BJCTA cuts bill in Hoover dispute

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority settles with the city of Hoover over an unpaid bill. Hoover's original bill was 60-thousand dollars, but there was never a contract for the services. Board members voted to settle for just 30-thousand.

All but one board member, Patrick Sellers, approved the resolution to settle with half the payment. Sellers says it was unfair when the transit authority is asking the city of Birmingham for money then giving money to Hoover.

In the end, board members say they were left with the dilemma of trying to settle with a city that already wants to cancel the bus service.

Even though the transit authority approved the resolution, Hoover's city council still has to approve the city paying the 30-thousand dollar bill.