Department of Transportation, Alabama

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The Department of Transportation is an agency in Alabama.

The purpose of the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is to provided a "safe, efficient, environmentally sound intermodal transportation system" to Alabama taxpayers and other users. ALDOT is also responsible for promoting the economic and social development of the region through the effective movement of people and goods.[1]

Budget

Recent budget information is not posted on the ALDOT website, but can be accessed on the official Alabama government website.[2]

Fiscal Year 2012 requested funds:

Source of Funds Amount Change from Prior Year
Public Road and Bridge Fund $501,780,736 $20,523,156
Federal Aid Receipts $720,000,000 $ -
Federal Stimulus Funds $0 $ -
Airport Development Fund $2,283,201 $367,906
Federal Aviation Receipts $29,037,480 $367,906
Total $1,253,101,417 $20,523,156

ALDOT also received American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds.[3]

Division Amount
Highway Infrastructure $513,692,083
Transit $46,386,696

Programs

The Bureaus and Divisions in ALDOT include Aeronautics, Air Transportation, Bridge, County Transportation, Construction, Design, Construction, Maintenance, Materials and Tests, Media and Community Relations, Modal Programs, and Transportation Planning.[4]

ALDOT currently has five road projects underway: I-85 Extension Study ($100 million), US 98 - Mobile County ($85 and $100 million), US 231 - Dothan, Progress 20, Progress 59, Progress 65.[5]

The Department also sponsors the Summer Youth Program, which is intended to introduce junior high high school students to transportation careers.[6]

Transparency

Staff phone numbers but not email addresses are provided.[7] General contact information for the departments and its sub-divisions is available.[8]

Public records request, audits, and pay grade/benefits information for leaders is not disclosed.

Requests for proposals and public meeting information is provided.[6]

Project information and documents are posted, as well as federal and state contracts.[9][10]

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