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BIRMINGHAM-JEFFERSON COUNTY TRANSIT AUTHORITY PROPOSES TO MODIFY ROUTES

Changes Based on City of Birmingham Budget/Funding

 

Birmingham, AL (August 1, 2019) – The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) announced a route modification proposal and proposed fare increase based on the City of Birmingham’s recently approved budget.  The city’s allotment to BJCTA of $10 million falls significantly short of close to $16 million required to operate the current routes that serve the city.  For at least three consecutive years, BJCTA has provided services to Birmingham in excess of the level funded by the City.

 

“Unfortunately, this decision was out of our hands,” said Frank T. Martin, interim executive director of the BJCTA.  “This is not a scenario anyone at the BJCTA wanted to implement, but we cannot continue to provide service that is not being paid for.”

 

The proposed route modifications and proposed fare increases will go into effect September 23, 2019. Many of the changes involve combining low ridership routes to make them more efficient, rescheduling, rerouting and in some cases, eliminating those not financially feasible. In addition, many of the newly modified routes will cease service at 7:00 p.m., except for routes 25, 26 and 28. 

 

BJCTA is hosting 14 public information meetings beginning on August 5, 2019 through August 16, 2019 at various locations throughout Birmingham.  Details about these meetings and the specifics about the prospective modifications are attached or can be found on the agency’s website located at www.maxtransit.org.

 

“A thriving transportation system is critical to a growing city,” continued Martin.  “It is necessary to move our citizens to employment, healthcare, education and shopping options.  New residents and businesses consider public transportation when making decisions about relocation and the BJCTA wants to provide a robust and dependable system.  We understand that these current modifications will negatively impact the lives of some of our riders and we are doing all we can to minimize the effects.” 

 

The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority is the public transportation leader in Central Alabama.  The Authority averages three million riders per year with more than 300 employees.  For more information, visit www.maxtransit.org.

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ADA Paratransit Advisory Committee MEETING 

 

When: Thursday, July 18, 2019

Where:  Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority

3105 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd

Birmingham, Alabama   35203

(Operations Conference Room, 2nd Floor)

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

 

The Paratransit Advisory Committee serves in an advisory capacity of advocates for transit.  During this meeting, the attendees may review transit information, upcoming projects, ask questions and discuss comments and complaints with BJCTA staff members. The Open House Session will begin at 2:30 PM and will end at 3:30PM.

 

Written comments or complaints may be submitted during the meeting or by email to ada@bjcta.org.  Comment forms are available on BJCTA’s Website. 

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR FOR INDIVIDUALS REQUIRING SPECIAL ASSISTANCE / REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS, CONTACT:

 

The Civil Rights Compliance officer / ADA Officer

Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority

ada@bjcta.org

205-521-0101

 

REQUEST FOR SPECIAL ASSISTANCE SHOULD BE RECEIVED AT LEAST THREE (3) BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING

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Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority Announces Launch of New Customer-Friendly Website
The Website Will Go Live on July 1, 2019.

Birmingham, Ala. (July 1, 2019) – As the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority continues to make changes designed to increase ridership and engage the public, they are announcing the next step in that effort as they launch their new website.   Many new features including service alerts on the homepage and easier navigation allowing customers to plan trips are just a few of the upgrades from the previous site.

Information about each department, the board of directors and contact information for each including all necessary forms for feedback, public record requests, lost and found and additional forms for customers are available on the enhanced site as well. 

Improved access to rider tools is one of the key features that makes the new website a great instrument for MAX customers.

“The new user-friendly site makes planning routes for our customers easier than ever before and we hope first-time visitors to our city will find our system easy to navigate. This is just one more step needed to create a transportation system that’s both functional and attractive to all the citizens in the Birmingham-Jefferson County service area.  One that ushers us into a period of growth and economic development,” says Frank T. Martin, Interim Executive Director.

The public can access the new site beginning July 1, 2019 at www.maxtransit.org.

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PUBLIC NOTICE 

Notice is now given for the following meetings of the Birmingham- Jefferson County Transit Authority’s Board of Directors:

 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE BJCTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DATE:                                   Tuesday, July 2, 2019

TIME:                                 12:00 PM

PURPOSE:                         Regular Order of Business

                                                The meetings will be at The MAX Intermodal Facility 

LOCATION:                      Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority

                                               1801 Morris Ave., Second Floor

                                               Birmingham, AL  35203


*** Parking –
You are welcome to park in the BJCTA lot, located at 16th St. & Morris Ave

Theodore “Ted” Smith, Board Chairman

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ADA Paratransit Advisory Committee MEETING 

 

When:  Thursday, June 20, 2019

Where:  Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority

3105 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd

Birmingham, Alabama   35203

(Operations Conference Room, 2nd Floor)

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

 

The Paratransit Advisory Committee serves in an advisory capacity of advocates for transit.  During this meeting, the attendees may review transit information, upcoming projects, ask questions and discuss comments and complaints with BJCTA staff members. The Open House Session will begin at 2:30 PM and will end at 3:30PM.

 

Written comments or complaints may be submitted during the meeting or by email to ada@bjcta.org.  Comment forms are available on BJCTA’s Website. 

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR FOR INDIVIDUALS REQUIRING SPECIAL ASSISTANCE / REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS, CONTACT:

 

The Civil Rights Compliance officer / ADA Officer

Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority

ada@bjcta.org

205-521-0101

 

REQUEST FOR SPECIAL ASSISTANCE SHOULD BE RECEIVED AT LEAST THREE (3) BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING

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PUBLIC NOTICE

June 11, 2019

 

Notice is now given for the following meetings of the

Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority’s

Board of Directors

  

BJCTA Board Committee Meetings- WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019

 Finance & Administration Committee- 9:00 A.M.

Planning & Program Development CommitteeImmediately following the Finance & Administration Committee

Operations CommitteeImmediately following the Planning & Program Development Committee

 

PURPOSE:                         Regular Order of Business

 

WHERE:                              Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority

                                                  MAX Intermodal

                                                  1801 Morris Ave, Second Floor

                                                   Birmingham, AL 35203

 

** Parking – You are welcome to park in the BJCTA lot, located at 16th St. & Morris Ave

Theodore “Ted” Smith, Board Chairman

Birmingham- Jefferson County Transit Authority

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