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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 the      ALDOT Homepage.
ALDOT Now Providing Roadside Assistance along Montgomery Highways
AL.com: The Alabama Department of Transportation is working to protect motorists and minimize traffic congestion in the case of a crash, stalled vehicle or unsafe road conditions along Interstate 65 in the Montgomery area through the Alabama Service and Assistance Patrol (ASAP).

ALDOT first introduced ASAP in Birmingham and then added the program in Mobile before introducing the program in Montgomery. ASAP is focused on minimizing traffic congestion and helping stranded motorists get to a safe location off the road.

In 2016, 13 percent of all victims of interstate highway deaths in Alabama were those standing or walking in the roadway or shoulder, according to ALDOT statistics.

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ALDOT Interstate Safety Service Now in Tuscaloosa

TuscaloosaNews.com: Should trouble arise, interstate motorists in the Tuscaloosa area now have a free helping hand courtesy of the Alabama Department of Transportation.

The aid is coming from ALDOT’s Alabama Service and Assistance Patrol (ASAP) program, which is now available to Interstate 20/59 drivers in the 18-mile stretch between the exits for Interstate 359 and Mercedes-Benz U.S. International.

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ALDOT Installs Message Boards, Traffic Cameras
Times Daily: Three dynamic message boards have been located along key highways in Florence and Tuscumbia, and contractors continue to install new traffic cameras throughout the Shoals. The Alabama Department of Transportation is waiting for power to be connected to the boards on Florence Boulevard near the Huntsville Road intersection, and Florence Boulevard near Tune Avenue in Florence. In addition to providing traffic information, the boards also will show weather information and Amber Alerts. The boards are part of a $1,339,651 technology improvement project that includes additional traffic cameras and battery backups for major intersections.

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ALDOT Safety Data Access Guidebook June 2016
The guidebook is organized into three main sections:

  1. A policy section with an overview of the legal and policy implications of the reporting of safety data.
  2. A data access section providing information on how to access safety data via the Critical Analysis Reporting Environment (CARE) database.
  3. A display section with approved examples on how safety data can be displayed, when necessary, on web sites, in planning documents, and in other venues.
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New ALDOT Plan Aims to Improve Pedestrian and Bicycle Access

The Alabama Department of Transportation is hoping to roll out a new plan to make the state more bicycle and pedestrian friendly. ALDOT's new Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan hopes to address the concerns made by the general population by creating a strategic framework.

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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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