Project Information Public Involvement FAQ Updates

Click below to learn more about the Transit Development Plan through our frequently asked questions.

The Transit Development Plan (TDP) is a strategic plan that is used to guide transit planning, development, and operations. The TDP will help identify transit service needs, prioritize improvements and determine the resources required for implementing modified or new services.
Developing a TDP now will help BJCTA reposition the local bus services to address the needs of a rapidly changing community. The last TDP was completed in 2008. During the time since the last plan was completed, Birmingham has changed tremendously.
  • Downtown Birmingham is now a vibrant, mixed‐use place.
  • Birmingham’s neighborhoods are experiencing new investment.
  • The City’s demographic are rapidly changing, with both Baby Boomers and Millennials looking for more diverse travel alternatives.
  • Residents and employers are demanding better transit service.
  • New transportation investments, such as the bus rapid transit (BRT) system require innovation.
BJCTA conducted a detailed examination of its existing transit services and service area to identify deficiencies and opportunities. This included taking a hard look at:
  • Demographics/Employment
  • Bus Route Efficiency and Productivity
  • Ridership
  • Operations
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Finance and Funding
BJCTA also gathered input from stakeholders to include employers and economic developers, colleges, universities, and trade schools, hospitals and healthcare organizations, human and social service agencies, and community development interests.
BJCTA is seeking to drastically improve local transit services, rebuilding bus services around an advanced transit network. Key goals of the TDP include:
  • Making routes more direct
  • Improving service frequency
  • Providing more service in the evenings and weekends, and
  • Better coordinating schedules
There are several ways for you to be involved in the Birmingham Transit Program:
  • Visit this website to receive updates.
  • Sign up for newsletters.
  • Attend Public Meetings to talk to staff and members of the team.
  • Share your thoughts. Questions and comments are welcome at any time through the Feedback Page on the website.
Please fill out and submit the feedback form. We’ll update the FAQs at regular intervals based on feedback received. However, your feedback/comments/concerns may be addressed in an appropriate manner determined by the project team.