Alabama Local News

Birmingham Early Childhood Education Gets A Boost From Bloomberg

David Preston | September 28, 2019

The city of Birmingham was selected as one of five American cities to replicate Providence Talks, a free, citywide early childhood program that aims to increase interactive talk with children to foster early brain development. Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, through its What Works Cities initiative,...

Mobile Airport Receives An Additional $2 Million Grant From The FAA

David Preston | September 26, 2019

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that the Mobile Downtown Airport in Mobile, Alabama, has received a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant totaling $2 million to support airport infrastructure improvements.  The grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), will fund the rehabilitation...

New FAA Grants Announced For Alabama’s Airports

David Preston | September 24, 2019

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that five local airports across the state of Alabama will receive $2.63 million in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants.  The federal funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation for various airport improvements to support infrastructure construction,...

Rebuild Alabama 2020 County Road Projects Announced

David Preston | September 23, 2019 Rebuild Alabama

The Rebuild Alabama Act requires transparency and accountability from Alabama’s county commissions, who are making their 2020 road and bridge construction plans available for public inspection. Adopted by each county governing body, the plans are available on the Association of County Commissions of Alabama (ACCA)...

Airbus: ‘Hard’ To Invest In Mobile During Trade War

David Preston | September 16, 2019 Airbus Mobile, AL

On Thursday, September 12, 2019, Canadian aviation news and information site FliegetFaust reported that government officials from Mobile and Baldwin County toured the Airbus A220 manufacturing facility at Mirabel, Canada. Mobile City Councilman C.J. Small wrote in his district email newsletter, “All of (Airbus’) FAL...

I-10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway Project is ‘Dead’

David Preston | August 29, 2019

On August 28, 2019, the Eastern Shore Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) met to discuss it’s 2020 through 2023 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP).  The most significant point of discussion was whether to include the Interstate 10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway project in its TIP. The...

Huntsville Plans Pilot Electric Scooters Program In Downtown Area

Brent Wilson | August 27, 2019

The City of Huntsville has been monitoring the growing use of electric scooters in cities across the country and is proposing a downtown pilot program. “We are interested in mobility opportunities for our residents and scooters have the potential to provide another transportation option,” said...

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