Self+Tucker Architects

Memphis Innovation Corridor BRT Stations

The Memphis Innovation Corridor Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project is the first BRT line in the City of Memphis. The Memphis Innovation Corridor connects Downtown Memphis, the Memphis Medical District, Midtown Memphis, and the University of Memphis district with 31 modern transit shelters. The project adds numerous street safety, walkability, and accessibility improvements in addition to sustainable features such as bioswales, improved stormwater management, and Electric bus charging infrastructure. The intersection improvements and modern transit shelters, green infrastructure, and all-electric vehicles are designed to increase environmental sustainability and transit access. The shelters themselves incorporate the latest in transit engineering, manufacturing techniques, and materials innovation, as well as state-of-the-art transport technology. Station and site amenities include benches, trash and recycle receptacles, bicycle racks, lean rails, CCTV cameras, ticket vending machines, emergency call stations, ADA-compliant real-time arrival signs with voice annunciation, concrete level boarding platforms, and pylons with signage and interactive screens with bus route and local amenity information. We believe the new shelters will be appreciated for their iconic, attractive design, engineering soundness, and extensive passenger conveniences. The Bus Rapid Transit system will improve mobility, connectivity, safety, and accessibility, as well as help spur local economic growth and improve the public perception of passenger transit.