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Birmingham City Council’s Efforts for Keeping Riders Safe Touted Nationally

PRESS RELEASE        Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Contact: Brittany Sharp

Phone: 205-254-2036

Cell: 205-721-5369

brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov

Birmingham, AL. – The Birmingham City Council is committed to keeping riders safe who use transportation services. Those efforts are being recognized nationally as three states have now requested to see the transportation code for the City of Birmingham. The code was recently updated as a part of efforts by Birmingham City Councilor Kim Rafferty, who serves as chair of the Transportation and Communications committee.

“As chair of the Transportation and Communications committee I am committed to continually looking at ways that we can ensure the safety of our citizens,” Councilor Rafferty said. “As transportation services increase, it is my hope that technology based companies will operate in our city but in a manner that aligns with our code that keeps citizens safe.”

In addition to the three states that have requested the code to use as a guide, local municipalities including the City of Tuscaloosa have also requested a copy of the code to look at ways that they can ensure the safety of their citizens. Councilor Rafferty is working closely with those municipalities to provide them with the information requested.

“As an elected official, it is my civic duty to keep citizens safe, and I am more than willing to share our efforts with others,” Councilor Rafferty said. ‘While the code has been recognized as one to follow, there are still efforts to improve the code so that additional businesses can operate in Birmingham.”

For more information, please contact Birmingham City Council Director of Public Information Brittany Sharp at 205.254.2036 or brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov.