Infrastructure

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed Joins Alabama News Rising

Discusses Infrastructure, Amazon Announcement & 2-year Anniversary as Mayor

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed has had a whirlwind past few weeks. Mayor Reed announced the plans for Amazon to build a 100-million dollar facility and hire five-hundred workers and soon thereafter was in Washington D. C. for the signing of the 1.2 trillion dollar infrastructure bill that will bring millions of dollars of investment to Montgomery. He joined David Lamb…

Proposed Interstate to Run Through Selma- Dallas Co. Area

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The bi-partisan infrastructure bill making its way through Congress — could bring a long-awaited interstate through the Selma area. People in Selma are excited about what an interstate would mean for the area. “It will be an economic boom. Without a doubt,” said Dallas County resident Timfreit Drane. People in Selma are eager for a…

Fuel Tax Bill Passes in Senate, Signed into Law by Governor

House Bill 2, better known as the Gas Tax Bill passed on the Senate floor today. The vote of 28 to 6 was a strong showing of bi-partisan support. Governor Kay Ivey signed the bill into law later on Tuesday. The Governor called a special session to address the fuel tax. Money from the tax will be used to rebuild…

State Auditor Introduces Infrastructure Plan

State Auditor Jim Ziegler says he has a plan to address Alabama’s road and infrastructure needs without increasing the gas tax. It’s called “Plan Z” and he says it will create $900 million in new road construction funds. Zeigler wants to start by using $63.5 million a year that he says is being taken out of the highway budget and…