The Magic City Connector is a new idea for public transportation in Birmingham, AL. By utilizing a cable car, or gondola lift, we can make public transportation between popular hot spots fun, convenient, and affordable.


The proposed location is to initially connect downtown Homewood to 5 Points South by going over Red Mountain. A stop will be located in downtown Homewood, Vulcan Park on Red Mountain, and then 5 Points South. The Magic City Connector could then continue down 20th Street with stops near the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Rail Road Park, the Financial District, and finally terminating at the BJCC adjacent to the new Entertainment District that is under construction.


On the south side of downtown Birmingham sits Red Mountain. Red Mountain is a physical barrier keeping the great communities of downtown from connecting with those just south of downtown. Both downtown Homewood and 5 Points South are exciting, walkable areas, and while the distance between the two is short, all pedestrian traffic is impeded by Red Mountain. The Magic City Connector would bring together these two great communities in both a fun and efficient manner.