Smitherman, Williams support Alabama public transportation trust fund legislation

February 7, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, Alabama Arise Citizens’ Policy Project held a press conference in support of legislation to advance public transportation. The legislation, Senate Bill 85 and House Bill 10, is sponsored by Sen. Rodger Smitherman, D-Birmingham, and State Rep. Jack Williams, R-Vestavia.

Alice Paris chairs Alabama Arise’s legislative committee. “Alabama is one of only five states that do not fund public transit,” Paris said. “The state loses out on millions of dollars of transportation dollars every day. We are supporting legislation this year by Senator Rodger Smitherman and Rep. Jack Williams.”

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Jeffco Delegation Rejects More Funding for Transit

March 21, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, March 20, the Jefferson County House Delegation met for likely that last time of the quadrennium. Representative Paul DeMarco (R) from Homewood was presiding because Representative John Rogers was absent.

The delegation addressed House Bill 585, which is sponsored by Representative Roderick “Rod” Scott (D) from Fairfield.

Rep. Scott said that HB 585 concerns the transit authority in Jefferson County. It limits the compensation of the chairman to just $20 and stipulates that no elected political person can hold the chairmanship.
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