Montgomery, Alabama – The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to consider an ordinance Wednesday to prohibit buses from using the bus terminal at Montgomery County’s Bus Terminal, where they stop at the bus station.
The Montgomery Bus Terminal currently serves the Montgomery Metro Transit system, which operates buses and trams to Montgomery, Huntsville, Montgomery, and Huntsville counties.
The ordinance will be voted on at the next meeting.
“It will be a violation of the constitutional rights of the people of Montgomery County to discriminate based on their religious beliefs,” said county Executive Stan Garnett.
“We need to be very clear that it’s against our laws and our constitution to discriminate against anybody based on a person’s religious beliefs.”
The Montgomery County Executive said he was pleased to hear the board had considered the issue and he hoped the ordinance would be the first step toward getting buses off the bus system.
“I think it is very good,” he said.
“I hope we can get it done by the end of this week.”
The ban, however, will only apply to buses that are operated by the Montgomery County Metropolitan Transit Authority (MCTMTA).
“The County Board was made aware of the Montgomery Bus Station Ordinance and is currently reviewing the matter,” a spokesperson for the MTA said.
“We have no further comment,” a statement from MCTMTA said.