Public Transportation

Public Transportation Policy Choices 2012

A 1952 amendment to Alabama's constitution (Amendment 93) makes it illegal to use state gasoline tax revenues for anything other than building and maintaining roads and bridges. As a result, the most logical source of state funding for public transportation remains off limits for such services in Alabama. Without any state transit funding, Alabamians will continue to lack the public transportation options that residents of many other states enjoy.

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Transportation Policy Choices 2007

A 1952 amendment to Alabama's constitution makes it illegal to use state gas tax and license fee revenues -- a logical source of transit funds -- for any purpose other than building and maintaining roads and bridge.

This fact sheet  This fact sheet outlines proposed public transportation funding legislation for 2007.

Alabama Roadblock: Our Public Transit Gap

Inadequate public transportation keeps thousands of Alabamians from meeting basic needs. More than 50 years after the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) provides no public transit funding. A 1952 amendment to Alabama's constitution makes it illegal to use state gas tax and license fee revenuse -- a logical source of transit funds -- for any purpose other than building and maintaining roads and bridges.

 This fact sheet This fact sheet describes the history and current impact of Alabama's failure to fund public transportation.