Category: Plans

  • August 23rd, 2023

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) has announced its recipients for the 2023 Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Grant Program. This year’s funding totaled $1.2 million and will support projects in Dothan, Gadsden, Montgomery County, Phenix City and Wedowee. The grants are awarded to help Alabama be ready as more electric vehicles are purchased […]

  • August 14th, 2023

This report examines the potential social and economic benefits of autonomous vehicles (AVs). The U.S. and global markets for AVs will be extensive, and companies in the United States, China, Japan, and elsewhere are competing to develop and market them. The appeal and benefits of AVs rest on their potential to sharply reduce traffic accidents, […]

  • June 29th, 2023

A proposal led by The University of Alabama (UA) to strengthen the Deep South’s role in production and support of electric vehicles (EVs) was selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for further development. As automakers bring more EVs into production, add more computational power and continue to integrate automation, the entire transportation ecosystem must change to meet new […]

  • June 16th, 2023

Owners of General Motors’ electric vehicles will have access to Tesla’s Supercharger network, the companies announced Thursday, two weeks after Tesla struck a similar deal with Ford. Why it matters: It’s a landmark deal that could jump-start EV adoption. Driving the news: GM said it will adopt Tesla’s connector design into its EVs beginning in 2025. Read […]

  • January 18th, 2023

As you may have been informed in August 2022, an interdisciplinary faculty team consisting of 11 faculty and staff won a $10 million (20% cost share) Federal Transit Award grant for electrifying the Crimson Ride Transit bus fleet:,for%20the%20electric%20vehicle%20ecosystem. The award will enable the purchase of eight electric buses, medium and high power charging stations and […]

  • July 1st, 2021

A variety of traffic safety events take place each year, and NHTSA compiles them into two helpful PDF calendars. Discover the 2020 events and learn how you can get involved! Stay informed with the latest NHTSA/TSM calendars. Download the 2022 NHTSA Communications Calendar

  • August 12th, 2020

In the interest of the safety of our stakeholders, the Alabama Transportation Assistance Program at Auburn University and ALDOT’s Office of Safety Operations have concluded that the 2020 Alabama Road Safety Conference will be a virtual event.  Registration and program information will be available soon. Alabama Transportation Assistance Program 202 Ramsay Hall, Auburn AL 36849 […]

  • July 14th, 2020

In this issue… What’s new? State departments of transportation put pedestrian safety into context Considerations for developing a local safety policy or program Roadway safety analysis videos: from basic to advanced application of the predictive method and crash modification factors 2019 Safety Discipline Award Winners Data and analysis Update on pedestrian and bicycle crash analysis […]