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Alliance for Alabama's Infrastructure 

OUR ROADS. OUR FUTURE. OUR RESPONSIBILITY.

 

What is the Alliance for Alabama’s Infrastructure?

 

The Alliance for Alabama’s Infrastructure (AAI) is a grassroots advocacy coalition focused on fixing Alabama’s infrastructure crisis by identifying financially-responsible investments, reforms and long-term solutions for Alabama’s transportation infrastructure and communicating this message to policy makers and the public. By investing in Alabama’s infrastructure, we can repair existing roads and bridges and launch new priority projects which make our roads safer, generate economic growth and improve quality of life for all Alabamians.

The AAI includes founding members from the Business Council of Alabama, the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama, the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, 3M, the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, the Birmingham Business Alliance, the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, the Albertville Chamber of Commerce, the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce, the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, the Opelika Chamber of Commerce, the Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce, Lake Guntersville Chamber of Commerce, North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, the Alabama Retail Association, the Alabama Trucking Association, the Alabama Road Builders Association, the Economic Development Association of Alabama, the Association of County Commissions of Alabama, the Coalition for Regional Transportation, the Associated General Contractors, the Associated Builders and Contractors, the Alabama Asphalt Pavement Association, the American Association of Engineering Companies of Alabama, the American Society of Civil Engineers - Alabama Chapter, Alabama Bridge Contractors Association, the Coastal Alabama Partnership, Hunt Refining Company, Medical Association of Alabama, Marshall County Economic Development Council, Sain Associates, Mobile Asphalt Company, LLC., Wiregrass Construction Company, Inc., and the Alabama Concrete Industries Association. 

 

AAI Leadership 

The Alliance for Alabama's Infrastructure is led by a board of directors representing nearly every industry of Alabama’s economy, as well as every region of the state. These dedicated business leaders are the driving force behind AAI's efforts on being the state's leading advocate for a high-quality transportation system. 

 
 
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Drew Harrell

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

Jim Page CHAIRMAN President & CEO, The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama

Jim Page

CHAIRMAN

President & CEO, The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama

 

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Mike Thompson

Vice Chairman

President, Thompson Caterpillar

 

Jason Teter

Treasurer

Vice President of Finance, Vulcan Materials Company

 

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Billy Canary

Secretary

President & CEO, Business Council of Alabama

AAI Board of directors

Craig Fleming – Dunn Construction Company

Tim McCartney – McCartney Construction

Perry Hand – Volkert, Inc.

Jeff Coleman – Coleman Worldwide Moving

Alexia Borden – Alabama Power Company

Tommy Lee – Vulcan Inc.

Greg Brown – B.R. Williams Trucking Inc. 

Mike Kemp – Kemp Management Solutions

Spencer Weitman – National Cement Company of Alabama

Jerry McCarley – Garver Engineers LLC

Robin Wade – Wade Sand & Gravel Co.

Tim mullendore – Midsouth paving

Lee Gross – Ozark Striping Company

Major Ogilvie – Ready Mix USA, LLC - A CEMEX Company

Glenn Sisk – Coosa Valley Medical Center

Brandon Owens – wiregrass construction company, inc.

The Situation We Face

decreasing revenue
increasing construction costs
deteriorating roads and bridges
 

The Value of This Work

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PROTECTING OURSELVES & OUR CHILDREN

We must protect those closest to us by repairing dangerous roads.


 

INVESTING IN ALABAMA

Investing in our roads and bridges will enhance our economic prosperity. 


 

MAKING ALABAMA A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE

Easier access and less traffic improve our quality of life.

Resources and Studies

There have been numerous studies performed on different aspects of Alabama's transportation infrastructure system. Below you will find a few of the major studies done that layout the argument of why additional investment needs to be made into Alabama's transportation system. 

Alabama Transportation by the Numbers: Meeting the State’s Need for Safe, Smooth and Efficient Mobility

This 2017 report released by TRIP, a Washington, DC based national transportation organization, looks at Alabama's top transportation numbers such as costs to motorists for driving on roads and bridges that are deficient, congested or lack desirable safety features.

ASCE's 2015 Alabama Infrastructure Report Card

In 2015, the American Society of Civil Engineers released the Report Card for Alabama's Infrastructure which provides a comprehensive assessment of current infrastructure conditions and needs, assigning grades and making recommendations for how to raise the grades.

The Top 50 Highway Projects to Support Economic Growth and Quality of Life in Alabama

This 2016 report released by TRIP, a Washington, DC based national transportation organization, identifies Alabama’s 50 most needed transportation improvements to address deficient, crowded or congested roads, highways and bridges throughout the state.

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News & Updates

Jim Page: we can't afford potholes on the road to progress

This is Alabama | July 5, 2017

Lawmakers: state at critical juncture on infrastructure & education

Tuscaloosa News | July 6, 2017

Gov. Ivey: Trump's Infrastructure focus Good for Alabama; we must be ready

AL.com | June 12, 2017

Cullman Times editorial: Time to refuel roads

Cullman Times | February 19, 2017

Business leader urges greater investment in alabama roads and bridges

Cullman Times | February 18, 2017

Alliance for Alabama’s Infrastructure taps Bham execs for officer posts

Birmingham Business Journal | January 18, 2017

bca policy summit Panel discusses Alabama infrastructure issues and successes seen in other states

Business Council of Alabama  |  November 2, 2016

Alabama Mayors Call for Action on Transportation Infrastructure

BCA Today |  Apr. 6, 2016

BUSINESS LEADERS: WE MUST INVEST IN REPAIRING ALABAMA's INFRASTRUCTURE NOW!

AL.com |  Mar. 8, 2016

Connect With Us

 

Show your support for investing in Alabama's transportation infrastructure by emailing us at info@alabamaroads.org