Microtransit to Fill Transit System Gaps in Birmingham
"The city of Birmingham, AL is looking to begin an on-demand microtransit pilot program," reports Chris Teale.
That news comes by way of a request for proposals issued by the city on November 8. "In the RFP, Birmingham officials note the unique challenges of a city that is still heavily reliant on cars but also struggling with a widening poverty gap," according to Teale.
"The RFP says 62% of households are underserved [by bus and paratransit systems], and less than half of the 163,000 jobs in the city are accessible by transit," adds Teale. "Meanwhile, only 28% of workers live within a half-mile of a transit station."