The purpose of the project was to implement a transit solution in the study area that would enhance mobility, support the development of a regional system, and improve accessibility to support continued growth of the City Center/Financial District, UAB/Medical Center, and Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center.
Over the course of the study, RPCGB looked at dozens of alternatives, from vehicle types and propulsion means to the alignments on which the vehicles would run. RPCGB has selected Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) as the most feasible mode for this new transit system. BRT, more than any other mode, meets the goals and objectives of the project and stands to provide many of the same benefits that a light rail system would, but at a fraction of the cost. A preferred alignment has been chosen as well, though the recommendation is yet to be finalized. The alignment was chosen on the basis of serving the greatest number of potential riders and key activity centers, while simultaneously supporting land use plans in the corridor. Connections to local bus service in communities surrounding downtown Birmingham will bolster the new system
Below is a map of the area that was included in the study.