Advertisement

World Games introduces “Ride the Line” shuttle service for fans

World Games "Ride the Line"
Published: May. 23, 2022 at 3:03 PM CDT|Updated: May. 23, 2022 at 6:54 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The World Games, the City of Birmingham, and the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority announced a new free shuttle system that will take fans to World Games events.

The transportation plan, called “Ride the Line”, will hold different routes to get fans to sport venues and events.

“I applaud all of our partners who have diligently worked to develop Ride the Line, which will be a key component in making The World Games experience a success,” said Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin.

The main artery will be 20th street, with stops both on the south and north side of the tracks. The new transit line is not just about getting people to and from World Games events, but also connecting the city better than ever before.

“I think one thing that this will also help with all of our guests coming to town and staying in our hotels, this will help reduce the congestion throughout the downtown area because it really hits the majority of the downtown hotels,” said World Games Chief Operating Officer Jay Kasten.

Residents and travelers alike can use the bus route to go from events, to restaurants and even shops. The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority will operate the red line, and are working diligently to ensure they have the necessary staffing to cope with the higher demand.

“While we are increasing frequencies, we are doing what everybody else is doing now. Asking for overtime,” said BJCTA Executive Director Charlotte Shaw.

The city is bringing in an external vendor to provide service to both the Green and Blue lines. These lines will connect Sloss Furnaces, Avondale, and Legion Field to the rest of the city. City leaders and event coordinators hope that the transit lines show the world Birmingham, can not only handle large scale events, but thrive while hosting.

“We really think this is a template that can be used for future events as we move forward with large scale events and continue to develop as an international destination for the city of Birmingham,” said Kasten.

The transit service will be available from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. during the World Games.

For more information regarding the shuttle service, click here.

The World Games, the City of Birmingham, and the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority...
The World Games, the City of Birmingham, and the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority announced a new free shuttle system that will take fans to World Games events.(The World Games)

CLICK HERE TO GET THE WBRC FOX6 NEWS APP

Subscribe to our WBRC newsletter and receive the latest local news and weather straight to your email.

Copyright 2022 WBRC. All rights reserved.