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The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) is set to make waves in the transportation sector with its inaugural State of Transit Address, scheduled for January 8, 2024. Under the leadership of Executive Director/CEO Charlotte Shaw, BJCTA aims to outline a comprehensive five-year plan that promises to revolutionize transit in the region.

“MAX is creating new pathways to better connect our riders to their destinations,” declared CEO Shaw. “We’ve made significant strides in evaluating our services and implementing necessary changes during our initial planning phase, resulting in notable growth. But there’s still much more to be done, and we have exciting initiatives to share.”

One highlight of the event will be a morning demonstration featuring autonomous vehicle (AV) innovator, May Mobility. May Mobility’s groundbreaking approach to AV technology involves collaborating with cities to enhance public transit and fulfill its mission of creating safer, greener, and more accessible urban environments.

“Autonomous vehicles represent the growth of technology in transit,” Shaw emphasized. “We’re thrilled for Birmingham’s transportation leaders to experience an autonomous ride right here in the Magic City.” May Mobility’s technology has already facilitated over 350,000 autonomy-enabled rides across urban, suburban, and rural areas, showcasing its efficacy in modern transit services.

The State of Transit Address will feature executive leaders providing updates on various departments such as Planning, Operations, and Technology, reflecting BJCTA’s commitment to adapt to changing times and enhance customer experiences.

“Times are changing, and we are realigning our strategies to meet the evolving needs of today’s riders,” Shaw explained. “We look forward to outlining our strategic plan for the next three years.” Attendees will have the opportunity to view new vehicle designs and experience a live demonstration of BJCTA’s soon-to-launch integrated mobile app.

The event will culminate with a keynote address delivered by Executive Director/CEO Shaw, offering insights into BJCTA’s vision for the future of transit in the region.

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The Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) is gearing up for a landmark event in urban mobility as it partners with May Mobility to introduce autonomous vehicles to the city. The initiative will be launched during BJCTA’s first-ever State of Transit Address, set to take place at the Birmingham Museum of Art on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at 8:30 AM.

May Mobility, a leading developer of autonomous vehicle technology, will be providing complimentary rides to attendees, offering them a firsthand experience of how they are working to make transit more sustainable, safe, and equitable by building autonomous vehicle technology that works in the real world.

Daisy Wall, Senior Director of Government Business at May Mobility, will be joining Shaw to provide insights into the development and implementation of autonomous vehicle technology. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with representatives from both BJCTA and May Mobility to learn more about the practical implications and benefits of integrating autonomous vehicles into the city’s transportation network.

The event is scheduled to take place at the Birmingham Museum of Art’s Auditorium, located at 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35203. It promises to be an informative and engaging occasion for all those interested in the future of transit in Birmingham.

For more information and to register for a complimentary ride in one of May Mobility’s autonomous vans, please visit:

As Birmingham looks to the future of transportation, initiatives like this highlight the city’s commitment to innovation and progress in urban mobility.