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.
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.
President & CEO, The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama
President, Thompson Caterpillar
Vice President of Finance, Vulcan Materials Company
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.
David Church – Midsouth Materials
Lee Gross – Ozark Striping Company
Major Ogilvie – Ready Mix USA, LLC - A CEMEX Company
Glenn Sisk – Coosa Valley Medical Center
The Situation We Face
The Value of This Work
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.
News & Updates
This is Alabama | July 5, 2017
Lawmakers: state at critical juncture on infrastructure & education
Tuscaloosa News | July 6, 2017
AL.com | June 12, 2017
Cullman Times | February 19, 2017
Cullman Times | February 18, 2017
Birmingham Business Journal | January 18, 2017
Business Council of Alabama | November 2, 2016
BCA Today | Apr. 6, 2016
AL.com | Mar. 8, 2016
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