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What’s New

Hot Off the Presses!

May 20th, 2019

The current issue of @AMATS, our agency newsletter, includes features about the latest Highway Preservation Needs Report, interesting data about bike crashes in our region, and wrap-ups of various walking and biking events in the Greater Akron area. You may also download a pdf of the January-June 2019 issue of @AMATS by clicking here.

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Preservation’s Price Tag

May 16th, 2019

It won’t be cheap to preserve the Greater Akron area’s highway system to the year 2045.  In fact, preserving the region’s more than 3,422 lane miles of federal-aid roadways and its 947 bridges carries a pretty hefty price tag. AMATS estimates that the area will need approximately $3.78 billion over the next 27 years just […]

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CMAQ Funding Available for Transportation Projects

May 14th, 2019

AMATS is now accepting applications for the Statewide Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) Funding Program. The CMAQ Program funds transportation improvement projects that reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality and help urban areas achieve federal clean air standards. Federal CMAQ funding is now available for new projects in fiscal years 2024 and 2025. 1) Program […]

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Better Weather + Longer Days = More Bike Crashes

April 8th, 2019

AMATS wants to remind cyclists and motorists in the Greater Akron area that temperatures and daylight hours aren’t the only things increasing as summer approaches.  Their chances of being in a bicycle-related accident are going up too.As the region’s metropolitan planning organization, AMATS compiles crash-related data for various safety studies and improvement projects.  The agency’s […]

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Turning the Page on 2018!

February 27th, 2019

The AMATS 2018 Annual Report is now available.  From approving nearly $34 million in new projects to backing Resolution 2018-07, 2018 was a busy year for the Greater Akron area’s transportation planning agency – AMATS.  The annual report summarizes the agency’s accomplishments. To view this report, please click here.

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AMATS joins the gas tax debate

February 8th, 2019

State and federal policymakers are debating whether taxes on gas should be used to pay for infrastructure needs.  AMATS is on record with Resolution 2018-07 as supporting an increase in the federal gas tax.  The agency is also a member of Fix Our Roads Ohio (FOR Ohio), a coalition of transportation stakeholders, which is urging Gov. […]

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Q & A @ the CIC

January 24th, 2019

Residents of Green learned more about their community’s still-developing Master Trail Plan during January’s AMATS Citizens Involvement Committee (CIC) meeting. Agency and city officials used the regularly scheduled committee meeting as an opportunity to collect feedback about the upcoming plan, which is being financed by an AMATS Connecting Communities Planing Grant.  Thirty-five attendees gathered at […]

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Fast Track Our Meetings!

January 11th, 2019

The new year brings a new offering from AMATS!  Starting this month, we will present an audio summary of our committee meeting materials with AMATS Fast Track.  Narrated by AMATS Director Curtis Baker, Fast Track presents a concise synopsis of items on our committee agendas in an MP3 format. If you would like to give […]

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On Newsstands Now!

December 14th, 2018

The July-December 2018 issue of @AMATS, our agency’s newsletter, is now available.  This latest issue includes a recap of the 2018 Annual Meeting and articles about our new Public Participation Plan or “3P”  and an Autonomous Vehicle/Connected Vehicle Workshop co-hosted by AMATS. To download the latest issue of @AMATS, just click here.

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Crashes, fatalities creeping up

December 14th, 2018

The latest three-year crash report compiled by AMATS shows that, while the number of crashes and crash-related fatalities in the Greater Akron area continue to increase, the number of serious crash-related injuries continues to decrease.Although there may be a few dips in year-to-year totals, the overall trend for area crashes has been upward since 2009 […]

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