2017 in Review
March 15th, 2018
2017 was an extraordinary year for AMATS. Along with the simultaneous completion of a new four-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and a new long-range Transportation Outlook 2040, the agency made other tremendous strides in regional planning for the Greater Akron area. To learn more, please click here to view our 2017 Annual Report.
New crash report a mix of ‘good news, bad news’
March 8th, 2018
The good news for the Greater Akron area is that the number of traffic crashes on the region’s roadways and intersections decreased slightly between 2015 and 2016. The bad news for the region is that crashes and fatalities increased from 2014, according to the latest three-year crash report compiled by AMATS.The report’s findings are based […]
Agency backs federal gas tax increase
March 8th, 2018
“Insolvency is a real threat in light of the fact that the fund is grappling with current and projected outlays of about $55 billion a year over the next two years.” – AMATS Director Curtis BakerFor the third time since 2010, the AMATS Policy Committee has approved a resolution urging an increase in the federal […]
AMATS enters 2018 with 37 new projects
January 25th, 2018
Thirty-seven highway, bike and pedestrian projects throughout the Greater Akron area will receive nearly $34 million in federal funds following the first meeting of the AMATS Policy Committee in 2018. An extensive signal improvement project in Aurora, major reconstruction of Barberton’s Wooster Road West, and new sidewalks along Darrow Road (state Route 91) in Stow […]
Akron Innerbelt Update
January 25th, 2018
The ongoing $19 million project to improve the Akron Innerbelt was the topic of discussion at the Jan. 18 meeting of the AMATS Citizens Involvement Committee (CIC). Akron Planner Dylan Garritano briefed attendees on the status of the project, which is expected to be completed later this year. If you are interested in joining the […]
Talking Gas Tax
January 16th, 2018
AMATS Director Curtis Baker joined WAKR-AM’s Jasen Sokol to discuss the agency’s consideration of a resolution supporting an increase in the federal gas tax. The agency’s Policy Committee is considering sending a resolution to federal lawmakers urging an increase as a means to fund the nation’s infrastructure needs.To hear the Jan. 16 interview with Director […]
Six area projects net nearly $13 million
December 14th, 2017
A roundabout in Fairlawn and new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses are among the six Greater Akron area projects that will receive nearly $13 million in Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) Program funds.The CMAQ Program provides federal funds to surface transportation projects and other related efforts that improve air quality and provide congestion relief. In […]
Change is in the air!
November 3rd, 2017
A number of projects are underway in the Greater Akron area that will transform the way that the region is connected. See how AMATS is promoting connectivity principles in transportation planning.
In Case You Couldn’t Make It!
October 12th, 2017
In case you couldn’t make it, here’s a recap of the 2017 AMATS Annual Meeting. With its theme of connectivity, the Oct. 6 meeting helped attendees to make new connections – not only in person – but of the planning variety. Watch AMATS’ latest feature to see how the day unfolded.
STBG, TASA, & Resurfacing Applications being accepted
September 25th, 2017
Beginning September 25, 2017 and continuing through October 31, 2017, AMATS will be accepting applications for the STBG (formerly STP), TASA (formerly TAP), and Resurfacing Programs. Although not due until October 31, please return them as soon as possible. AMATS staff will be reviewing and scoring the projects. Please note, no Letters of Intent are […]