March 24, 2017 The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA), Alabama, unveiled six new buses powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), thanks to a new partnership with Coca-Cola. for its revamped Magic City Connector. The route is the Dart blue line that runs along 20th Street from the Uptown District to Southside.
The Magic City Connector buses are scheduled to run every 10 minutes Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5'.30 p.m. and every 20 minutes on Saturday.
BJCTA Executive Director Barbara Murdock said the Magic City Connector is the service that Birmingham residents have been asking for.
The new fleet of six natural gas buses offer WIFI service according to BJCTA.
"Great cities across the country have safe, convenient and reliable public transportation. The Magic City Connector is proof that our great city is traveling in the right direction." Birmingham Mayor William A. Bell said.
From the Magic City connector, bus riders will have the option to connect to other routes that will lead then to other attractions such as the McWane Science Center, the Birmingham Zoo. Vulcan Park. Regions Field. the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.