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AMATS Annual Meeting 10.7.16

August 10th, 2016

This year’s AMATS Annual Meeting will take place on October 7, 2016 at the Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls. The day will begin at 8:30am with registration and a continental breakfast. We will be hearing about transportation issues in Ohio from Alison Goebel, interim director of Greater Ohio Policy Center, as well as a discussion about […]

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2016 Connecting Communities grants announced

July 21st, 2016

The AMATS Connecting Communities Program awarded grants totaling $115,200 to the communities of Kent – in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) – Hudson, Twinsburg and Green.  Approved by the AMATS Policy Committee on July 21, the program’s funding will be used to prepare studies that promote communitywide connectivity.The AMATS Connecting Communities Program encourages the […]

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AMATS wheels out its new 2016 Bike Plan

July 12th, 2016

AMATS is pleased to wheel out its new 2016 Bike Plan for the Greater Akron area.  The plan identifies the region’s bikeway needs and presents recommendations to improve its bicycle network. While the region’s current network has over 108 miles of shared-use paths and 35 miles of bike lanes, the 2016 Bike Plan offers ideas and […]

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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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