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What’s New

Read All About It!

January 6th, 2020

The July-December 2019 issue of @AMATS is now available. This issue contains features about the 2019 Active Transportation Plan, our October Annual Meeting, and a re-cap of our Bike-N-Brainstorm season. To view a pdf, please click here.

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Actively Planning for 2045

December 20th, 2019

The new 2019 Active Transportation Plan (ATP) prepared by AMATS presents the various strategies and recommendations that the Greater Akron area will pursue to improve the region’s bicycling and pedestrian networks over the next 26 years.  Adopted by the AMATS Policy Committee during its Dec. 19 meeting, the ATP is the successor to the agency’s […]

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FY 2020 Planning Grant Applications Now Available!

FY 2020 Planning Grant Applications Now Available!

December 9th, 2019

Applications are now available for AMATS fifth round of Connecting Communities Planning Grants. AMATS has made available $80,000 for two $40,000 planning grants with the purpose of creating better connections for all users of the road. Planning Grant Applications should further the Connecting Communities principles: Increase alternative transportation options to connect people and places Promote […]

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Notice of Funding Available: FY 2020 Planning Grants

November 21st, 2019

The Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study developed the Connecting Communities Initiative to encourage the integration of land use and transportation. The purpose of the Connecting Communities Planning Grant Program is to fund transportation plans that are consistent with the Connecting Communities Initiative to promote livable communities through transportation planning. The Planning Grant Program has been […]

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Talking Transportation

November 13th, 2019

Our agency is pleased to launch AMATS Transportation Talk, a new podcast series that focuses on transportation happenings within the Greater Akron area.  Transportation Talk presents interviews with important figures in local, regional and state transportation planning.  The program will also present features on transportation-related issues impacting our region. AMATS Director Curtis Baker says that the […]

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Call to Order!

October 21st, 2019

The 2019 AMATS Annual Meeting began on Friday, Oct. 11 with a call to order by Policy Committee Chairwoman and Richfield Mayor Bobbie Beshara. As she welcomed the record number of more than 180 attendees to the Sheraton Suites Akron Cuyahoga Falls ballroom, the mayor recounted some of the agency’s most significant accomplishments over the […]

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Ready for Take Off

October 17th, 2019

Renato Camacho, the president and CEO of the Akron-Canton Airport (CAK), was one of the featured speakers during the 2019 AMATS Annual Meeting on Oct. 11. Camacho – who recently marked his first year as head of the Green-based airport – reflected on the facility’s growth and its importance as a regional economic powerhouse. Situated […]

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The Road Ahead for Ohio

October 16th, 2019

Dr. Jack Marchbanks, the director of the Ohio Department of Transportation, was one of the featured speakers during the 2019 AMATS Annual Meeting on Oct. 11.

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October’s Ghost

October 3rd, 2019

October not only ushers in ghosts, goblins and ghouls, but the specter of more pedestrian-related crashes too.

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It’s Time for School and Pedestrian Safety!

August 14th, 2019

Safety Tips for Drivers Encountering Pedestrians Drivers must yield the right of way to pedestrians crossing in marked or unmarked crosswalks (there is technically a crosswalk at every street or road intersection, even if it’s not marked). At signals, drivers must yield to pedestrians when the WALK signal is displayed. Distracted driving is an increasingly […]

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