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AMATS releases planning study for Rothrock Road/Montrose Area

AMATS releases planning study for Rothrock Road/Montrose Area

September 16th, 2010

Over the past few months there has been increased speculation that the Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club located in Fairlawn may move from its existing site to a new site located in Copley Township. AMATS staff has had discussions with the communities of Fairlawn, Bath, Copley, and two private developers about the potential move. Because both […]

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Connecting Communities Planning Grant Applications Available Now!

Connecting Communities Planning Grant Applications Available Now!

September 1st, 2010

Click here for the pdf of the application. Email, mail, or hand deliver your application by the Friday, October 15, 2010 deadline. Please contact Heather Davis Reidl at hdavis@akronohio.gov or 330-375-2436 with any questions.

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AMATS Director Interviewed on WAKR

AMATS Director Interviewed on WAKR

August 23rd, 2010

Click here to listen! AMATS Director Jason Segedy sat down with Ed Esposito and Jody Miller from 1590 WAKR to discuss infrastructure issues and the need to increase the federal gas tax.  Click here to listen to the radio interview and read Ed Esposito’s editorial.

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Crashes on area roadways, intersections down by 16 percent since 2002

Crashes on area roadways, intersections down by 16 percent since 2002

August 17th, 2010

Traffic crashes on the Greater Akron area’s roadways, intersections and freeways continued to decline between 2007 and 2009, according to the latest three-year analysis compiled by AMATS.

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Moving Beyond 1956… A New Vision for Transportation

Moving Beyond 1956… A New Vision for Transportation

August 13th, 2010

This is an editorial by AMATS Director Segedy expressing his support for a 10 cent increase in the federal gasoline tax as a means to meet the nation’s transportation needs.

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Letters of Intent Being Accepted for JARC and New Freedom Programs

Letters of Intent Being Accepted for JARC and New Freedom Programs

August 4th, 2010

The Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study
(AMATS) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOI) from non-profit organizations, state or local
government authorities, or operators of public transportation services, including private operators
of public transportation services to provide transportation services or improvements in Summit
County, Portage County, or Chippewa Township in Wayne County, Ohio.

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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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