MPO Documents

Authorized Project List for the Tuscaloosa Area MPO - Fiscal Year 2018
The Federal Highway Administration requires Metropolitan Planning Organizations to publish a list of projects that were authorized in the previous fiscal year and involved federal highway or transit funds. A project is considered authorized when a funding contract has been completed. The authorized project list includes those projects from Tuscaloosa County funded in fiscal year 2018, which ran from October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan 2012
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan serves as a guide for improving bicycle and pedestrian activity in Tuscaloosa County. The plan includes construction, education, promotion, and policy projects intended to integrate bicycle and pedestrian travel into the existing transportation environment.

The plan was initiated by the MPO in order to facilitate the development of their transportation plans and programs. However, due to the fact that many of the proposed projects fall outside of the authority of the MPO, the MPO intended other agencies and governments to use the plan. The current plan was adopted in 2012.

Long-Range Transportation Plan - 2040
The purpose of a long-range transportation plan is to budget transportation funds over a 20-year plus time period so that future transportation demand can be met. The Tuscaloosa Area MPO is required to update the long-range transportation plan every five years. The MPO is required to balance proposed projects against expected revenue. The focus of the MPO's plan is on federally funded highway and transit projects. However, all modes of transportation are considered, regardless of funding source.

Long-Range Transportation Plan - 2040 Appendices
The appendices contain background and technical information that shaped the long-range transportation plan.

Long-Range Transportation Plan - 2045 (Draft) - Initial Project List
The MPO committees approved this list at their August 2018 meetings.  The initial list includes projects on the current 2040 LRTP, 2040 Visionary Plan (Unfunded), and the FY 2016-2019 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).  At future meetings, the MPO committees will decide which of these projects will become part of the 2045 LRTP (Funded) and the 2045 Visionary Plan (Unfunded). 

Long-Range Transportation Plan - 2045 (Draft) - Environmental and Social Factors Report
The MPO committees will review and update this report at their October 2018 meetings. The report includes the initial LRTP project list approved at the August 2018 MPO meetings. The report allows the MPO committees to consider possible environmental and social concerns before selecting projects for the long-range transportation plan. The report does not identify actual issues but simply indicates that a facility or condition possibly exists near the proposed project.

Long-Range Transportation Plan - 2045 (Draft) - Equity Report
The MPO committees will review and update this report at their October 2018 meetings. The report includes the initial LRTP project list approved at the August 2018 MPO meetings. The report allows the MPO committees to consider possible equity concerns before selecting projects for the long-range transportation plan. The report does not identify actual issues but simply indicates that a concentration of traditionally under-served people might live near the proposed project. Traditionally under-served population groups include minorities, senior citizens, low-income people, and people with disabilities.

MPO Bylaws
The MPO Bylaws outline how the transportation planning process works by listing the responsibilities of the committees and the process coordinator, establishing the limitations of each committee, detailing the membership of each committee, and by outlining the organization and meeting structure.

Prospectus
The Prospectus is a brief summary of the Tuscaloosa Area transportation planning process. The document attempts to provide a basic understanding of the process. The Prospectus is intended to serve as an educational and reference tool for government officials and interested individuals.

Public Involvement Plan (PIP) 2018
This document describes the public participation goals and strategies of the MPO. The document also outlines performance measures that the MPO uses to grade its public involvement efforts.

The PIP includes the MPO's Title VI Program and Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan.

Record of Public Involvement
The Record of Public Involvement documents the public involvement activities of the Tuscaloosa Area MPO for a given fiscal year. The document includes news releases, legal ads, newspaper articles, the minutes of the MPO Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee, and other items related to public participation.

Tuscaloosa Traffic Counts - 2008-2017 Counts
WARC publishes traffic count brochures for every county in the region. The traffic counts are provided by the Alabama Department of Transportation. WARC produces the maps and compiles the spreadsheets. The brochures are usually updated annually.  Other county traffic counts are available in the West Alabama RPO Documents section.

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) - Fiscal Years 2016 - 2019
The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a short-range plan composed of a prioritized list of transportation projects. The TIP covers a four-year period. Generally, projects on the TIP are taken from the current long-range transportation plan. The TIP is redeveloped every four years and is financially constrained.

Tuscaloosa Area Private Enterprise Participation Policies and Procedures
This document delineates the policy and procedures that guide the transportation planning process in the Tuscaloosa Area on matters concerning private enterprise involvement in mass transportation.

Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) - Fiscal Year 2019
The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) represents the budget and work tasks necessary to accomplish and maintain the transportation planning process within the Tuscaloosa study area. The UPWP is developed to coordinate transportation and related planning activities for a cooperative, continuing, and comprehensive planning process.

The primary objective of the UPWP is the development of an integrated planning program which considers the planning activities of each modal group and coordinates these activities to produce a total transportation plan serving all segments of the population. The MPO updates the UPWP annually.

West Alabama Coordinated Public Transit Plan 2017
The purpose of this plan is (1) to determine transit gaps and coordination opportunities among publicly funded, human services transportation programs in west Alabama and (2) to develop strategies to address the identified gaps and coordination issues. This plan did not evaluate transit service provided by the different agencies. Instead it examined transit deficiencies and coordination issues for each county and the entire region.

West Alabama Coordinated Public Transit Plan 2019
The Tuscaloosa Area MPO and West Alabama RPO will prepare the West Alabama Coordinated Public Transit Plan 2019 during fiscal year 2019. The West Alabama Transit Committee (WATC) will guide the development of the plan. The committee’s meetings are open to the public.

  • WATC Meetings:
    December 5, 2018, 10:00 a.m. at Tuscaloosa Intermodal Facility
    January 9, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at West Alabama Regional Commission
    February 6, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at West Alabama Regional Commission
    March 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at West Alabama Regional Commission
    August 7, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at West Alabama Regional Commission

Coordinated Transit Plan Surveys - To be submitted by December 1, 2018
Transit Provider Survey
Transit Purchaser Survey
Client Survey