kyle Wagenschutz – the city’s first bicycle/ pedestrian coordinator.  The meeting was exceptionally well attended...

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MATA Facts and Myths

Since moving to Memphis I have heard much criticism concerning MATA and its service.  As it appears a window is opening that would allow for a significant overhaul of the system with the hiring of Nelson\Nygaard Consulting for a...

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The Devil in the Details

As a long time reader of the SCM blog site, I both respect and embrace many of the issues supported by such forward thinking.  Truly, this community and region are in desperate need of a complete overhaul of our thought process...

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Latest Bill Day Cartoon

Disney Earnings, A Cartoon By Award-Winning Bill Day

by Bill Day. Memphian Bill Day is two-time winner of the RFK Journalism Award in Cartooning. His cartoons are syndicated internationally by Cagle Cartoons. Cartoons Archive →

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This is Smart City Consulting's blog and its purpose is to connect the dots and provide perspective on events, issues, and policies shaping Memphis and its future. Smart City Memphis was named one of the most intriguing blogs in the U.S. by the Pew Partnership for Civic Change; The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal wrote that "Smart City Memphis provides some of the most well-thought-out thinking about Memphis' past, present, and future you'll find anywhere," and the Memphis Flyer said: "This incredibly well-written blog sets out to solves the city's ills - from the mayor to MATA - with out-of-the-box thinking, fresh approaches to old problems, and new ideas. If you have questions, submissions, or ideas for posts, please email the blog's editor, Tom Jones, at