Alabama House of Representatives Passed Bill to Create Public Transportation
The state of Alabama could soon allocate funding for public transportation. The House of Representatives passed a bill to create a public transport fund that will store state money and millions of matching federal dollars in the future.
Alabama is one of five states with no state funding for public transportation. The bill would set up an advisory committee to decide how to use future funds. Advocates want to see both bus systems connecting rural and urban areas and long-distance trains between major cities.