The Heart of Alabama Rural Planning Organization
The Heart of Alabama Rural Planning Organization (HARPO) is responsible for transportation consultation in Blount, Chilton, St. Clair, and Walker counties. HARPO provides an opportunity for public officials and interested parties to participate in the transportation planning process. HARPO assists rural communities with education of transportation processes and identification of issues and needs for future projects.
The Planning Work Program is the document that describes the funding for HARPO and the duties of the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham for carrying out the responsibilities. Quarterly meetings are held in each of the four rural counties.