ClasTran News

Administrative Office Closing Until Further Notice

Owen Thomas Innovation Manager, ClasTran • March 18, 2020

In an abundance of caution, we are closing our administrative office until further notice; however, our staff will work remotely to ensure operations continue to deliver meals to our senior citizens and to provide public transportation for those who rely on it most heavily.

To schedule a ride, please call: 205-325-8787
To purchase tickets, please call: 205-774-0486

Press Release:

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

“Nutrition program is ongoing despite Senior Centers closure”
Birmingham, AL— March 17, 2020, ClasTran is a nonprofit (501-C-3) corporation that provides
quality and affordable transportation for those who are 60+ or have a qualifying disability.
United Way of Central Alabama, M4A and Clastran are collaborating to make sure seniors and
those most vulnerable to Coronavirus (COVID-19) receive their nutritious meals despite the
indefinite closing of most senior centers in Jefferson and Shelby counties. “It is imperative to
make sure we take care of our seniors who reside in Birmingham, Shelby and Jefferson
County and still provide quality service, follow through on all promises, and set
expectations,” stated Shari Spencer – ClasTran’s Interim Executive Director. ClasTran’s
drivers are going above & beyond to ensure the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) sanitation and hygienic recommendations are met for the non-transmittal of
Coronavirus (COVID-19) or any other contagious disease. “Our buses are disinfected before
& after departing the garage and during trips. Drivers are wearing gloves, frequently using
hand sanitizer, and encouraging all riders to follow the CDC guidelines. It is mandatory
because our top priority is the well-being of our senior citizens and the general public.” –

For more information, press only:

Shari Spencer
(205) 873-8170

Open Letter to Riders:

March 12, 2020

Greetings ClasTran Rider,

This letter is to provide you information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak our society is experiencing. To prevent widespread of this and any contagious diseases to other clients, we recommend that you stay home if experiencing flu or cold symptoms. To decide whether you should utilize our shared transportation, please consider the following guidelines.

Stay home and seek a medical professional for treatment and observation if you have any of these symptoms:

• Fever‐greater than 100°F – you should stay home until at least 24 hours after fever reduces. This should be determined without the use of fever‐reducing medicines (any medicine that contains ibuprofen or acetaminophen).
• Vomiting (even once)
• Diarrhea
• Chills
• General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches
• Frequent congested (wet) or croup cough
• Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose
• To help prevent the flu and other colds, practice good hygiene habits:
-Wash hands frequently
-Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth
-Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing.
-Using a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick

Colds and influenza are the most contagious during the first 48 hours. Anyone has a fever should remain at home until they are “fever free” for a minimum of 24 hours. Often when you awake with vague complaints (the way colds and flu begin), it is wise to observe your symptoms at home for an hour or two before deciding whether to go out. You should be physically able to participate in your usual activities to resume ridership. Staying at home while ill will help minimize the spread of infections and viruses on the vehicle. It is recommended everyone get a seasonal flu vaccine each year. You need this season’s influenza vaccine to protect against the influenza viruses most likely to circulate and cause illness this season.

Thank you in advance for helping to keep everyone healthy as possible.



Notice: Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors

Owen Thomas Innovation Manager, ClasTran • February 20, 2020

Notice is now given for the regular meeting of the Board of Directors:

Date: Friday, March 27, 2020
Time: 9:00 am
Where: 530 Beacon Parkway, Suite 600 | Birmingham, AL 35209
PURPOSE: Regular Business

For additional information and/or questions please contact Shari Spencer at (205) 325-8787 ext. 246 or by email at

Notice: ClasTran Advisory Committee Meeting

Owen Thomas Innovation Manager, ClasTran • April 8, 2019

Notice: ClasTran Advisory Committee Meeting

Notice is now given for the following meeting of the ClasTran Advisory Committee.

Date: Monday, April 22, 2019
Time: 10:00 am
Where: 530 Beacon Parkway, Suite 600 / Birmingham, AL 35209
PURPOSE: Organizational Meeting

For additional information and/or questions please contact LaTanya Millhouse at (205) 706-3671 or by email at

ClasTran Transports Hundreds to Annual Thanksgiving Outreach

Owen Thomas Operations Coordinator, ClasTran • November 21, 2018

I Cared Enough 2018Camille McNeal, Data Entry Clerk, and Shari Spencer, Assistant Executive Director of ClasTran (Photos: Owen Thomas)

ClasTran provided paratransit services to hundreds of senior citizens attending the “I Cared Enough” event which took place at the Bill Harris Arena on Tuesday, November 20th. “I Cared Enough” is an annual, city-wide Thanksgiving outreach that provides a hot meal, entertainment, and many free services to the poor in Birmingham, Alabama. Free groceries, free clothes, and free medical screenings were just some of the services provided. ClasTran is proud to provide better access to events like these for the elderly and disabled in Jefferson County.

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