WEST ALABAMAREGIONAL COMMISSION
WARC publishes traffic count brochures for every county in the region. The traffic counts are provided by the Alabama Department of Transportation. WARC produces the maps and compiles the spreadsheets. The brochures are usually updated annually. Other county traffic counts are available in the West Alabama RPO Documents section.
The Federal Highway Administration requires Metropolitan Planning Organizations to publish a list of projects that were authorized in the previous fiscal year and involved federal highway or transit funds. A project is considered authorized when a funding contract has been completed. The authorized project list includes those projects from Tuscaloosa County funded in fiscal year 2016, which ran from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016.
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan serves as a guide for improving bicycle and pedestrian activity in Tuscaloosa County. The plan includes construction, education, promotion, and policy projects intended to integrate bicycle and pedestrian travel into the existing transportation environment.
The plan was initiated by the MPO in order to facilitate the development of their transportation plans and programs. However, due to the fact that many of the proposed projects fall outside of the authority of the MPO, the MPO intended other agencies and governments to use the plan. The current plan was adopted in 2012.
The purpose of a long-range transportation plan is to budget transportation funds over a 20-year plus time period so that future transportation demand can be met. The Tuscaloosa Area MPO is required to update the long-range transportation plan every five years. The MPO is required to balance proposed projects against expected revenue. The focus of the MPO's plan is on federally funded highway and transit projects. However all modes of transportation are considered, regardless of funding source.
Interactive Map of Projects
The appendices contain background and technical information that shaped the long-range transportation plan.
The MPO committees will review and potentially approve the model at their February 2017 meetings. The model will be used to develop traffic forecasts for the 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan.
The MPO Bylaws outline how the transportation planning process works by listing the responsibilities of the committees and the process coordinator, establishing the limitations of each committee, detailing the membership of each committee, and by outlining the organization and meeting structure.
This document describes the public participation goals and strategies of the MPO. The document also outlines performance measures that the MPO uses to grade its public involvement efforts.
The PIP includes the MPO's Title VI Program and Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan.
The Record of Public Involvement documents the public involvement activities of the Tuscaloosa Area MPO for a given fiscal year. The document includes news releases, legal ads, newspaper articles, the minutes of the MPO Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee, and other items related to public participation.
The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a short-range plan composed of a prioritized list of transportation projects. The TIP covers a four-year period. Generally projects on the TIP are taken from the current long-range transportation plan. The TIP is redeveloped every four years and is financially constrained.
The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) represents the budget and work tasks necessary to accomplish and maintain the transportation planning process within the Tuscaloosa study area. The UPWP is developed to coordinate transportation and related planning activities for a cooperative, continuing, and comprehensive planning process.
The primary objective of the UPWP is the development of an integrated planning program which considers the planning activities of each modal group and coordinates these activities to produce a total transportation plan serving all segments of the population. The MPO updates the UPWP annually.
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