Federal Government may help Birmingham transit system

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The federal government may soon be stepping in to help Birmingham's struggling transit system.

A plan is underway to get $65-million in stimulus funds.

The transit service would run in the downtown Birmingham and UAB areas and to some outlying neighborhoods. The system would also include 32 new buses and bus lanes.

Organizers have until September to submit a grant to the federal government.