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Tick Tock, Tick Tock…

September 13th, 2019

TICK TOCK, TICK TOCK – There’s still time to register for the 2019 AMATS Annual Meeting, but the clock stops ticking on Friday, Oct. 4.  That’s the final day that would-be attendees may register. This year’s meeting promises to be an interesting event.  Among the day’s featured speakers will be AMATS Director Curtis Baker, who will […]

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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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Saturday Sight Seeing

July 8th, 2019

AMATS Director Curtis Baker, Planner Darryl Kleinhenz and Kent Engineer Jim Bowling met Saturday, July 6 for a more than 30-mile bike ride through the Greater Akron area. The video posted above documents their journey. We hope that you will subscribe to our agency’s YouTube channel – AMATSPlanning. It’s a great source of information about […]

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Applications Available now

Applications Available now

July 1st, 2019

Applications are now available for Surface Transportation Block Grants (STBG), Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside (TASA), and Resurfacing programs. All applications are due into our office by 4:30pm on August 30, 2019. Please contact Dave Pulay or Amy Prater with any questions at 330-375-2436. For applications in Excel format, please see below: STBG application TASA application Resurfacing […]

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New Bike Maps!

June 10th, 2019

Updated versions of our popular Bike Maps are now available. Our new maps include updated trail info and a current bike shop listing for the Greater Akron area. To receive a new map, just click here.

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Turn Your Radio On!

May 24th, 2019

AMATS Director Curtis Baker talked with WAKR-AM’s Jasen Sokol on May 23 about the agency’s new Highway Preservation Needs Report and what it means to the Greater Akron area. The agency estimates that the region will need nearly $4 billion – possibly more – just to preserve its existing transportation system. To listen to this […]

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Hot Off the Presses!

May 20th, 2019

The current issue of @AMATS, our agency newsletter, includes features about the latest Highway Preservation Needs Report, interesting data about bike crashes in our region, and wrap-ups of various walking and biking events in the Greater Akron area. You may also download a pdf of the January-June 2019 issue of @AMATS by clicking here.

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Preservation’s Price Tag

May 16th, 2019

It won’t be cheap to preserve the Greater Akron area’s highway system to the year 2045.  In fact, preserving the region’s more than 3,422 lane miles of federal-aid roadways and its 947 bridges carries a pretty hefty price tag. AMATS estimates that the area will need approximately $3.78 billion over the next 27 years just […]

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CMAQ Funding Available for Transportation Projects

May 14th, 2019

AMATS is now accepting applications for the Statewide Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) Funding Program. The CMAQ Program funds transportation improvement projects that reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality and help urban areas achieve federal clean air standards. Federal CMAQ funding is now available for new projects in fiscal years 2024 and 2025. 1) Program […]

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Better Weather + Longer Days = More Bike Crashes

April 8th, 2019

AMATS wants to remind cyclists and motorists in the Greater Akron area that temperatures and daylight hours aren’t the only things increasing as summer approaches.  Their chances of being in a bicycle-related accident are going up too.As the region’s metropolitan planning organization, AMATS compiles crash-related data for various safety studies and improvement projects.  The agency’s […]

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