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What’s New

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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Pavement Conditions Index RFQ

April 26th, 2019

AMATS is requesting submissions from qualified consultants for a two-year contract to analyze an estimated 860 centerline miles of pavement in the AMATS service area. AMATS desires to develop a regionally comprehensive inventory of pavement data for roads eligible to receive federal funds through AMATS. The consultant will collect pavement condition data on all federal […]

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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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Turning the Page on 2018!

February 27th, 2019

The AMATS 2018 Annual Report is now available.  From approving nearly $34 million in new projects to backing Resolution 2018-07, 2018 was a busy year for the Greater Akron area’s transportation planning agency – AMATS.  The annual report summarizes the agency’s accomplishments. To view this report, please click here.

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AMATS joins the gas tax debate

February 8th, 2019

State and federal policymakers are debating whether taxes on gas should be used to pay for infrastructure needs.  AMATS is on record with Resolution 2018-07 as supporting an increase in the federal gas tax.  The agency is also a member of Fix Our Roads Ohio (FOR Ohio), a coalition of transportation stakeholders, which is urging Gov. […]

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Q & A @ the CIC

January 24th, 2019

Residents of Green learned more about their community’s still-developing Master Trail Plan during January’s AMATS Citizens Involvement Committee (CIC) meeting. Agency and city officials used the regularly scheduled committee meeting as an opportunity to collect feedback about the upcoming plan, which is being financed by an AMATS Connecting Communities Planing Grant.  Thirty-five attendees gathered at […]

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Fast Track Our Meetings!

January 11th, 2019

The new year brings a new offering from AMATS!  Starting this month, we will present an audio summary of our committee meeting materials with AMATS Fast Track.  Narrated by AMATS Director Curtis Baker, Fast Track presents a concise synopsis of items on our committee agendas in an MP3 format. If you would like to give […]

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