What’s New

Annual Meeting registration is open!

August 24th, 2018

You may now register for the 2018 AMATS Annual Meeting.  The events for the Oct. 5 meeting include a presentation by a representative of DriveOhio – the Ohio Department of Transportation’s initiative to pioneer the use of smart vehicle and connected vehicle projects throughout the state. Other events include a panel discussion with representatives from the […]

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Going Green

August 21st, 2018

The clouds parted long enough for the Aug. 18 Green Bike-N-Brainstorm to be a success. To find out how AMATS and the city of Green will use this event to promote connectivity in the Greater Akron area, just watch our agency’s latest feature.

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Hands On Exchange

August 15th, 2018

More than 20 volunteers met at The University of Akron campus for the Hands On Exchange event on Aug. 11. Teams made a temporary bike lane along Akron’s Exchange Street for a short-term demonstration project. The lane is one piece of the upcoming major redesign of one of the city’s most important roadways.

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Green Bike-N-Brainstorm on Aug. 18

August 7th, 2018

The city of Green is the latest community to partner with AMATS in hosting one of the agency’s popular Bike-N-Brainstorm events on Aug. 18.Registration for the Green Bike-N-Brainstorm begins at 8:30 a.m. in the city’s Boettler Park.  Feedback from this event will be used to improve biking and pedestrian access in the southern Summit County […]

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Making the Most of Two Wheels!

July 19th, 2018

AMATS had a great turnout for the July 18 Bike-N-Brainstorm in Ravenna.  You can read all about it in Bob Gaetjens’ fine recap in the Record-Courier by clicking here. The agency’s next B-N-B event will be in the city of Green on Aug. 18.  AMATS will be releasing more details in the coming weeks.

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Letters of Intent Being Accepted for Elderly and Disabled Program

Letters of Intent Being Accepted for Elderly and Disabled Program

June 19th, 2018

AMATS is accepting Letters of Intent (LOI) from providers of transportation services. Successful projects will be funded under the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (FTA Section 5310). $988,277 in federal funds is available for project implementation. July 6     Deadline for Letter of Intent August 6     Deadline […]

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New @AMATS available!

June 11th, 2018

We are pleased to present the January-June 2018 issue of @AMATS, our agency newsletter.  This issue features articles about the AMATS Policy Committee’s approval of a resolution urging an increase in the federal gas tax, the 2014-2016 Crash Report, and a 2045 Population Forecast webinar.  To view our latest newsletter, please click here.

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Be Practical!

June 11th, 2018

Dave Holstein, P.E., the administrator for the Ohio Department of Transportation Office of Roadway Engineering made a June 7 presentation regarding the department’s Performance Based Practical Design practices. Holstein’s presentation immediately followed the AMATS Technical Advisory Committee meeting at ODOT District 4’s office in Akron. If you would like to view Holstein’s PowerPoint presentation, please […]

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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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