COVID-19 Updates

Learn everything you need to know about COVID-19 and MAX here.

Essential Employees
Steps BJCTA Has Taken to Protect The Public, Employees and Operators

  • March 18, 2020
The public was able to view BJCTA Committee Meetings and Board Meeting via Facebook live in an effort to comply with social distancing. Immediately following both meetings, a press conference was held outside of Central Station where Frank T. Martin, BJCTA Executive Director and CEO, spoke about enhanced cleaning and sanitizing of MAX buses and facilities.

  • March 18, 2020
BJCTA cleaning techs began sanitizing every bus entering Central Station before passengers are allowed to board. All buses are sanitized again each night after routine cleaning.

  • March 19, 2020
BJCTA shares an info graphic to educate the public on how to avoid exposure.

  • March 23, 2020
BJCTA implemented new safety measures to protect operators and customers riding on MAX buses. These new measures require passengers to board and exit the bus via the rear entrance unless in a wheelchair. Fares were suspended to reduce overcrowding at the fare-box and to limit exposure to passengers and bus operators Operators were provided gloves and face masks to aid in their protection.

  • March 23, 2020
The Birmingham Central Market is closed until further notice due to COVID–19 Pandemic.

  • March 24, 2020
BJCTA limits seating on buses to adhere to social distancing directives. Only 15–19 passengers are able to board a bus. Extra buses are available to accommodate the needs of all passengers.

  • March 31, 2020
BJCTA issues a Trespass and Ban Policy at the Intermodal to reinforce the social distancing and Shelter in Place mandate ordered by city officials.