Addressing Alabama’s Transportation Infrastructure: Roads and Bridges
In the year 2040, Alabamians will take stock of their transportation network and how it provides for economic growth and quality of life. They will look back on decisions made in 2019 by Alabama’s citizens, business community and Legislature.
Exotic and disruptive innovations such as automated and autonomous vehicles, networked ridesharing, and cars and trucks communicating electronically with each other and the roadside are moving through research and development phases into real-world testing and eventual deployment. However, infrastructure demand for the next 20 years is expected to focus on well-constructed and maintained roads and bridges with sufficient capacity and consideration for safety to enable efficient freight and passenger movement across the state.