RPO Meetings

All RPO meetings are open to the public.  Non-members are allowed to participate in committee discussions and allowed to address the committees.  All committees follow the same agenda. 

If you wish to receive news releases for upcoming RPO meetings please send an e-mail with your name and address to david.norris@westal.org.

Unless specified all RPO Policy and Technical Committee meetings are held at the West Alabama Regional Commission. The Commission is located at 4200 Highway 69 North, Suite 1, Northport, Alabama 35473. The Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee meetings are held in the six counties of the RPO study area.  All meeting dates are subject to change please contact the RPO staff to verify dates and times.

RPO (Policy Committee)
The Policy Committee serves as the official decision-making body for the West Alabama Rural Transportation Planning Process. In this capacity the Policy Committee determines the content of all documents and recommendations that are provided to the Alabama Department of Transportation. The Policy Committee’s responsibilities include providing overall guidance to the planning process, review and approval of all process plans and programs, and appointing TCC and CTAC members.

The Policy Committee is composed of nineteen members, fourteen voting and five non-voting. Each county commission in the six rural west Alabama counties has a voting representative on the Policy Committee. In addition, the mayors from each rural county choose a voting representative to serve on the Policy Committee. The ALDOT West Central Region Engineer and the Executive Director of the WARC are the other two voting members. The five non-voting members are Federal Highway Administration Division Administrator, the ALDOT Transportation Planning Engineer, the chairman of the RPO TCC, the chairman of the RPO CTAC, and the chairman of the Tuscaloosa Area MPO.

Upcoming Policy Committee Meetings

  • Friday, May 11, 2018 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Friday, August 10, 2018 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Friday, November 9, 2018 - 10:30 a.m. (Combined Policy, TCC, and CTAC)
  • Friday, February 15, 2019 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Friday, May 10, 2019 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Friday, August 9, 2019 - 10:30 a.m.

Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC)
The Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) provides technical support to the Policy Committee. The TCC reviews RPO documents, studies, reports, plans, and programs and provides the Policy Committee with recommendations concerning these items. The TCC members review the planning process products from a technical perspective making certain that all appropriate concerns are addressed, including local planning issues, engineering details, environmental questions, and future growth, among many others. The TCC also has the ability to make alternative recommendations for any of the products.

The TCC coordinates the work of the various departments and agencies involved in the transportation planning process. The local governments, the State DOT, and selected other transportation interests are represented on the TCC. The TCC members share information and data that builds and improves the planning processes and products.

Upcoming TCC Meetings

  • Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Friday, November 9, 2018 - 10:30 a.m. (Combined Policy, TCC, and CTAC)
  • Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:00 a.m.

Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC)
The Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) is made up of twenty-four citizens from the West Alabama area. The county commission and the mayoral representatives on the Policy Committee each appoint two members to the CTAC. Each county has four representatives on the CTAC.

The CTAC was established to provide active public participation in the transportation planning process. The CTAC provides the RPO with a standing committee of citizens who have a good knowledge of the planning process and can convey public concerns related to transportation in a structured fashion. The CTAC reviews RPO documents, studies, reports, plans, and programs and provides the Policy Committee with recommendations concerning these items. The CTAC also informs the Policy Committee of public concerns related to transportation projects and issues. 

Upcoming CTAC Meetings
April 2018

  • Bibb County - April 23, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - Brent City Hall, 22 1st Street, Brent, AL
  • Fayette County - April 24, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - Fayette County Commission Chamber, 103 1st Avenue NW, Fayette, AL
  • Greene County – April 26, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - James C. Poole Library, 219 Prairie Avenue, Eutaw, AL
  • Hale County – April 17, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - Moundville Library, 279 Market Street, Moundville, AL
  • Lamar County - April 19, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - Lamar County Commission Chamber, 44690 Highway 17, Vernon, AL
  • Pickens County - April 26, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - Pickens County Commission Chamber, 20 Phoenix Avenue, Carrollton, AL

July 2018

  • Bibb County - July 23, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - Brent City Hall, 22 1st Street, Brent, AL
  • Fayette County - July 24, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - Fayette County Commission Chamber, 103 1st Avenue NW, Fayette, AL
  • Greene County – July 26, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - James C. Poole Library, 219 Prairie Avenue, Eutaw, AL
  • Hale County – July 17, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - Moundville Library, 279 Market Street, Moundville, AL
  • Lamar County - July 19, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - Lamar County Commission Chamber, 44690 Highway 17, Vernon, AL
  • Pickens County – July 26, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - Pickens County Commission Chamber, 20 Phoenix Avenue, Carrollton, Al

November 2018

  • Friday, November 9, 2018 - 10:30 a.m. - At the WARC offices in Northport (Combined Policy, TCC, and CTAC) 

January 2019

  • Bibb County - January 28, 2019, 6:00 p.m. - Brent City Hall, 22 1st Street, Brent, AL
  • Fayette County - January 29, 2019, 5:00 p.m. - Fayette County Commission Chamber, 103 1st Avenue NW, Fayette, AL
  • Greene County – January 31, 2019, 11:00 a.m. - James C. Poole Library, 219 Prairie Avenue, Eutaw, AL
  • Hale County - January 22, 2019, 5:00 p.m. - Moundville Library, 279 Market Street, Moundville, AL
  • Lamar County - January 24, 2019, 6:00 p.m. - Lamar County Commission Chamber, 44690 Highway 17, Vernon, AL
  • Pickens County - January 31, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - Pickens County Commission Chamber, 20 Phoenix Avenue, Carrollton, AL

April 2019

  • Bibb County - April 22, 2019, 6:00 p.m. - Brent City Hall, 22 1st Street, Brent, AL
  • Fayette County - April 23, 2019, 5:00 p.m. - Fayette County Commission Chamber, 103 1st Avenue NW, Fayette, AL
  • Greene County – April 25, 2019, 11:00 a.m. - James C. Poole Library, 219 Prairie Avenue, Eutaw, AL
  • Hale County – April 16, 2019, 5:00 p.m. - Moundville Library, 279 Market Street, Moundville, AL
  • Lamar County - April 18, 2019, 6:00 p.m. - Lamar County Commission Chamber, 44690 Highway 17, Vernon, AL
  • Pickens County - April 25, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - Pickens County Commission Chamber, 20 Phoenix Avenue, Carrollton, AL

July 2019

  • Bibb County - July 22, 2019, 6:00 p.m. - Brent City Hall, 22 1st Street, Brent, AL
  • Fayette County - July 23, 2019, 5:00 p.m. - Fayette County Commission Chamber, 103 1st Avenue NW, Fayette, AL
  • Greene County – July 25, 2019, 11:00 a.m. - James C. Poole Library, 219 Prairie Avenue, Eutaw, AL
  • Hale County – July 16, 2019, 5:00 p.m. - Moundville Library, 279 Market Street, Moundville, AL
  • Lamar County - July 18, 2019, 6:00 p.m. - Lamar County Commission Chamber, 44690 Highway 17, Vernon, AL
  • Pickens County – July 25, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - Pickens County Commission Chamber, 20 Phoenix Avenue, Carrollton, AL