Birmingham Bus Riders will be traveling to Montgomery this Saturday, Sept. 27

The Birmingham Bus Riders will be traveling to Montgomery this Saturday, Sept. 27, to support our Alabama Arise proposal to “Improve and Expand Public Transit” to become a legislative priority for them. We will be leaving at 8:00 am from 16th Street and 1st Ave N. Call Lawton Higgs, Sr. 205-613-1858 to reserve a place on our van.

Go to our Facebook page to join the event.

An Overview of the Organization Model for The Birmingham Bus Riders

We are mobilizing a direct action individual membership organization, as a part of a national movement, that will work to win issues for improving and expanding public transportation in the Birmingham Metropolitan Area and in Alabama.

The organization will be funded by $12/year dues paid by individual members; money raised by fund raisers that are carried out by the members; and by contributions from others who support our mission and work. No contributions will be tax deductible.

The organization will be a democratically operated organization. Qualifications for voting will be based on busrider status, attendance at membership meetings and by being up to date on dues.

Power will be shared through an elected 5 – 9 member coordinating committee that will select from its ranks rotating presiding officers. The coordinating committee will select issues, develop budgets, and develop strategies.

These decisions will be subject to member approval. Membership meetings will be held monthly.

The coordinating committee will have authority to appoint other working committees to build the organization and win issues.

Bus Riders Demand in Birmingham!



Birmingham Bus Riders Demand First Class Bus Service

Goal 1: Well Managed Excellent Bus Service

  • We Demand Well Maintained Buses!
  • We Demand Real Bus Schedules, Relentlessly on Time!

Goal 2: Additional Funding Streams

  • We Demand 30 Minute Headways On Well Coordinated Routes!
  • We Demand a Super Stop at 5 Points West!
  • We Demand Saturday &Sunday Service!


Improvement and Expansion of Public Transportation in Alabama” as an Arise Legislative Priority for 2015

July 24, 2014

Birmingham Bus Riders
c/o Greater Birmingham Ministries
2304 12th Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35234-3111

Birmingham Bus Riders Proposal for “Improvement and Expansion of Public Transportation in Alabama” as an Arise Legislative Priority for 2015

Presented to Alabama Arise for adoption as a Legislative Priority: Continue reading

Join Us!

With Rolanda Hollis at Central Station showing her commitment to First Class Transit.

With Rolanda Hollis at Central Station showing her commitment to First Class Transit.

We need you to get on the bus, to join the Birmingham Bus Riders whose purpose is :

  1. To fight for and win an improved and expanded public transit system for Greater Birmingham.
  2. To become improved individuals who are a part of a strong organization.
  3. To be a part of a creative supportive fellowship with ALL bus riders.

Join in with us today.

Greater Birmingham Ministries
Ms. Tari Williams,  205-326-6821 ex. 105
Mr. Butch Ferrell,  205-787-9227
Rev. Lawton Higgs, Sr.,  205-613-1858