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BJCTA, Partners Launch Airport Shuttle Service

The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA), also known as MAX, recently introduced a new pilot shuttle service connecting downtown Birmingham, AL, with the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, partnering with the Greater ­Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau and major hotels.

The shuttles operate hourly ­Monday through Saturday, alternating on southbound and northbound routes for a $5 fee. After the three-month pilot period, the agency plans to change to an on-demand model.

“Public transit now has a face for visitors at the Birmingham airport,” said Barbara Murdock, BJCTA interim executive director. “We are proud to fill the transportation needs for visitors, the city of Birmingham and area hotels.”

Murdock said the airport shuttle is the first of many service improvements planned under the agency’s 2016 Route Optimization Program. “Many of our routes have not been changed in over 20 years,” she said.

BJCTA recently received a $20 million federal TIGER grant to help with new and modified routes, BRT development and neighborhood circulators to allow passengers to travel without transferring at the downtown central hub.

Travelers board BJCTA's shuttle to the airport.

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