Members of the Alabama Legislature’s Joint Transportation Committee were in Northport  as the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama hosted the committee’s west region meeting. The meeting was open to the public.
Around 30 people, including Mercedes Benz U.S. International President Jason Hoff, Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steve Anderson, as well as other business leaders.. and citizens addressed legislators today.
Over 100 people filled the city of Northport’s council chambers.
Perhaps the most voiced concerns: unsafe roadways and bridges.
There was also much discussion of the possibility of an increased motor fuel tax to fund these needed infrastructure projects.

Today’s meeting was the first of five that will be held throughout the state.

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