Ride the Line
Ride the Line was the name of the bus service provided by the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) for persons attending the 2022 World Games. The service ran from July 7 through July 17, 2022, along five separate routes radiating out from The Hub at The Plaza adjacent to Protective Stadium with 20-30 minute headways. The service was announced on May 23, 2022 as a partnership between the The World Games 2022, the City of Birmingham and the BJCTA, and fares were not charged to ride the service.
The buses were all wrapped in World Games themed vinyl, and each featured a radio or video screen with a welcome message from Randall Woodfin. The routes were designed to take spectators from remote parking areas to the various facilities utilized as venues for the World Games throughout Birmingham.
- Blue Line – Route ran between The Hub and Legion Field. The service ran from 9 am to midnight.
- Green Line – This was a loop route that connected The Hub with Avondale Park and Sloss Furnaces. It generally followed 22nd Street North, 1st Avenue North, 20th Street South, 4th Avenue South, and 5th Avenue South. The service ran from 9 am to midnight.
- Yellow Line – This was an east-west route that connected the Birmingham CrossPlex, Railroad Park, Powell Steam Plant, The Hub, and Sloss Furnaces. It generally followed 1st Avenue North, 1st Avenue South, and 5th Avenue South. The service ran from 7 am to 11 pm.
- Red Line – This was a north-south route that connected Downtown Homewood, Vulcan Park, Five Points South, and The Hub. It generally followed 20th Street South and 20th Street North. The service ran from 7 am to 11 pm.
- Ride the Line at the 2022 World Games official website
- Ruppert, Tristan (May 23, 2022) "World Games introduces “Ride the Line” shuttle service for fans." WBRC
- Womack, Camille (July 5, 2022) "Ride the Line, the transit system for The World Games 2022—here’s what you need to know." BhamNow
- "Fans Going to The World Games 2022 Can ‘Ride the Line’." City of Birmingham Press Release