Who is the Coalition for Regional Transportation or CRT?

The Coalition for Regional Transportation operates primarily to improve business conditions and the regional economy by promoting the development of the transportation system in and around Birmingham, Alabama.

View CRT's 2012 Annual Report.


Birmingham is one of the few cities of its size in the U.S. that does not have a complete, connected interstate route to serve its metropolitan area.

Although finishing the northern portion of Birmingham’s Interstate system has been planned for over 40 years, we still have only have the Southern Beltline, I-459, which has proven to be a major catalyst for growth and development in southern Jefferson County and northern Shelby County.

Construction of the Northern Beltline will be one of the greatest economic development engines in the history of the region.