Announcements, News Releases

Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority Names Chief Operating Officer and Other Organizational Changes

BIRMINGHAM, AL (March 5, 2020) –Mr. Frank T. Martin, Executive Director and CEO of the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (MAX Transit) announces the selection of Harold L. Young, Jr. as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Authority, as well as other organizational changes.

With more than three decades of experience in the transportation industry, Mr. Young brings a granular knowledge of bus operations, bus maintenance, paratransit, safety and customer service in public transit, charter bus and student transportation environments.

Mr. Young was previously employed as Superintendent of Bus Operations with Broward County Transit in Broward County, Florida. Prior to that, his proven management track record included working with Coach America/Horizon Charter Bus, Miami-Dade Transit, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, as well as the Greyhound and Trailways Bus Lines.

Harold’s responsibilities will include providing strategic leadership for the transportation department of BJCTA which includes fixed route, paratransit and micro transit services.  He will also provide leadership for the safety and security, facilities, construction and engineering, and the planning departments.

 “We are extremely fortunate to add Harold to our team as he brings a wealth of knowledge of the transportation industry.”, said BJCTA Director Frank T. Martin.  “His leadership will be crucial as we continue to make improvements to our system and prepare to become the mobility manager in the region.”

Harold is 30-year member of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) and a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA.


Director Martin also announces two other changes within the organization.  Valerie (Vicki) Rivers, formally Chief of Staff, is now BJCTA’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).  Her responsibilities include leadership of Board Relations, Marketing/Communications, Human Resources, Information Technology, Customer Care/Reception, ADA/Compliance, Procurement, Intergovernmental Relations, Grants, Transit Oriented Development and Economic Development.


Ms. Rivers, a Birmingham native, joined the agency in February 2019 and brings not only transit knowledge, she is also a life- long public sector professional.  Before joining BJCTA, she worked most recently in leadership positions with the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, the City of Houston, the Houston Downtown Redevelopment Authority/Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #3, and the Minority Business Development Department in Richmond Virginia.

In addition to her vast professional experience, Ms. Rivers is active in many professional organizations which include the National Forum of Black Public Administrators, International City/County Management Association, National Association of Minority Contractors, Association of Conflict Resolution, Airport Minority Advisory Council, the American Contract Compliance Association, American Public Transportation Association (APTA), and the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO).

Mr. Glenn Dickerson, formally the Director of Finance, has been named as BJCTA’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Glenn also joined the agency in February 2019 and is a Birmingham native. He is a certified public accountant and came to BJCTA with over 35 years in the field.  His major responsibilities will be to oversee the daily financial activities of the finance department and to continue to ensure that sound budgetary planning and controls are in place. In addition to managing the agency’s budget, Mr. Dickerson will lead the payroll, accounting, and auditing functions of BJCTA.

Mr. Dickerson is also a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, Alabama State Board of Certified Public Accountants and the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).

“These changes and others within the organization not only will enhance our bench strength but will also ensure that we are true to our mission which is to provide safe, reliable, and excellent transit and mobility services that contribute to the region’s economy, vitality and sustainability”, said Director Martin.

 

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The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority is the public transportation leader in Central Alabama. The Authority averages three million riders per year and has close to 300 employees. For more information, visit www.maxtransit.org.

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ADA Paratransit Advisory Committee MEETING 

 
When:  Thursday, February 20, 2020
Where:  Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority
3105 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, Alabama   35203
(Operations Conference Room, 2nd Floor)
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

 

The Paratransit Advisory Committee serves in an advisory capacity of advocates for transit.  During this meeting, the attendees may review transit information, upcoming projects, ask questions and discuss comments and complaints with BJCTA staff members. This Open Session will begin at 2:30 PM and will end at 3:30PM.

 

Written comments or complaints may be submitted during the meeting or by email to ada@bjcta.org.  Comment forms are available on BJCTA’s Website. 

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR FOR INDIVIDUALS REQUIRING SPECIAL ASSISTANCE / REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS, CONTACT:

 

The Civil Rights Compliance officer / ADA Officer
Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority
ada@bjcta.org
205-521-0101

 

REQUEST FOR SPECIAL ASSISTANCE SHOULD BE RECEIVED AT LEAST THREE (3) BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING

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ADA Paratransit Advisory Committee MEETING 

 
When:  Thursday, January 16, 2020
Where:  Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority
3105 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, Alabama   35203
(Operations Conference Room, 2nd Floor)
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

 

The Paratransit Advisory Committee serves in an advisory capacity of advocates for transit.  During this meeting, the attendees may review transit information, upcoming projects, ask questions and discuss comments and complaints with BJCTA staff members. This Open Session will begin at 2:30 PM and will end at 3:30PM.

 

Written comments or complaints may be submitted during the meeting or by email to ada@bjcta.org.  Comment forms are available on BJCTA’s Website. 

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR FOR INDIVIDUALS REQUIRING SPECIAL ASSISTANCE / REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS, CONTACT:

 

The Civil Rights Compliance officer / ADA Officer
Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority
ada@bjcta.org
205-521-0101

 

REQUEST FOR SPECIAL ASSISTANCE SHOULD BE RECEIVED AT LEAST THREE (3) BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING

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ADA Paratransit Advisory Committee MEETING 

 

When:  Thursday, November 21, 2019
Where:  Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority
3105 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, Alabama   35203

(Operations Conference Room, 2nd Floor)
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

 

The Paratransit Advisory Committee serves in an advisory capacity of advocates for transit.  During this meeting, the attendees may review transit information, upcoming projects, ask questions and discuss comments and complaints with BJCTA staff members. The Open Session will begin at 2:30 PM and will end at 3:30PM.

 

Written comments or complaints may be submitted during the meeting or by email to ada@bjcta.org.  Comment forms are available on BJCTA’s Website. 

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR FOR INDIVIDUALS REQUIRING SPECIAL ASSISTANCE / REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS, CONTACT:

 

The Civil Rights Compliance officer / ADA Officer
Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority
ada@bjcta.org
205-521-0101

 

REQUEST FOR SPECIAL ASSISTANCE SHOULD BE RECEIVED AT LEAST THREE (3) BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING

 

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BIRMINGHAM-JEFFERSON COUNTY TRANSIT AUTHORITY LAUNCHES MAX-DIRECT
AT PRESS CONFERENCE ON NOVEMBER 1, 2019

 

Innovative On-Demand Ride Share Service For Mountain Brook Customers

 

Birmingham, AL (October 31, 2019) – The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) announces the launch of MAX-DIRECT, a flexible and dynamic on-demand microtransit shuttle which will service riders to Mountain Brook.  The new service, available beginning Monday, November 4, 2019, will replace two fixed routes, Route 502 Cherokee Bend and 504 Hermitage.

 

Similar to a ride-hailing service, MAX-DIRECT uses a smartphone App for riders to schedule customized curb-to-curb microtransit trips. A smaller, neighborhood-friendly shuttle bus will pick up riders at Central Station and drop them off at a requested address.  It will also pick passengers up at their destination within the coverage area and deliver them to Central Station.  The new service canalso accommodate passengers with disabilities.

 

A press conference to announce additional details and an App tutorial will be held on November 1, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at BJCTA Central Station, 1735 Morris Avenue, Birmingham, AL. 

 

“We are always looking for ways to ensure that our service meets the needs of our customers.  We at BJCTA believe that the MAX-DIRECT service will help accomplish that,” said Frank T. Martin, Executive Director/CEO of the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority.  “By simplydownloading the TransLoc App, they will have the ability to request a ride, obtain an estimated pick up time and track their bus in real time.”

 

BJCTA recognizes that not all customers have access to a smart phone, making usage of the App an impossibility.  For those customers, requests for rides will be accepted online at www.ondemand.transloc.com or by calling 205-521-0101, #5.  Wait times for service are subject to vehicle availability and demand.

 

As technology evolves and transit offerings expand, the BJCTA continues to search for innovative ways to address accessibility and customer mobility.  This new service offers a complement to existing fixed route bus service by providing a curb to curb service that is more direct.

 

The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority is the public transportation leader in Central Alabama.  The Authority averages three million riders per year with more than 300 employees.  For more information, visit www.maxtransit.org.

 

TransLoc is a subsidiary of Ford Smart Mobility. They are a part of a broad suite of mobility solutions intended to enhance both public and private transit agencies. Together, they are working to solve the world’s mobility challenges and usher in the future of modern transportation in every part of the globe.  For more information, visit www.transloc.com.

 

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