FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority Hires Director of Finance
Glenn Dickerson Joins the BJCTA StaffBIRMINGHAM, AL (February 12, 2019) – A native of Birmingham, Glenn Dickerson, joined the staff of the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) Monday as its Director of Finance. Interim Executive Director Frank T. Martin welcomed Mr. Dickerson to the team as part of one of his immediate goals of steadying the authority during his tenure.As a certified public accountant for 35 years, Mr. Dickerson says he bases his life and business principles on one word — integrity. “Integrity embodies all the attributes that lead to success —excellence, honesty, service, charity, industry, fairness and teamwork,” said Dickerson. The position of Director of Finance is responsible for the administration of all financial and statistical information related to the authority, required by federal, state and local regulation, as well as BJCTA policies and procedures. Dickerson will work closely with all departments in the authority to ensure that budgetary planning and controls are in place and oversee the daily activities of the finance department. During the February BJCTA Board of Directors meeting, Mr. Martin awarded employees in the finance department with certificates recognizing their commitment to the authority during the search for a permanent director.Mr. Dickerson brings a wealth of public sector experience, in addition to time spent in the oil and gas industry. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Alabama State Board of Certified Public Accountants.“We’re grateful to have Glenn joining our staff as we strive to be one of the best public transportation systems in the nation. A strong internal team leads to success in every aspect of our system and I believe Mr. Dickerson will be a welcomed addition throughout the authority as we move forward in a positive direction, for our riders, the community and our employees,” shared Interim Executive Director Martin.The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority is the public transportation leader in Central Alabama. The Authority averages three million riders per year with more than 300 employees. For more information, visit www.maxtransit.org. ### MEDIA CONTACTS: Becci Hart | firstname.lastname@example.org | 205.776.2280 Lauren Bland | email@example.com | 205.776.2301
Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority Names Chief of StaffBIRMINGHAM, AL (February 14, 2019) – The Chief of Staff position at the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority has been filled by Valerie Rivers. The newest member of the authority’s executive team, Ms. Rivers’ career has been dedicated to public service, in Birmingham and other cities. keep reading
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Martin, a transportation industry veteran, was recently hired as the interim leader for the BJCTA, coming off a year in which the public transit authority had a number of leadership changes both at the board level and in the administration.
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MAX Transit Announces Changes to Several Routes in November
(BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA) On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) announced that changes would be made to several of its routes. The most impacted routes include the #3 Jefferson- Wenonah, #39 Homewood, #31 Hoover, and #42 Brookwood. “The reality is that the City of Homewood requested these route changes, and it is the BJCTA’s obligation to meet their request. We expect that these changes will be an inconvenience to our riders and sympathize with them,” said Interim Executive Director, Christopher Ruffin, Sr.
One of the most drastic changes is the elimination of route #39 Homewood. Cutting this route means there will no longer be bus service to the Walmart located on Lakeshore Drive. In addition to this, there will be less frequent trips made to Downtown Homewood, Brookwood Mall and Brookwood Hospital. These changes are set to take effect on Monday, November 5, 2018.
The BJCTA will host a series of public information meetings with the intent to discuss the changes in detail. The meeting information is listed below.
Tuesday, October 9th – 8:00 A.M.
Homewood City Hall
2850 19th Street South
Homewood, AL 35209
Tuesday, October 9th– 5:30 P.M.
MAX Transit Administrative Offices
1801 Morris Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35203
Thursday, October 11th– 4:30 P.M.
Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce (Fire Training Room)
101 Hoyt Lane,
Mountain Brook, AL 35213
*Located on the north side of City Hall*
Tuesday, October 16th– 2:00 P.M.
MAX Transit Administrative Offices
1801 Morris Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35203
The public is encouraged to attend these meetings to gain insight and clarity on the upcoming route changes. For a complete listing of affected routes and changes visit www.maxtransit.org.
The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) in partnership with the City of Birmingham, and the Birmingham Farmers Market has been awarded the Healthy Food Financing grant. Funded through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA), this grant will provide quality food to underserved communities in the Birmingham area.
The amount awarded through ADECA is $50,000.00. The City of Birmingham will match that amount and BJCTA will contribute $43,000.00. The complete project totals $143,000.00. The Birmingham Farmers Market will provide fresh fruits and vegetables for the project.
BJCTA competed against 19 other agencies for this opportunity. They were one of five finalists selected ultimately leading them to win the award. This is the first time the state of Alabama has received funding for this initiative.
The Farmer’s Market will be located on property near the Birmingham Intermodal Facility on the block of Morris Avenue and 16th Street North.
“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.
The project is expected to be complete this summer.
The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) is pleased to announce new officers for its Board of Directors. Attorney Ruby Davis has been elected Chair, Birmingham Firefighter Theodore Smith is Vice-Chair and Attorney Martin Weinberg remains Secretary.
“It is an honor to be trusted with such a huge responsibility. BJCTA is on the move and this is an exciting time to be a part of the process. I look forward to working with my colleagues in this new role,” BJCTA Board Chair Ruby Davis
“We are making great strides to modernize the system, improve performance and enhance our customer service. I’m positive that these new officers will keep the momentum going,” BJCTA Executive Director Barbara Murdock
Ms. Davis, Mr. Smith and Mr. Kevin Powe were appointed by the Birmingham City Council in October. The Board of Directors also currently has members who represent Jefferson County, Bessemer, Vestavia Hills and Hoover.
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