Akron Innerbelt Update
January 25th, 2018
The ongoing $19 million project to improve the Akron Innerbelt was the topic of discussion at the Jan. 18 meeting of the AMATS Citizens Involvement Committee (CIC). Akron Planner Dylan Garritano briefed attendees on the status of the project, which is expected to be completed later this year. If you are interested in joining the […]
Talking Gas Tax
January 16th, 2018
AMATS Director Curtis Baker joined WAKR-AM’s Jasen Sokol to discuss the agency’s consideration of a resolution supporting an increase in the federal gas tax. The agency’s Policy Committee is considering sending a resolution to federal lawmakers urging an increase as a means to fund the nation’s infrastructure needs.To hear the Jan. 16 interview with Director […]
Six area projects net nearly $13 million
December 14th, 2017
A roundabout in Fairlawn and new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses are among the six Greater Akron area projects that will receive nearly $13 million in Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) Program funds.The CMAQ Program provides federal funds to surface transportation projects and other related efforts that improve air quality and provide congestion relief. In […]
Change is in the air!
November 3rd, 2017
A number of projects are underway in the Greater Akron area that will transform the way that the region is connected. See how AMATS is promoting connectivity principles in transportation planning.
In Case You Couldn’t Make It!
October 12th, 2017
In case you couldn’t make it, here’s a recap of the 2017 AMATS Annual Meeting. With its theme of connectivity, the Oct. 6 meeting helped attendees to make new connections – not only in person – but of the planning variety. Watch AMATS’ latest feature to see how the day unfolded.
STBG, TASA, & Resurfacing Applications being accepted
September 25th, 2017
Beginning September 25, 2017 and continuing through October 31, 2017, AMATS will be accepting applications for the STBG (formerly STP), TASA (formerly TAP), and Resurfacing Programs. Although not due until October 31, please return them as soon as possible. AMATS staff will be reviewing and scoring the projects. Please note, no Letters of Intent are […]
Jobs and Transportation: A Classic Combo
September 21st, 2017
Transportation influences and is influenced by economic development decisions. The pattern of our region’s historical development has created efficiency challenges both for businesses and employees, especially with regards to job access. A better understanding of the interrelationship between where jobs and infrastructure exist can influence policy decisions by AMATS. Job hubs research conducted in partnership […]
TIGERs return with a roar
September 8th, 2017
The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Program made a roaring return recently despite predictions for its extinction. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced that local and state stakeholders may apply for $500 million in discretionary grant funding through the TIGER Program until Oct. 16.TIGER grants are awarded by the department on a competitive […]
Fill ‘er Up
August 25th, 2017
The use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as a fuel is increasing among transit and fleet operators across the nation including the Greater Akron area. Find out how and why the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS) is working with METRO of Summit County and the Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority (PARTA) in Portage County […]
Barberton: Bringing It All Together
July 28th, 2017
AMATS, together with the city of Barberton and the Barberton Community Foundation, co-hosted a July 26 Switching Gears Conference. The agency has hosted similar events to promote liveable planning practices throughout the Greater Akron area. Event organizers hope that the conference will encourage the public to support such practices as Barberton continues its ongoing connectivity […]