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Come Walk the Magic Mile with CIC on August 3

June 29th, 2016

August 3, 2016, 6pm ACoT, 571 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton, OH 44203On August 3, 2016, AMATS Citizens Involvement Committee will be heading to Barberton to learn about the new improvements in the city as a result of the 2013 planning grant from AMATS. We will start at the Art Center on Tusc (ACoT) with a […]

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2016 will be one for the record books

2016 will be one for the record books

June 17th, 2016

“‘Over-programming’ puts us in a position to obtain funding for additional projects beyond our available funding.” – AMATS TIP Coordinator Victor Botosan 2016 will be a high water mark for funding of transportation projects in the Greater Akron area.  For the first time in its 54-year history, AMATS – the agency responsible for area transportation […]

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Letters of Intent Being Accepted for Elderly and Disabled Program

June 15th, 2016

AMATS is accepting Letters of Intent (LOI) from social service agencies and public transit agencies to provide transportation services or improvements in the AMATS area.  Approximately $1 million in federal funds from the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (FTA Section 5310) is available. The letters of intent […]

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New downtown Akron bike racks have plenty of ‘character’

May 17th, 2016

If you have been to Akron recently you may have spotted some unique characters hanging around your favorite downtown landmarks.  There are now ball players in front of Canal Park, giant flowers blossoming in Lock 3, a score of musical notes playing near Musica and BLU Jazz+, and a giant legume standing in front of […]

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2016 Freight Plan now available

May 2nd, 2016

The movement of freight is part and parcel of AMATS’ transportation planning responsibilities in the Greater Akron area.  The agency recently prepared its 2016 Freight Plan, a comprehensive analysis of the area’s existing freight system that presents various multi-modal recommendations for the upcoming long-range Regional Transportation Plan.The 2016 Freight Plan identifies transportation systems that are […]

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Connecting Communities Planning Grants

March 31st, 2016

Deadline to submit applications was May 27, 2016. A total of 13 applications were received. AMATS staff is in the process of reviewing the applications. The Connecting Communities Planning Grant Task Force will meet in June to review, score, and make recommendations for planning grant recipients. The Policy Committee will vote on recipients at their […]

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Cuyahoga Falls Downtown Redevelopment

March 22nd, 2016

The City of Cuyahoga Falls is engaging the public in its discussion of opening their Front Street Pedestrian Mall to vehicular traffic.  The website states they want to “build a more successful and promising business district in downtown Cuyahoga Falls.” Although the city is in the planning phase of the improvements, a potential developer has […]

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Announcing the 2015 Annual Report

February 23rd, 2016

AMATS has released its 2015 Annual Report which details the agency’s many accomplishments during the year such as the Road Diet Analysis, the 2015 Pedestrian Plan and “3P” – the agency’s new public participation plan.  There’s also information about the Transportation Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2016 through 2019 and the Connecting Communities Program.  To view […]

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AMATS green-lights nearly $26 million in new projects

January 28th, 2016

In its first meeting of 2016, the AMATS Policy Committee approved 22 projects totaling nearly $26 million in new project funding on Jan. 28.  Committee approval ends an exhaustive selection process that began in September when the agency began sifting through 119 applications from project sponsors throughout the Greater Akron area.AMATS Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) […]

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A Step Forward – The 2015 Pedestrian Plan

December 18th, 2015

The 2015 Pedestrian Plan approved by AMATS is another significant step by the Greater Akron area towards regional connectivity.  The new plan provides a bold vision as to what sort of pedestrian networks that the area should pursue in the coming years.The 2015 Pedestrian Plan identifies safety, connectivity and vibrancy as three areas of improvement […]

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