A full-page ad in the March issue of the Downtowner, a magazine that
focuses on the wonders of downtown living, features a largish picture of MATA
president/general manager William Hudson Jr., along with several smaller
images of the MATA board of commissioners. A blurry caption reads, The MATA
board and staff congratulate Will Hudson as none of the Downtowners of the
Decade. No doubt the sentiment is shared by any number of Memphians who
actually have to use the MATA system as their primary means of transportation.