Our nation’s infrastructure is the foundation that spurs economic development, attracts quality jobs, keeps us competitive in international markets, and enhances our citizens’ quality of life. But when children arrive to school late, or employees can’t clock in on time, or goods aren’t delivered in an efficient manner — everyone pays the price.
Transportation and infrastructure development was a priority for previous generations of Americans, and as a result, the country’s infrastructure was the envy of the world. Now Alabama, and the rest of the county, must develop a 21st century vision to rebuild that foundation so that our children and grandchildren are not left holding the buck.
While most people acknowledge the importance of having quality roads and bridges, the reality is that the state’s desperately needed road upgrades might not happen if legislators are not convinced that Alabamians are willing to INVEST in improving local infrastructure. That’s why DRIVE Alabama is urging citizens to contact their state legislators to express the importance of having a plan to address Alabama’s growing transportation infrastructure needs.
A critical component of advocating for change is knowing the facts. DRIVE Alabama, in partnership with other transportation advocacy organizations, has collected national and statewide statistics that demonstrate how transportation infrastructure impacts the day-to-day quality of life for Alabama’s 4.65 million residents in order to help concerned citizens effectively advocate for additional resources to improve Alabama’s road and bridge infrastructure. Please visit the links before for more information: