Birmingham City Council considering paying off Fairfield Bus debt

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FAIRFIELD, Ala. (WIAT) — The City of Birmingham is continuing to talk about bailing Fairfield out of its financial crisis.

But some city councilors have mixed feelings about stepping in to keep the max bus service rolling.

“On one hand, I feel like if we help Fairfield, then the other cities are going to say, ‘We’re not able to pay, so are you going to help us?’” said Sheila Tyson, Birmingham City Councilperson. “Then on the other hand, I believe in citizens, and I know how it feels not to have transportation.”

Max Bus Service in Fairfield is scheduled to end July 5, as the city owes the transit authority $545,000.

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