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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.

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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 […]

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Jobs and Transportation: A Classic Combo

Jobs and Transportation: A Classic Combo

September 21st, 2017

Transportation influences and is influenced by economic development decisions.  The pattern of our region’s historical development has created efficiency challenges both for businesses and employees, especially with regards to job access. A better understanding of the interrelationship between where jobs and infrastructure exist can influence policy decisions by AMATS.  Job hubs research conducted in partnership […]

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TIGERs return with a roar

TIGERs return with a roar

September 8th, 2017

The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Program made a roaring return recently despite predictions for its extinction.  The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced that local and state stakeholders may apply for $500 million in discretionary grant funding through the TIGER Program until Oct. 16.TIGER grants are awarded by the department on a competitive […]

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Fill ‘er Up

August 25th, 2017

The use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as a fuel is increasing among transit and fleet operators across the nation including the Greater Akron area. Find out how and why the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS) is working with METRO of Summit County and the Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority (PARTA) in Portage County […]

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Barberton: Bringing It All Together

July 28th, 2017

AMATS, together with the city of Barberton and the Barberton Community Foundation, co-hosted a July 26 Switching Gears Conference.  The agency has hosted similar events to promote liveable planning practices throughout the Greater Akron area.  Event organizers hope that the conference will encourage the public to support such practices as Barberton continues its ongoing connectivity […]

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New Bike Map available

June 29th, 2017

June brought more than a return of summer vacation days to the Greater Akron area. The month also brought the release of a new, updated regional Bike Map from AMATS’ Switching-Gears Program. First released by the program in 2012, the Bike Map has proven to be a popular resource for the area’s cyclists. Not only […]

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Switching-Gears Conference will roll in Barberton July 26

June 16th, 2017

AMATS will once again host a Switching-Gears Conference – this time in the “Magic City” of Barberton.  On Wednesday, July 26, AMATS, along with the city of Barberton and the Barberton Community Foundation, will host Jason Roberts of Better Block and Charles Marohn of Strong Towns at Barberton High School. A continental breakfast will be […]

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City of Green’s Community Survey

June 5th, 2017

The City of Green is requesting input from residents and those who work within the city. A community survey has been made available until June 30 to gather feedback about existing and potential connections that would serve walkers, runners, and cyclists. This survey will help inform the City of Green’s Master Connectivity Study, being completed […]

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New Plan, New TIP, New Future

New Plan, New TIP, New Future

May 26th, 2017

The Greater Akron area has updated versions of two key elements for the region’s transportation planning process – Transportation Outlook 2040 and the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The AMATS Policy Committee approved both items during its May 25 meeting. Transportation Outlook 2040 is the long-range plan that identifies regional transportation needs and presents recommendations for […]

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