Wheels on the bus: Birmingham mayor takes a ride

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham mayor William Bell rode a MAX bus Friday, outlining problems within the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority.  

The BJCTA has asked the city for $9 million dollars to balance its budget and stay open. However, Bell said Friday that will not happen unless major changes are made.  

The newly elected mayor also said the entire system needs to be overhauled to make MAX more reliable and accountable.