Electric scooters may be coming (back) to Birmingham, thanks to new legislation

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Bham Now team member Wade Cline scooting to his next meeting. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now.

If you were driving around Birmingham in 2018, you may have seen someone zipping around on an electric scooter. This novelty transportation method was available in Birmingham for a few months in 2018- until it wasn’t. Now, a new piece of legislation might have these scooters zipping back to Birmingham.

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Get a sneak peek at renderings for under the 59/20 bridges. 6 things you need to know.

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One idea of what it could look like under the 59/20 bridge when all is said and done.
One idea of what it could look like under the bridge when all is said and done. Rending from 59/20 Bridge Facebook page

Right now, while the highways are undergoing a complete renovation, it’s hard to imagine what will go in under the 59/20 bridges. But even as motorists and pedestrians marvel at the ever-changing cityscape, the people behind the scenes are busy planning some pretty cool features. If you thought we were just getting new bridges out of the deal, you’re mistaken.

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Your guide to 59/20 construction in Birmingham including a handy app to make it easier

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Construction on the 59/20 bridges through Birmingham is definitely making traffic through the city different in 2019.
Bridge construction in Birmingham. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

The lazy days of Summer are almost here. This means more cars are on the road headed to and through Birmingham. Worried about 59/20 bridge construction?  Never fear. We’ve got all the details for you right here.

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Birmingham Transit (BJCTA) awarded $1.5 million from US Department of Transportation to buy electric buses

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U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Authority has awarded a $1.5 million grant to the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit to put low-emission and no-emission electric buses on city streets.

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UAB to get on-campus parking decks and other enhancements

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When attending a university that’s located in the heart of a bustling city, parking is going to be a consistent hassle. The University of Alabama at Birmingham is one such campus. But things are soon to change. To enhance the experience of students, employees and guests, UAB connected with Kimley Horn, a premier planning and design engineering consultant. Continue reading “UAB to get on-campus parking decks and other enhancements”

Magic City Connector to provide transportation to Birmingham cultural and entertainment sites

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The fleet of six compressed natural gas (CNG) buses will offer Wi-Fi

From a press release by Ronda Robinson, Director of Communications for the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA)  

Birmingham, AL – Imagine going to a restaurant on Birmingham’s Southside then heading downtown for a concert on the same night without having to drive around to search for a place to park?

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