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What’s New

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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On Newsstands Now!

December 14th, 2018

The July-December 2018 issue of @AMATS, our agency’s newsletter, is now available.  This latest issue includes a recap of the 2018 Annual Meeting and articles about our new Public Participation Plan or “3P”  and an Autonomous Vehicle/Connected Vehicle Workshop co-hosted by AMATS. To download the latest issue of @AMATS, just click here.

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Crashes, fatalities creeping up

December 14th, 2018

The latest three-year crash report compiled by AMATS shows that, while the number of crashes and crash-related fatalities in the Greater Akron area continue to increase, the number of serious crash-related injuries continues to decrease.Although there may be a few dips in year-to-year totals, the overall trend for area crashes has been upward since 2009 […]

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An “Auto” Auto Workshop

November 5th, 2018

In anticipation of a transportation future with autonomous and connected vehicles (AV/CVs), AMATS co-hosted a DriveOhio Workshop in late October. The workshop was one of a statewide series to identify the needs of potential smart mobility users.

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All of the Pieces!

October 18th, 2018

All of the pieces for the 2018 AMATS Annual Meeting came together on Oct. 5. More than 150 attendees gathered at the Sheraton Suites Akron-Cuyahoga Falls for a day devoted to smart mobility and transit issues in the Greater Akron area.

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AMATS has a new Traffic Count Map

September 27th, 2018

AMATS  staff worked with Summit County staff to create a new interactive traffic count map for the AMATS region that is both functional and user-friendly. Users can easily move from location to location, looking up different traffic counts in their neighborhood or other communities. Each location has the most recent traffic count data, as well […]

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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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