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ALDOT's goal is to provide a safe, efficient, environmentally sound inter-modal transportation system for all users, especially the taxpayers of Alabama. It is also to also facilitate economic and social development and prosperity through the efficient movement of people and goods and to facilitate inter-modal connections
within Alabama. ALDOT must also demand excellence in transportation and be involved promoting adequate funding to promote and maintain Alabama's transportation infrastructure.

The Department is organized into nine geographic regions called Divisions, with a Central Office located in Montgomery. The Central Office is organized into the Office of the Transportation Director and the Office of the Chief Engineer with Bureaus and Divisions reporting to the Chief Engineer. Additionally, the Department has several other boards and committees that operate either within a bureau or as a cooperative effort among several bureaus and/or divisions.

For more information, visit www.dot.state.al.us.
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ALDOT Works to Design a Statewide Transportation Plan

ABC 33/40: Today, roads through and around Birmingham are crowded and make many dread the commute. "Every day it is a struggle. You have to slow down. There are a lot of potholes. There are some places where the 18-wheelers have rolled and made the roads uneven" said Robinson. "The construction and lanes change, as you are driving straight, into different directions," said Carolita Smith. Like those two drivers, the Alabama Department of Transportation wants you to have a better drive. Engineers are working to see where people will be going and how they'll get there twenty five years from now.

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ALDOT Joins Waze Connected Citizens Program
ALDOT announced a data sharing partnership with Waze (http://www.waze.com), the free, real time crowd sourced navigation app powered by the world’s largest community of drivers. Designed as a free, two way data share of publicly available traffic information, the Connected Citizens Program promotes greater efficiency, deeper insights and safer roads for citizens of Alabama along with 69 other partners around the world. ALDOT is the first in Alabama to join the Waze Connected Citizens Program.

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ALDOT Launches ALGOtraffic.com

 

MONTGOMERY– Today the Alabama Department of Transportation launched ALGOtraffic.com to help motorists plan their route on Alabama highways before they hit the road. ALGOtraffic.com is a website that consolidates up-to-the minute traffic information, road conditions and work zone updates in one convenient location.

 

“We are pleased that ALDOT now has a new tool in ALGOtraffic.com to improve the safety and reliability of Alabama’s transportation network,” said Allison Green, Drive Safe Alabama coordinator with ALDOT. “The features we’re providing can help travelers avoid congestion and have a safer drive to their destinations.”

 

The home screen for ALGOtraffic.com is a map of Alabama where users can zoom into Birmingham, Mobile or Montgomery maps for road information specific to those areas. Additional features and geographic coverage will be added to ALGOtraffic.com during 2016.

 

From the menu on the left side of the screen, users can select which details they want to see, including:

 

  • Traffic cameras
  • Electronic highway information signs
  • Incident information
  • Road construction updates
  • Highway travel speeds

 

ALDOT asks motorists to use ALGOtraffic.com responsibly. Drivers should “know before you go!” by checking traffic conditions before leaving for their destination. Motorists should never text, tweet, or use a mobile device while operating a vehicle.

 

ALDOT's mission is to provide a safe, efficient, environmentally and economically sound transportation network across Alabama. For further information, visit www.dot.state.al.us.

 

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You can find the new site here: https://algotraffic.com/atis/html/index.html

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Allison Green

ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Media & Community Relations Bureau

Montgomery, Alabama

334-353-6534 Office

greena@dot.state.al.us

 

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SHSP
What is the SHSP? The SHSP is a statewide-coordinated safety plan that provides a comprehensive framework for reducing highway fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads. It is during the SHSP process that statewide goals, objectives, and key emphasis areas are established. The four E's of highway safety - engineering, education, enforcement and emergency medical services (EMS)-must be considered during this process. To read more about the SHSP, click here.
June Safety Spotlight
During the next few months we will see an increase in travel as families schedule vacation periods to enjoy their summer months. We are requesting that all Safety Advocates remind them to remember these basic safe driving tips:

1. Always wearing your safety belt
2. Obey the speed limit
3. Always Drive Sober
4. Prior to any travel, get adequate rest!
5. Drive without Distractions (texting, cell phone, etc...)

It is important that we share this message with our agencies, co-workers, the community and our family members. In addition, June is National Rail Safety Awareness Month. ALDOT, Operation Lifesaver and a host of federal, state and local safety advocates will join forces to promote the importance of this highway-rail grade crossing safety campaign. Please see all the activities planned for this month on the actual Safety Calendar.

Last year, preliminary data reveals that 85 crashes involve trains. There were 45 injuries and 5 fatalities in Alabama and unfortunately, Alabama is ranked 6th among the top 15 states with the highest number of highway-rail grade crossing collisions in 2013.
Interstate Signs to Inform Drivers
February 14, 2014 -- A network of message signs along Interstate 65 will soon give drivers timely updates on travel conditions. The seven signs will convey road conditions, travel times, law enforcement bulletins and other information beneficial to drivers, said Rebecca Leigh White, spokeswoman for the Alabama Department of Transportation. The project costs $2.1 million and the signs should go online by April 30. The boards will be able to display information in color she said. READ MORE
Many Who Die In Crashes Don't Wear Seat Belts, Studies Show
Bob McLeod remembers the Father’s Day of 1991. That night, he received a call from a woman who told him his son had been in a car accident. His son’s head and face had gone through his windshield because he hadn’t been wearing his seat belt. “When we got to him, he was on the side of the road, and his face looked like somebody had taken an axe to it,” the 67-year-old said. READ MORE