City of Green’s Community Survey
June 5th, 2017
The City of Green is requesting input from residents and those who work within the city. A community survey has been made available until June 30 to gather feedback about existing and potential connections that would serve walkers, runners, and cyclists. This survey will help inform the City of Green’s Master Connectivity Study, being completed […]
New Plan, New TIP, New Future
May 26th, 2017
The Greater Akron area has updated versions of two key elements for the region’s transportation planning process – Transportation Outlook 2040 and the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The AMATS Policy Committee approved both items during its May 25 meeting. Transportation Outlook 2040 is the long-range plan that identifies regional transportation needs and presents recommendations for […]
Director of AMATS discussing Federal Transportation Dollars.
April 25th, 2017
Interested in what funding is available for the roads we drive, bike, and walk on? Check out this interview with our Director, Curtis Baker, and find out more about how those road projects get done.
Let Me Count the Ways
April 13th, 2017
AMATS is in a new era of data collection for the Greater Akron area. AMATS Public Information Coordinator Kerry Prater describes some of the new technologies that the agency is using in the region’s traffic counting program.
Making the Grade
March 29th, 2017
AMATS hosted a March 14 meeting in downtown Akron as part of its federal certification review as the Greater Akron area’s metropolitan planning organization. The public was invited to share their thoughts regarding the agency with Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration officials.
Talking with Jasen
March 23rd, 2017
AMATS Director Curtis Baker was a guest on WAKR-AM’s mid-day program, The Jasen Sokol Show, on March 22. The director talked about the Greater Akron area’s draft Transportation Outlook 2040 and draft Transportation Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2018 through 2021, both of which are available for public review and comment between March 27 and April 7.To […]
What A Year!
March 1st, 2017
AMATS is pleased to announce that the 2016 Annual Report is now available. The report summarizes the agency’s significant accomplishments through the year, such as the completion of major components for the upcoming Transportation Outlook 2040, a record year for project funding, and new innovations in our traffic counting programs. Other features concern the Connecting […]
Area crash totals on the rise
January 26th, 2017
The number of traffic crashes on Greater Akron area roadways and intersections increased between 2013 and 2015, according to the latest three-year crash report compiled by AMATS. This upward trend is a continuation of one that began in 2009, when area crashes hit their low point, and is similar to overall trends across Ohio and […]
Beware the Bikes of March!
December 20th, 2016
Effective March 19, 2017, Ohio motorists must keep a 3-foot “safe distance” when passing bicyclists. Governor John Kasich signed House Bill 154, which defines the distance, on Dec. 19. AMATS officials recently expressed their support for this legislation, which has been supported by the Ohio Bicycle Federation (OBF), since 2009.The OBF is a non-profit, statewide advocacy organization […]
Baker named director of AMATS
December 1st, 2016
After serving for 11 months as the agency’s interim director, Curtis Baker was named director of the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS), the metropolitan planning organization serving the Greater Akron area. Baker has been serving as interim director since Jan. 4 and was unanimously endorsed by the AMATS Policy Committee for the directorship in […]