Alabama 2017 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) Workshop

The U.S. Census Bureau conducts the Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) annually to collect legal boundary information, government status, and names for American Indian areas, states, counties, minor civil divisions (MCD), and incorporated places.  The Census Bureau uses the boundary information collected in the BAS to tabulate population data for the decennial and economic censuses…[Read More]

Friday, February 3, 2017 — Regional planning commission director discusses available programs with chamber

The Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham recently updated its website to make information on the services and programs it offers readily available and easy to understand. “One of the things I really wanted to do when we did the new site was to have little videos explaining what our services are because you can…[Read More]

Friday, September 16, 2016 — Call for Projects for Funding Transit Services for Fy-2017

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT), Transportation Planning and Modal Programs Bureau, is now accepting Applications for funding consideration through the Section 5316 Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) Program and the Section 5317 New Freedom (NF) Program. These Federal Transit Administration (FTA) programs provide funding for transit related services that assist the state’s population…[Read More]

RPC invites you to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields & Redevelopment Workshop

The Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPCGB) would like to invite you to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields & Redevelopment Workshop. The workshop will be conducted by the EPA, in collaboration with the RPCGB and City of Birmingham, on Thursday, September 22 at the Boutwell Auditorium. If one, or more, of the following…[Read More]

The Road to a Viable Transit System in Birmingham

Riding a Birmingham city bus without her mother for the first time was a milestone for Barbara Murdock, who grew up in South Titusville’s Belvedere Circle. “I remember when I was 13. That’s when my mom let me ride by myself,” the Ramsay High School alum said. “To be able to ride downtown to Pizitz…[Read More]

Four towns join statewide revitalization network

Four towns have joined a statewide network of municipalities working to revitalize their downtown districts. Columbiana, Heflin, Montevallo and Wetumpka joined Main Street Alabama, a non-profit organization focused on developing the state’s historic commercial districts through organization, design, promotion and economic vitality. Each town participated in a selective, five-month application process. According to Mary Helmer,…[Read More]

Dunnavant Valley Greenway Study Underway

Future Phases Study: APPLE Project Summary The RPCGB and Shelby County have initiated the Dunnavant Valley Greenway Study. The study will analyze existing and proposed routes as referenced in the Dunnavant Valley Community Greenway Plan. The study will also develop alternate conceptual drawings that illustrate recommended improvements, develop an estimate of probable construction costs, provide…[Read More]

CommuteSmart welcomes the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce as Their Newest Partner

CommuteSmart welcomes the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce as their newest partner. “The Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to work with CommuteSmart to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality,” said Bill Powell, executive director. Through the partnership, CommuteSmart is better able to connect with the over 1,100 members of the Hoover Area…[Read More]

Request for Proposals – Birmingham Regional Active Transportation Plan

The Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPCGB), on behalf of the Birmingham Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to develop a Birmingham Regional Active Transportation Plan. The Birmingham Regional Active Transportation Plan is intended to help establish a strategic vision for improving walking and bicycling opportunities, and will serve as…[Read More]

Alabaster’s Comprehensive Plan Update Wins Award from the American Planning Association

The Alabama Chapter of the American Planning Association has honored the City of Alabaster with the 2016 Outstanding Planning Award for a Comprehensive Plan for its Alabaster Forward: City of Alabaster Comprehensive Plan Update. The city contracted with the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham to update the city’s 2005 comprehensive plan. Alabaster has grown…[Read More]