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Draft Connecting Communities Document Available for Review

Draft Connecting Communities Document Available for Review

August 2nd, 2010

Over the past year AMATS has been working on its Connecting Communities Initiative.  The purpose of this initiative is to integrate land use and transportation planning to improve development in the region.  The first draft of the Connecting Communities Report is now available! Connecting Communities Initiative – A Guide to Integrating Land Use and Transportation

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AMATS Annual Meeting “Just Around the Bend”

AMATS Annual Meeting “Just Around the Bend”

June 28th, 2010

The AMATS Annual Meeting is fast approaching.

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Case for 10¢ per gallon tax increase

Case for 10¢ per gallon tax increase

June 1st, 2010

America’s infrastructure is aging rapidly and is in need of new financial investment.   Federal funding for roads and bridges has not kept up with our infrastructure’s decline.  The following presentation and letter make the case for increasing the federal gas tax to provide additional funding for future infrastructure investment. Case for 10¢ per gallon […]

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Regional planning agency awards $28 million to local transportation projects

Regional planning agency awards $28 million to local transportation projects

April 1st, 2010

Twenty-nine projects in the Greater Akron area will receive $28 million in federal funds thanks to the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS). While the bulk of the funds will be used to maintain the area’s existing roads – roughly $4 million to repaving alone – a significant share is committed to expanding the area’s network of bike trails.

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New Leadership for AMATS in 2010

New Leadership for AMATS in 2010

January 4th, 2010

New Franklin Mayor Al Bollas was elected 2010 chairman of the Policy Committee of the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS). The Policy Committee is composed of 44 officials representing local municipalities, counties, transit agencies, and the Ohio Department of Transportation. It is responsible for deciding how federal transportation funds are spent in the Greater Akron area. METRO Executive Director Bob Pfaff was elected to serve as vicechairman.

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New Regional Transportation Plan Available

New Regional Transportation Plan Available

December 4th, 2009

The Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS) announces that Transportation Outlook, the new 20-year regional transportation plan for the Greater Akron area, is available.

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