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LeMoyne-Owen students will provide tech assistance to MATA riders using Go901 app

The Go901 Tech Team is the deliverable for what is described as “an exclusive partnership” between LeMoyne-Owen College and Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA).

The team will provide MATA riders with tech assistance, including navigating Go901 app features. Those features are designed to enhance the rider experience, including how to purchase, schedule and track rides.

The latest partnership follows MATA’s Winter 2021 announcement about focusing on rider experience. Currently, MATA offers WIFI on buses, on-demand transit and a MATA tracker to track rides.

Recently, MATA received a multi-million-dollar FTA grant for facility upgrades and the purchase of electric buses.

MATA CEO Gary Rosenfeld. (Courtesy photo)

“Our commitment to innovation is also our commitment to our service area and Memphis residents,” Gary Rosenfeld, MATA CEO said.

“This partnership with LeMoyne-Owen College is a first-time effort to serve our customers while also providing opportunity and exposure to our only Historically Black College (HBCU).”

Dr. Vernell Bennett-Fairs (The New Tri-State Defender Archives)

Dr. Vernell Bennett-Fairs, LOC president said, “The tech team aligns with our focus on careers of the future and gives them the real-world experience needed for success. …

“We are excited about this opportunity for our students who are majoring in tech-related majors.”

(Riders are encouraged to download the Go901 App available in all app stores at www.go901transit.com.)

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