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Tag: Alabama Department of Transportation

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Baldwin County Bridge Company trial date set for case against ALDOT Director Cooper

A trial date has been set for the case involving Baldwin County Bridge Company versus Alabama Department of Transportation Director John Cooper. Both parties agreed Tuesday to schedule the trial for Aug. 12, 2024.

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Defendant in civil case cries foul over ALDOT's John Cooper posting barbed wire, 'no trespassing' signs on disputed property easement

In a civil case involving a company owned by Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) director John Cooper, the defendant has filed for a preliminary injunction to stop Cooper's company and new plaintiffs from keeping the defendant from his property.

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Construction still stalled on Baldwin Beach bridge project despite Alabama Supreme Court ruling — 'We are waiting for a legal technicality to be taken care of'

The bridge company contracted by the Alabama Department of Transportation to build a new bridge over the Intercoastal Waterway is still not at work, days after the Supreme Court of Alabama gave the green light for the work to continue.

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Baldwin County Bridge Company hikes tolls, blames ALDOT director Cooper for increase

The Baldwin County Bridge Company increased rates Wednesday following a Supreme Court ruling in favor of Alabama Department of Transportation director John Cooper.

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'You heard it here first': State Sen. Elliott says state could eventually take over BCBC bridge

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) spoke on "The Jeff Poor Show" on Mobile radio's FM Talk 106.5 Friday just hours after the Alabama Supreme Court decided to lift a preliminary injunction ordered by a lower court, allowing for the building of a third bridge over the Intercoastal Waterway.

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ALDOT, Gulf Shores Mayor Craft applaud Alabama Supreme Court decision on new Intercoastal Waterway bridge — ‘An important victory’

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) released a statement Friday following the ruling of the Alabama Supreme Court concerning a bridge in south Baldwin County.

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Supreme Court reverses preliminary injunction on building of Baldwin County bridge

The Supreme Court of Alabama ruled in favor of the Alabama Department of Transportation’s director John Cooper in his case appealing a preliminary injunction halting the construction of a bridge in south Baldwin County. The Court ordered the lower court must reverse that preliminary injunction.

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State Sen. Albritton: ALDOT 'difficult' to work with — Agency's priorities need to be 'more reflective of what the state needs'

A common refrain from members of the legislature is the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is a problematic agency to work with and function with little to no input from lawmakers.

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DOJ suing ALDOT for not re-hiring worker who was thrown off back of truck, claims violation of ADA

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a civil rights lawsuit Monday against the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT), claiming a maintenance technician who was injured on the job was denied re-hiring.

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Criminal trial for ALDOT director Cooper delayed after civil suit filed this month

The trial for Alabama Department of Transportation director John Cooper has been continued in Marshall County.

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ALDOT director Cooper claims BCBC acted in 'bad faith;' Says preliminary injunction costing millions

The Supreme Court of Alabama is reviewing a brief filed in the case of Alabama Department of Transportation director John Cooper, in which he claims a lower court's decision issuing an injunction halting the building of a bridge in Baldwin County was not legal.

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Ainsworth blasts Ivey's $1 billion West Alabama Corridor as chronic traffic jams plague I-65 — 'It's time for new leadership at ALDOT'

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth took to Twitter on Saturday to share a complaint about traffic on I-65 and call for new leadership in the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT).

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ALDOT hosting annual conference same week as director Cooper's harassment trial

This year, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is hosting the 82nd Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. The conference will be in Mobile from August 5-9, just days after director John Cooper is set to go to trial on a harassment charge.

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Tim James: Baldwin County bridge lawsuit against ALDOT director should matter to everyone

As 1819 News previously reported, former gubernatorial candidate Tim James has a unique perspective in a legal battle going on between Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) director John Cooper and the Baldwin County Bridge Company (BCBC).

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‘He threatened to shoot me’: Man who pressed charges against ALDOT director John Cooper details harassment claim

A man who says he just wants to enjoy his property is now in the middle of a legal battle with the director of the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT). But the property dispute is not over state-owned land, it’s over personal property and now criminal charges are involved.

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Gulf Shores mayor cancels press conference on bridge construction; Being cautious during legal battle

1819 News called and emailed Craft, asking several questions about his position on the decision and about what will happen next. However, he is unable to answer those questions after he said he was advised to wait until a decision is made by the Supreme Court.

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Tim James: ALDOT director should be held personally responsible for 'waste of taxpayer dollars' on Baldwin County bridge project

Former gubernatorial candidate Tim James has a unique perspective on the building of a new bridge over the Intercoastal Waterway in Baldwin County.

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Baldwin County bridge builder Scott Bridge Co. 'flat-out' shut down after court ruling; Praying for answers, still paying employees

The owner of the bridge company selected to build a new bridge in South Baldwin County has found himself in the middle of a legal standoff forcing him to stop the work on the project.

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ALDOT plans to continue fight for new Baldwin County bridge after judge calls it a 'scheme' wasting millions in public funds

The Alabama Department of Transportation plans to continue the fight for a new, free bridge in Baldwin County after the construction of the bridge was halted Wednesday when Judge Jimmy Pool ordered a preliminary injunction.

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ALDOT director Cooper says bridge company plans 'useless as a screen door on a submarine'

The judge in the case of Baldwin County Bridge Company, LLC v. John R. Cooper, in his official capacity as director of the Alabama Department of Transportation extended a deadline for both parties to submit proposed orders.

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Testimony reveals ALDOT director wanted to complete Baldwin County bridge before retirement

Testimony in the case of Baldwin County Bridge Company, LLC v. John R. Cooper gave a bit of insight into the motivation of the Alabama Department of Transportation’s (ALDOT) director in getting a new bridge built in south Alabama.

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Judge extends hearing in suit by owner of Foley Beach Express; Possible ALDOT witnesses revealed

The remaining dates for preliminary injunction hearings in the Baldwin County Bridge Company (BCBC) lawsuit against the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) director have been changed after both parties agreed they needed more time.

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Ainsworth 'not a big fan' of ALDOT leadership — Says agency has not done a 'great job' on managing highways, infrastructure

Widening Alabama Highway 53 from Huntsville to Ardmore, U.S. Highway 45 from Prichard to the Mississippi state line and Alabama Highway 167 from Troy through Enterprise to the Florida state line are just a few of the long-discussed projects scoffed at by Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) officials over the years.

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Motion to dismiss filed one week before hearings on controversial Baldwin County bridge plans

A lawsuit between the Baldwin County Bridge Company (BCBC) and Alabama Department of Transportation director John Cooper is heating up in Circuit Court as the date for several hearings in the case nears.

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Over $40 million in gas tax revenue disbursed to road and bridge projects around the state

The State of Alabama dispersed over $40 million to road and bridge projects around the state this week.

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ALDOT responds to lawsuit from Baldwin County toll bridge company — Will 'only exacerbate the traffic problems'

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) responded to the lawsuit filed against them by the Baldwin County Bridge Company (BCBC) over a debacle surrounding Orange Beach’s Foley Beach Express and the new Intercoastal Waterway project. 

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Owners of Orange Beach toll bridge sue ALDOT – Claim agency's director John Cooper attempting to destroy business

The owners of the Foley Beach Bypass toll bridge are suing the Alabama Department of Transportation after the state agency introduced plans to build a new toll-free bridge nearby.

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