Traffic Counts

West Alabama RPO Documents

The purpose of this plan is (1) to determine transit gaps and coordination opportunities among publicly funded, human services transportation programs in west Alabama and (2) to develop strategies to address the identified gaps and coordination issues. This plan did not evaluate transit service provided by the different agencies. Instead it examined transit deficiencies and coordination issues for each county and the entire region.

The public can comment on the draft transit plan at any MPO or RPO committee meeting, by mail (P.O. Box 509, Northport, AL 35476-0509), by e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), by telephone (205-333-2990, x 213), or by fax (205-333-2713). Public comments regarding the transit plan will be accepted until July 28, 2017.

The Bylaws of the West Alabama Rural Planning Organization outline the general policies of the rural planning organization. The Bylaws provide detailed information regarding the membership and responsibilities of each committee as well as meeting procedures.

The purpose of the RPO plan is to document the long-range transportation needs of west Alabama as identified by the elected and appointed officials in the area. The plan should help local governments address and prioritize their transportation needs. The plan should also help the ALDOT develop the statewide plan and Statewide Transportation Improvement Program and schedule the construction of transportation projects based on their limited budget. However, this plan is strictly advisory. No funds have been set aside to undertake any of the strategies or projects included in this plan.

This document describes the public participation goals and strategies of the RPO. The document also outlines performance measures that the RPO will use to monitor its public involvement efforts.

The Record of Public Involvement documents the public involvement activities of the West Alabama RPO for a given fiscal year. The document includes news releases, legal ads, newspaper articles, the minutes of the RPO Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee, and other items related to public participation.

The summary document provides a brief overview of the West Alabama Rural Transportation Planning Process. The document is intended to serve as educational and reference tool for the government officials and interested individuals. The document includes the agreement between ALDOT and WARC, relevant federal regulations, bylaws, and membership list.

The RPO Work Program represents the budget and work tasks necessary to accomplish and maintain the transportation planning process within the West Alabama study area. The Work Program is developed to coordinate transportation and related planning activities for a cooperative, continuing, and comprehensive planning process. The RPO updates the Work Program annually.

The public can comment on the draft transit plan at any MPO or RPO committee meeting, by mail (P.O. Box 509, Northport, AL 35476-0509), by e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), by telephone (205-333-2990, x 213), or by fax (205-333-2713). Public comments regarding the transit plan will be accepted until July 28, 2017.

Seven public meetings to review the transit plan have been scheduled in west Alabama.

  1. Bibb County - July 24, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - Brent City Hall, 22 1st Street, Brent, AL
  2. Fayette County - July 25, 2017, 5:00 p.m. - Fayette County Commission Chamber, 103 1st Avenue NW, Fayette, AL
  3. Greene County - July 27, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - James C. Poole Library, 219 Prairie Avenue, Eutaw, AL
  4. Hale County - July 18, 2017, 5:00 p.m. - Moundville Library, 279 Market Street, Moundville, AL
  5. Lamar County - July 20, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - Lamar County Commission Chamber, 44690 Highway 17, Vernon, AL
  6. Pickens County - July 27, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - Pickens County Commission Chamber, 20 Phoenix Avenue, Carrollton, AL
  7. Tuscaloosa County - July 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - Tuscaloosa Intermodal Center, 601 23rd Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL

The public meetings will include a formal review of the plan by the MPO and RPO staff as well as a question and answer session. Copies of the plan will be available at the meeting. Meeting attendees will also be given an opportunity to complete comment forms or to provide tape-recorded comments.

The MPO is scheduled to adopt the draft plan at their August 28, 2017 meeting and the RPO is scheduled to adopt it at their August 4, 2017 meeting. Prior to adopting the plan, the MPO and RPO will review all comments from the public and make changes to the plan if warranted. If major revisions are required the public will be given another opportunity to inspect the plan.

The meetings are open to the public. Anyone requiring special assistance should contact the WARC at least 48 hours prior to the day of the meeting. For special assistance call the WARC at 333-2990.