What’s New

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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Akron Innerbelt Update

January 25th, 2018

The ongoing $19 million project to improve the Akron Innerbelt was the topic of discussion at the Jan. 18 meeting of the AMATS Citizens Involvement Committee (CIC). Akron Planner Dylan Garritano briefed attendees on the status of the project, which is expected to be completed later this year. If you are interested in joining the […]

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Talking Gas Tax

January 16th, 2018

AMATS Director Curtis Baker joined WAKR-AM’s Jasen Sokol to discuss the agency’s consideration of a resolution supporting an increase in the federal gas tax.  The agency’s Policy Committee is considering sending a resolution to federal lawmakers urging an increase as a means to fund the nation’s infrastructure needs.To hear the Jan. 16 interview with Director […]

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Six area projects net nearly $13 million

Six area projects net nearly $13 million

December 14th, 2017

A roundabout in Fairlawn and new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses are among the six Greater Akron area projects that will receive nearly $13 million in Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) Program funds.The CMAQ Program provides federal funds to surface transportation projects and other related efforts that improve air quality and provide congestion relief.  In […]

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Change is in the air!

November 3rd, 2017

A number of projects are underway in the Greater Akron area that will transform the way that the region is connected. See how AMATS is promoting connectivity principles in transportation planning.

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