Getting around in Birmingham just got easier, thanks to a new partnership between the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) and the City of Birmingham. The two organizations are joining forces to expand the hours and coverage area of Birmingham’s microtransit service, Birmingham On-Demand.
Expanding Birmingham On-Demand
Thanks to the new partnership between the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) and the City of Birmingham, On-Demand riders can enjoy new evening hours from 8PM to 11PM in the City Center zone as well as a larger coverage area, including Avondale and the west side of the city after 7PM.
“We’re excited about expanding the Birmingham On-Demand microtransit service through our partnership with the BJCTA. We believe that microtransit continues to be a critical tool for the City and the region as we continue to broaden our transportation choices. Individual car ownership should not be required in order to have a high quality of life, so public transportation is important.”James Fowler, Director of Birmingham Department of Transportation
About Birmingham On-Demand
Birmingham On-Demand is a microtransit ridesharing program that has served more than 130,000 rides to residents, visitors and workers since its introduction in February 2019. The goal of the program is to expand the reach of public transportation and support the the BJCTA’s fixed-route transit lines.
Birmingham On-Demand uses advanced software from Via—the global leader in TransitTech—to match multiple riders in one vehicle if they’re headed in the same direction. Due to the efficient share trips, Birmingham On-Demand is able to offer rides at a flat fee of $1.50.
Learn more about Birmingham On-Demand by checking out their website. Tag us @bhamnow to share your Birmingham On-Demand ride story!