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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]