The Year Ahead for Transit in Birmingham

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Back of a bus

Ashley Cleek,WBHM

Birmingham’s bus system has long struggled. But leaders with the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority believe 2017 could be a pivotal year — one that steers the system down a better road. We talk about what’s ahead in this week’s Magic City Marketplace.

Andrew Yeager

Host/Reporter



Magic City Marketplace

Birmingham is big business and small. But whatever the size of the operation, the marketplace is connected by people who have to grapple with numbers and projections and spin. We try and slice through the psychobabble that can be business news with a weekly discussion of who's up and who's down, why the market reacts a certain way or what a business closing or opening means to you.

Property Values Jump in Birmingham’s Parkside District
05-22-2017

Birmingham’s Parkside District has seen the highest increase in property values among the city’s redeveloping neighborhoods.

JeffCo Judge Overturns Alabama’s Workers’ Compensation Law
05-15-2017

Birmingham Business Journal editor Ty West discusses a Jefferson County judge’s decision overturning the state’s workers’ compensation law.

The Next Wave of Downtown Birmingham Development
05-8-2017

Birmingham Business Journal editor Ty West discusses buildings that could potentially form a new wave of redevelopment in downtown.

Ratings Agency Downgrades Birmingham’s Credit Rating
05-1-2017

Ratings agency Fitch downgrades Birmingham’s credit rating.

More Venture Capital Flowing into Birmingham
04-24-2017

The Birmingham Business Journal’s Ty West discusses the increase in venture capital deals around Birmingham.