B’ham looks to open rapid bus transit route

Birmingham bus rapid transit program

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Today the Birmingham City Council took another step to push along a rapid transit bus project.

The city is looking to connect the western area to the eastern section with a dedicated lane for buses. The project will be looking to connect Five Points West to Woodlawn.

Birmingham City Councilman Darrell O’Quinn, who heads the public transportation committee, said there will some 30 stops and take about 15 minutes.

“A giant leap forward in public transportation and make a large portion of the city accessible to some 20 odd neighborhoods along that stretch.” O’Quinn said.

The council approved spending $96,000 for marketing and branding Tuesday. The city is looking to purchase new buses with federal funds.The rapid bus transit project will be run by the BJCTA.

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