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Making the Most of Two Wheels!

July 19th, 2018

AMATS had a great turnout for the July 18 Bike-N-Brainstorm in Ravenna.  You can read all about it in Bob Gaetjens’ fine recap in the Record-Courier by clicking here. The agency’s next B-N-B event will be in the city of Green on Aug. 18.  AMATS will be releasing more details in the coming weeks.

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Letters of Intent Being Accepted for Elderly and Disabled Program

Letters of Intent Being Accepted for Elderly and Disabled Program

June 19th, 2018

AMATS is accepting Letters of Intent (LOI) from providers of transportation services. Successful projects will be funded under the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (FTA Section 5310). $988,277 in federal funds is available for project implementation. July 6     Deadline for Letter of Intent August 6     Deadline […]

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New @AMATS available!

June 11th, 2018

We are pleased to present the January-June 2018 issue of @AMATS, our agency newsletter.  This issue features articles about the AMATS Policy Committee’s approval of a resolution urging an increase in the federal gas tax, the 2014-2016 Crash Report, and a 2045 Population Forecast webinar.  To view our latest newsletter, please click here.

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Be Practical!

June 11th, 2018

Dave Holstein, P.E., the administrator for the Ohio Department of Transportation Office of Roadway Engineering made a June 7 presentation regarding the department’s Performance Based Practical Design practices. Holstein’s presentation immediately followed the AMATS Technical Advisory Committee meeting at ODOT District 4’s office in Akron. If you would like to view Holstein’s PowerPoint presentation, please […]

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Looking Ahead to 2045

May 11th, 2018

The AMATS Policy Committee received a draft Population Forecast for the year 2045 during its May 10 meeting. This forecast will be used to develop the next long-range transportation plan for the Greater Akron area. This video explains the development of this forecast and what population trends that it sees unfolding in Portage and Summit […]

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Making Tracks with Jane’s Walk!

May 11th, 2018

AMATS brought Jane’s Walk events back for a fifth successful year. Find out how the agency is using this global walking initiative for regional transportation planning in the Greater Akron area by watching our video recap.

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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