When the members of the Alabama Trucking Association got together recently to vote on whether to support a 10-cent increase in the state's fuel tax, Frank Filgo received his mandate. All 65 members of the Alabama Trucking Association voted "Yes." They represent 54 trucking-related companies in the state, all of which will be affected by any fuel tax hike.
MONTGOMERY - The Alabama House of Representatives is set to enter debate before taking a final vote Friday on HB 2, the Rebuild Alabama bill. The House will gavel in at 10:30 a.m. after HB 1, HB 2 and HB 3 unanimously advanced from the Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure Committee and received their second readings Thursday afternoon.
"All in," is how one member of Gov. Kay Ivey's inner-circle describes the governor's commitment to revitalizing Alabama's aging infrastructure. In many ways, Ivey is echoing President Donald Trump's pledge to, "[B]uild gleaming new roads, bridges, highways, railways, and waterways all across our land."
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - An analysis of Alabama's roads and bridges by researchers at The University of Alabama provides future scenarios for the state of transportation infrastructure that vary based on funding. The report, " Addressing Alabama's Transportation Infrastructure: Roads and Bridges," informs state leaders about the impact of potential approaches to funding the state's roads and bridges.
President Donald Trump, in his second State of the Union address, called for a bipartisan infrastructure push on Tuesday night. "Both parties should be able to unite for a great rebuilding of America's crumbling infrastructure," Trump told Congress and government leaders.
Gov. Kay Ivey pledged to push for funding for infrastructure and new prison construction shortly after being sworn-in as governor on Monday. And in a possible reflection of the challenges ahead in pursuing those goals, Ivdey called for a spirit of bipartisanship in moving the state forward.
Keeping competitive advantage for Alabama, infrastructure key targets for economic developers Alabama's economic developers say they will support two legislative measures this year that will address significant issues that affect recruitment and retention of industry in the state. Most pressing is a bill to prevent site consultants from having to register as lobbyists under the state's ethics laws
After announcing the merger of their respective organizations late last year, the formerly Greater Shelby and South Shelby County Chambers of Commerce held their first Chamber Connections Luncheon under their new name - the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.
By Jim Page, president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama We don't often think of it this way, but roads are an incredibly important part of our daily lives.
By members of the Alliance for Alabama's Infrastructure (AAI), a grassroots advocacy coalition that promotes financially-responsible investment in Alabama's roads and infrastructure. The Alliance monitors the needs of Alabama's transportation network, communicates those needs to the public and identifies opportunities to make immediate, critical improvements.
The need for infrastructure improvements and advancements across the State of Alabama is critical. The deterioration of our roads, bridges, waterways, and ports hinders public safety, economic growth, and quality of life.
Oh, you want more taxes? Don't we all mutter that when elected officials come forward with a plan to build or improve something in our community or state? In Alabama, rejecting taxes or tax increases is common practice. But not in every case.
Roads and bridges lead to many places in a practical sense. But in great portions of Alabama, infrastructure is often a road to nowhere. Establishing and maintaining a viable infrastructure was the theme of Friday's Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce Community Luncheon.
Alliance for Alabama's Infrastructure taps Bham execs for officer posts - Birmingham Business Journal
The Alliance for Alabama's Infrastructure, or AAI, this week announced its new officers and appointed its first executive director. Elected to serve in AAI board leadership are: Chairman, Jim Page, president and CEO, The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama Vice Chairman, Mike Thompson, president, Thompson Tractor Treasurer, Jason Teter, vice president of finance, Vulcan Materials Company Secretary, William Canary, president and CEO, Business Council of Alabama.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Business Council of Alabama's Pathways to Policy Summit on Alabama's Future held Oct. 27-28 at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel shined a spotlight on Alabama's dwindling infrastructure resources and its effect on job recruiting.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The mayors of Alabama's five largest cities gathered today in Montgomery where they called on state leaders to support efforts to improve transportation infrastructure in Alabama. The mayors from Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa said state legislators must identify funding for construction of new bridges, roads and highways as well as maintenance and repairs on existing infrastructure.