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.

Professional Soccer League Eyeing Birmingham
07-17-2017

A professional soccer league is eyeing Birmingham for expansion.

Industry Report says Birmingham Needs More Apartments
07-10-2017

An industry report says Birmingham will need more apartment construction to meet demand through 2030.

New Report: Lack of Regional Cooperation Hinders Birmingham’s Growth
07-3-2017

Birmingham Business Journal’s Ty West talks about one of the biggest factors hindering Birmingham’s growth, a lack of regional cooperation.

Proposed Tower Would Rise Above Birmingham’s Five Points South
06-19-2017

City leaders have given conditional approval for a 17-story tower in Birmingham’s Five Points South neighborhood.

Business Community Concerned about I-20/59 Bridge Project
06-12-2017

The I-20/59 bridge replacement project has Birmingham’s business community concerned as investors and developers work to revitalize the area in and around downtown. We talk more about that in this week’s Magic City Marketplace.