The City of Birmingham’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project is key in a series of public transit initiatives meant to enhance quality-of-life, drive economic activity and increase mobility for citizens and visitors alike. The BRT project will connect a ten-mile corridor of downtown Birmingham, providing improved safety, economic competitiveness and environmental sustainability. The city brought in Wendel to perform services for the design of 12 BRT stations along the route plus two terminus stations that anchor each end. The in-line stations are designed to provide a number of features, such as shelter with lighting designed to serve the expected number of riders while accommodating for future growth, while the terminus station include indoor passenger waiting and accommodate the fixed route service as well as BRT. All stations were designed to project the BRT service image, while fixed signage clearly displays stop identification, maps and schedule information. Benches, leaning rails, bike racks and pedestrian scaled lighting ensure a comfortable and convenient experience for all riders.
The Wendel team performed a variety of services for the City of Birmingham, including management and coordination, community outreach support, preliminary and advanced engineering and design, as well as post-design services. The BRT is expected to begin service in 2020.