Transportation Planning

The Commission's Transportation Department provides local governments a full range of planning services for all modes of transportation. Through the Birmingham Metropolitan Planning Organization the Commission coordinates the Long Range Transportation Plan and the Transportation Improvement Program.

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Revolving Loan Fund

The RPCGB operates a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) that provides financing for expanding and new businesses in Blount, Chilton, St. Clair, Shelby and Walker Counties. Advantages of the RLF include flexible terms, low fixed interest rates and up to 90% financing. This loan is perfect for businesses recently affected by the tornado disaster.

Find out more on the Revolving Loan Fund page.

Community Planning

The Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham's Community Planning Department provides community planning services for the Member Governments of Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker Counties. The Community Planning Department seeks to develop viable places by promoting integrated approaches to planning for the betterment of the communities the RPCGB serves.

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Medicaid Waiver Program

The RPCGB is now administering the Elderly and Disabled Medicaid Waiver Program and the 530 Waiver Program. These programs allows individuals that are at risk of nursing home placement to remain in their home as long as possible. Click here to find out more about each program and the services. Click here to find out more about the program's services.

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What is the RPCGB?

The Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPCGB) provides planning services, economic development services and multiple initiatives for six counties and 84 communities throughout central Alabama.

RPCGB works through a consultation process with local governments, citizens, non-profits and the private sector in Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, St. Clair, Shelby and Walker counties. It is through this process that opportunities and cost effective solutions are identified to assure physical and economic growth for everyone.

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Latest News

Dunnavant Valley Greenway Study Underway, Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 — Future Phases Study: APPLE Project Summary The RPCGB and Shelby County have initiated the Dunnavant Valley Greenway Study. The study will analyze existing and proposed routes as referenced in the Dunnavant Valley Community Greenway Plan. The study will also... Read More »

CommuteSmart welcomes the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce as Their Newest Partner, Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 — CommuteSmart welcomes the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce as their newest partner. "The Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to work with CommuteSmart to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality," said Bill Powell, executive director. Through the... Read More »

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Upcoming Events

  • August 25, 2016

    MPO Advisory Committee
    3rd Floor Juster Conference Room Suite 310 Cancelled

  • September 14, 2016

    MPO Policy Committee
    3rd Floor Juster Conference Room Suite 310 Cancelled

  • September 21, 2016

    Transportation Citizens Committee
    3rd Floor Juster Conference Room Suite 310

  • September 28, 2016

    Transportation Technical Committee
    3rd Floor Juster Conference Room Suite 310

  • September 29, 2016

    MPO Advisory Committee
    3rd Floor Juster Conference Room Suite 310

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Featured Article

The Alabama Chapter of the American Planning Association has honored the City of Alabaster with the 2016 Outstanding Planning Award for a Comprehensive Plan for its Alabaster Forward: City of Alabaster Comprehensive Plan Update. The city contracted with the... Continue reading »