Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority Information

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Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority
BJCTA logo.png
Central Station in Birmingham Alabama Nov 2011.jpg
Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority Station in Birmingham
Founded1972
Headquarters1735 Morris Ave
Locale Birmingham, Alabama
Service area Jefferson County, Alabama
Service type bus service
Routes31 fixed routes
Fleet56 standard buses
Fuel type Diesel
Website http://www.bjcta.org

Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) is the public transportation operator in the city of Birmingham, Alabama. Created in 1972 to take over transit operations from private operators, it operates 109 buses on 38 routes. It also operates paratransit and "vintage trolley" ( trolley-replica bus) services.

General information

BJCTA operated under the branding MAX, or Metro Area Express.(BJCTA) BJCTA provides fixed route and paratransit service to a service area of more than 200 square miles with a demand population base of nearly 400,000. The service area includes Birmingham, Bessemer, Fairfield, Homewood, Mountain Brook, Hoover, and Vestavia Hills. BJCTA carries out its commitment to air quality and pollution control by operating only CNG buses. BJCTA Hours of Operation Buses Monday – Friday 4:00 A.M. – 11:30 P.M. (CST) Weekend & Holidays 4:00 A.M. – 12:00 A.M. (CST) No Sunday service.


Fare prices

  • $1.25 - Adult one way
  • $1.50 - 2-hour pass
  • $0.60 - Disabled/Medicare card holders/Senior citizens
  • $0.80 - Student fare (K-12)
  • $3 - All day pass (Adult)
  • $1.50 - All day pass (Disabled/Medicare card holders/Senior citizens)
  • $44 - Monthly Pass (Adult)
  • $36 - Monthly Pass (College student)
  • $25 - Monthly Pass (Student (K-12))
  • $21 - Monthly Pass (Disabled/Medicare card holders/Senior citizens)
  • Free - Kids below 5 with fare-paying rider (limit 3)

Paratransit (VIP) Hours of Operation

Buses/Vans Monday – Friday 5:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M. (CST) Paratransit Service is a shared-ride service using both Buses and Vans to accommodate its customer. No Sunday service for VIP/Paratransit.

Central Station Ticket Counter Hours of Operation

Office Hours Monday – Friday 6:00 A.M.- 9:00 A.M. Saturday: 6:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. (CST) Sunday: Office is closed

Customer Information Center Hours of Operation

(Routes, Schedules and Trip Planning Assistance) Office Hours Monday – Friday 4:00 A.M.- 9:00 P.M. Saturday: 6:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M. (CST) Sunday: Office is closed

Fixed routes

  • 1 South Bessemer/UAB Medical West/Wal-Mart
  • 1 South Bessemer Express
  • 3 Jefferson/Wenonah
  • 5 Ensley/Wylam
  • 6 Pratt/Ensley
  • 8 Sixth Avenue South
  • 12 Highland Avenue
  • 14 Palisades/Barbara Court
  • 17 Century Plaza/Eastwood Mall
  • 18 Fountain Heights
  • 20 Zion City/Airport
  • 22 Tarrant City/Inglenook
  • 23 North Birmingham/Collegeville
  • 25 Center Point/Jefferson State
  • 26 Jefferson State
  • 28 South Eastlake/Roebuck Shopping Center
  • 31 Hwy 31 Limited Stop
  • 38 Graymont/Ensley
  • 39 Homewood/Wildwood
  • 40 Fairmont/Hooper City
  • 41 Fairfield/Western Hills Mall
  • 42 Homewood/Brookwood Mall
  • 43 Birmingham Zoo
  • 44 Montclair
  • 45 Bessemer/Jonesboro
  • 45 Express/Western Hills Mall
  • 48 South Powderly
  • 50 Mountain Brook/Cherokee Bend
  • 50 Mountain Brook/Hermitage
  • 51 Mountain Brook/Cahaba
  • 52 UAB/Southside Loop
  • 72 Center Point Express
  • 91 East/West Dart
  • 95 Westend Shuttle
  • 96 Titusville Shuttle
  • Pilot 201 Hwy 280 Commuter
  • 280 Hwy 280 Limited Stop

Airport Shuttle

Beginning in December 2015, BJCTA introduced two new express Airport Shuttle routes from downtown Birmingham hotels directly to Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport. One bus serves Northside hotels and the other bus serves Southside hotel. The Airport Shuttle routes operate hourly on Mondays through Saturdays and the fare is $5.00.

Fleet

  • 56 standard buses
  • 43 Orion VII CNG LF buses
  • 10 CNG "vintage trolleys" (trolley-replica buses)
  • 22 paratransit buses

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