Rural Transportation

The SCADC administers the South Central Alabama Rural Transportation Planning Process under a contract with the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) for the area inclusive of Bullock, Butler, Crenshaw, Lowndes, Macon and Pike Counties. This process is also known as the Rural Planning Organization, or RPO. The purpose of the Rural Transportation Consultation Process is three-fold:

  1. to establish a continuous and on-going rural transportation planning process similar to the metropolitan planning organizations (MPO) in urban areas;
  2. to identify the transportation needs and issues of the non-metropolitan areas through a variety of public involvement and awareness efforts; and
  3. to assist the State of Alabama in the development of the Statewide Transportation Plan (STWP) Update.


This data is then sent to ALDOT in report form each year and is made available to the public through the SCADC website or upon request.

A steering committee, representing each of the six counties served by the SCADC, provides overall guidance for the rural transportation planning process.  Each county has three members on the steering committee:  a county commissioner, the county engineer, and one municipal elected official.  Other steering committee members include representatives from ALDOT Sixth and Seventh Divisions, SCADC, and the South Central Alabama Area Association on Aging.  Additionally, advisory committees have been formed and rural transportation stakeholders have been identified in each county.  Advisory committee is a local decision, but is generally comprised of representatives of all local governments in the county, the county engineer, boards of education, emergency management, human resources, local industries, chamber of commerce, industrial development board, healthcare, ministerial associations, senior services, non-profit organizations and interested citizens.

The South Central Alabama Rural Transportation Planning Process is open to the public and SCADC maintains a list of stakeholders by county that includes any person who has expressed an interest in rural transportation.  SCADC uses these stakeholder lists for notification of rural transportation meetings to assist in the identification of rural transportation needs and issues in the region.

Rural Transportation Guidance Documents:

Steering Committee Members
Advisory Committee Members
Rural Transportation Consultation Process Guiding Principles
Rural Transportation Consultation Process Public Involvement Plan

Rural Transportation Planning Reports:

FY2013
SCARPO Needs and Issues Comment Form 2013
 

FY2012
SCADC Rural Transportation Summary 2012

SCADC Public Involvement Report 2012

SCADC Needs Issues and Long-Range Recommendations 2012

 

FY2011
SCADC Summary Report 2011
SCADC Needs, Issues and Long-Range Recommendations 2011
SCADC Public Involvement Report 2011
 

FY 2010 
Summary Report 2010 
Needs and Issues Report 2010
Long-Range Recommendations 2010

FY 2009
Summary Report 2009
Needs and Issues Report 2009
Long-Range Recommendations 2009

FY 2008
Summary Report 2008
Needs and Issues Report 2008
Long-Range Recommendations 2008

FY 2007
RPO Summary Report 2007
Needs and Issues Report 2007
Long-Range Recommendations 2007

Human Services Coordinated Transportation Plans:  

Region 5-Human Services Coordinated Transportation Plan, Revised 2012
Region 5-Human Services Coordinated Transportation Plan, 2011 
 

Rural Transportation Data:

Bullock County:
Functional Classification of Roadways
Commuting Patterns (Workflow Map)
Annual Average Daily Traffic Counts
Annual Average Daily Traffic Count with Percentage of Heavy Trucks


Butler County:
Functional Classification of Roadways
Commuting Patterns (Workflow Map)
Annual Average Daily Traffic Counts
Annual Average Daily Traffic Count with Percentage of Heavy Trucks


Crenshaw County:
Functional Classification of Roadways
Commuting Patterns (Workflow Map)
Annual Average Daily Traffic Counter
Annual Average Daily Traffic Counter with Percentage of Heavy Trucks


Lowndes County:
Functional Classification of Roadway
Commuting Patterns (Workflow Map)
Annual Average Daily Traffic Counts
Annual Average Daily Traffic Count with Percentage of Heavy Trucks


Macon County:
Functional Classification of Roadways
Commuting Patterns (Workflow Map)
Annual Average Daily Traffic
Annual Average Daily Traffic Count with Percentage of Heavy Trucks


Pike County:
Functional Classification of Roadway
Commuting Patterns (Workflow Map)
Annual Average Daily Traffic Counts
Annual Average Daily Traffic Count with Percentage of Heavy Trucks

 

Related Links:

Alabama Association of Regional Councils  
Alabama Department of Transportation