LONG RANGE PLAN 2040 for the MOBILE AREA TRANSPORTATION STUDY
The Mobile Area Transportation Study (MATS) covers an area substantially larger than the City of Mobile, but smaller than Mobile County. The study area measures approximately 44 miles north to south and 26 miles east to west; the boundaries are shown on Figure 1 (Section 1) and can be generally described as Salco Road and Walter Moore Road to the north, Mobile River (and Spanish River) to the east, Bayou La Batre to the south, and Big Creek Lake and Grand Bay to the west. This area includes all of the Mobile urban area as defined by the U. S. Department of Commerce and also includes all contiguous portions of Mobile County which are expected to be urbanized by the year 2040, the time frame of this study.
The 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) will describe an integrated, intermodal transportation system for the MATS planning area. The highway element will be detailed, cost-sensitive, and include specific facility recommendations. The public transportation plan will include policy recommendations as well as some facility and service recommendations. The bicycle and pedestrian element will be primarily policy oriented, but also include cost estimates for recommended projects. The Congestion Management Process (CMP) includes intersection type improvements to increase travel time, decrease delay and improve capacity.
Kevin A. Harrison, P.T.P
Director, Transportation Planning
Mr. Harrison is a 1992 graduate of the University of Alabama and is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and is recognized by Transportation Professional Certification Board as a Professional Transportation Planner (P.T.P.). He is currently the Legislative Chair of the Alabama Transportation Planners Association, and has been a Planner for the Commission since 1992.
Senior Transportation Planner
Mr. Piper is a 1992 graduate of the University of North Alabama with a major in Geography. He is a certified Alabama Planning and Zoning Official with the Alabama Planning Institute, and he holds certifications in Geographic Information Systems and in the Fundamentals of Local Planning. He has been a Planner for the Commission since March of 2006.
Ms. Williamson is a 1993 graduate of Samford University with a major in Public Administration. She earned a Master of Public Administration from University of South Alabama in 1998. She has been a Planner for the Commission since August of 2007.
Mr. Johnson is a 2012 graduate of the University of South Alabama with a major in Geography. He holds a certificate in Geographic Information Systems. He has been a Planner for the Commission since May 2012.
that it can be implemented. Dozens of factors affect a highway plan's implementation —growth rates and land use patterns, physical and topographic features of the land, impacts on the urban and natural environments, public involvement, politics, and funding.
consumption of fuel, produce no air pollution, improve the overall health of the user, and do not damage the roadway.