The Office Engineer Bureau, Planning Studies Section, is primarily responsible for performing transportation planning studies as required by federal law and to support the planning and programming of resources. The Planning Studies Section acts as a departmental resource to support management’s policy decisions. The Planning Studies Section is directly responsible for the development and management of Alabama Statewide Transportation (Long Range) Plan, Statewide Freight Plan, and Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The section coordinates transportation planning activities with the Local Transportation Bureau, other Bureaus and Regions, FHWA, and other stakeholders as directed. The Planning Studies Section’s mission is to engage in a proactive role in the area of planning as ALDOT moves toward implementing the required performance based planning strategies; thereby maintaining a safe and efficient transportation system in the state of Alabama.