The Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) Board of Directors voted unanimously to restore service to the city of Fairfield once the past due balance is paid. The decision was made at a special called meeting today. BJCTA stopped service in July of 2016 due to a past due balance. Since then, $450,118.50 has been paid.
“It’s a great blessing for us to work out an agreement with BJCTA,” Fairfield Mayor Ed May II said. “We are excited to have the bus service restored for the elderly residents and students who no longer have to walk to Midfield to get on the bus,” May added.
“We understand how important this service is to the Fairfield community. We are excited to get the buses rolling once again,” BJCTA Executive Director Barbara Murdock said.
Once the balance of $123,962.44 is paid, a date will be set to restore service. In the future, Jefferson County will collect ad valorem taxes to pay for MAX Transit bus service.
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