Public Transportation

LWVAL Action Priority Level III - Issues identified by LWVAL Advocacy Committee and/or State Board or Local Leagues. Monitoring occurs; action dependent on opportunity and available resources.

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LWVAL has taken a position on this bill:

green-right-arrow.jpgthumbs_up_icon.jpgHB10 - Alabama Public Transportation Trust Fund, established, ADECA required to administer trust fund; Public Transportation Trust Fund Advisory Committee, created.

Sponsor(s): Representative Williams (Jack)

Synopsis: Alabama Public Transportation Act. Alabama Public Transportation Trust Fund, established, ADECA required to administer trust fund; Public Transportation Trust Fund Advisory Committee, created. ADECA must adopt rules, make annual reports, conduct a public transportation needs assessment, enter into contracts, conduct audits and award grants.


League Action and Justification: Support. LWVAL position favors adequate funding for public transit and this is a first step.

Bill Progress in Legislature:

01/09/2018 - Read for the first time and referred to the House Committee on Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure (TU&I).

LWVAL is monitoring this bill:

green-right-arrow.jpgHB25 - Transportation Commission, established, five members appt from five regions of dept, duties, compensation, appointment of Transportation Department director, department not subject to Budget Management Act, Secs. 23-1-21, 23-1-21.2 am'd.

Sponsor(s): Representative Pringle (R)

Synopsis: Amend Ala. Code 23-1-21 and 23-1-21.2: establish a State Transportation Commission (and requirements and duties thereof) This looks like a complete revamping of the Dept of Transportation but does not provide specific supports for public transit. Under existing law, the Department of Transportation is under the direction of the director who is appointed by the Governor. This bill would create the State Transportation Commission composed of five members appointed by the Governor from the five regions of the Department of Transportation to coordinate and develop the activities of the department.


League Action and Justification: Monitor to see what specifics emerge.
Bill Progress in Legislature:

01/09/2018 - Read for the first time and referred to the House Committee on Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure (TU&I).



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