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BJCTA/MAX to Make the Use of Masks Optional
BIRMINGHAM, AL - Effective April 19, 2022, the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA/MAX) mask mandate issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease was deemed unconstitutional by the federal court. Mask on all MAX modes of public transportation including Fixed Route, Paratransit, MAX Direct, and Magic City Connector buses are now optional. However, BJCTA continues to strongly encourage the use of masks for MAX Operators, employees, and passengers if they choose to wear one.
“While we are aware of the federal guidance, our primary concern is the safety of customers and operators,” said Executive Director and CEO Charlotte Shaw. “This is a time when we ask individuals to act responsibly based on their situation and healthcare challenges. While masks will be optional, we will continue to encourage the use of masks as we monitor this situation.”
However, if a higher court voids this recent decision, it will remain in place. We will continue to monitor this ruling for any changes. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Human Resources.
MAX is proud to provide quality service to Birmingham, Bessemer, Center Point, Homewood, Hoover, Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills, Tarrant, Midfield, and the City of Fairfield. To plan your trip, visit the Central Station, go to maxtransit.org, or download our MyStop app today.