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On the Horizon – Electric Vehicles!

On the Horizon – Electric Vehicles!

February 4th, 2011

Electric vehicles are coming, but will Northeast Ohio be ready for them? AMATS, together with The University of Akron, the city of Akron and FirstEnergy Corp., is a key player in the Electric Vehicle Initiative. The initiative is laying the groundwork for a regional electric-vehicle support infrastructure with its origins in the Greater Akron area.

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New AMATS officers in 2011

New AMATS officers in 2011

January 3rd, 2011

Announcement concerning the election of Policy Committee officers for 2011.

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AMATS awards $100,000 in livability grants throughout Greater Akron area

AMATS awards $100,000 in livability grants throughout Greater Akron area

December 9th, 2010

The city of Richfield and the joint applicants of the city of Akron and METRO, the transit authority serving Summit County are the first recipients of AMATS’ new Connecting Communities Planning Grant Program.

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Public Discussion regarding Montrose Walmart at December’s CIC meeting

Public Discussion regarding Montrose Walmart at December’s CIC meeting

December 3rd, 2010

AMATS opened the floor to the public at the December 2010 CIC meeting to discuss the potential Walmart relocation. Click here for the Akron Beacon Journal article.

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Northeast Ohio receives $4.25 million HUD Sustainable Communities Grant

Northeast Ohio receives $4.25 million HUD Sustainable Communities Grant

October 19th, 2010

Twenty-one entities, including Cleveland, Akron, Canton and Youngstown, received a $4.25 million grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to develop a regional plan for sustainability. The 21 entities are from 12 counties, stretching from the Mahoning Valley to Lorain.  This grant application was a joint effort of AMATS, NOACA, SCATS, and Eastgate, […]

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Dr. Bradley Hull Presents at AMATS 2010 Annual Luncheon

Dr. Bradley Hull Presents at AMATS 2010 Annual Luncheon

October 13th, 2010

Dr. Bradley Hull, the keynote speaker at the AMATS 2010 Annual Luncheon, gave an informative presentation regarding potential opportunities for freight transportation in Northeast Ohio as compared to Toledo and Columbus.  Dr. Hull discussed how the region can capitalize on its location and assets, such as utilizing the Lake Erie Waterfront.  To view the presentation, […]

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Agency endorses federal gasoline tax increase

Agency endorses federal gasoline tax increase

September 30th, 2010

The AMATS Policy Committee passed a resolution during its Sept. 29 meeting stating its support for a 10 cent per gallon increase in the federal gasoline tax.

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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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