Birmingham Awarded $800,000 Transportation Grant to Connect Neighborhoods

The Birmingham Times

The City of Birmingham, in partnership with the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA), will receive a $800,000 federal grant to study citywide transportation issues and help residents with better access to jobs and other services.

The grant is part of $185 million in awards for 45 communities announced Tuesday by U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

Many Birmingham neighborhoods have been “cut off from one another by highway and rail infrastructure” and the federal program seeks to “stitch” those neighborhoods back together, said Mayor Randall Woodfin.

By Ryan Michaels