2021 Code of Alabama
Title 41 - State Government.
Chapter 23 - Department of Economic and Community Affairs.
Article 12 - Alabama Public Transportation Act
Section 41-23-192 - Legislative Findings.
The Legislature finds and declares the following:
(1) Alabama is in need of more safe and affordable public transportation options for residents and visitors.
(2) Inadequate and inefficient public transportation in Alabama adversely affects a community's ability to develop and maintain a viable and stable economy.
(3) The establishment of the Alabama Public Transportation Trust Fund is intended to do all of the following:
a. Provide a flexible source of funding for all Alabama communities to address their public transportation needs.
b. Help families attain economic stability.
c. Connect people to work opportunities and meet other vital transportation needs.
d. Contribute to economic growth through increased employment in operating and maintaining public transportation infrastructure.
e. Increase tax revenue by improving the ability of people to access work and purchase goods and services, thereby benefiting all Alabama residents.
f. Alleviate deficiencies in the supply of safe and affordable public transportation for citizens of Alabama and visitors, many of whom are physically disabled, elderly, living with developmental disabilities, or otherwise unable to afford the costs of owning, maintaining, and properly insuring a vehicle.
g. Decrease the consequences of impaired and distracted driving by providing new opportunities for people to meet transportation needs without operating a motor vehicle.
(Act 2018-161, §3.)