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.

Tom Piper
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.

Monica Williamson
Transportation Planner

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.

Anthony Johnson
Transportation Planner

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.


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