What’s New

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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Interactive Bike & Pedestrian Crash Maps

December 9th, 2015

Wondering how safe the roads are where you bike? Interested in knowing the locations where pedestrian crashes happen?  Check out these interactive maps to learn more. Pedestrian crashes 2012-2014 Bicycle crashes 2012-2014

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AMATS Director Jason Segedy leaving for new position

December 7th, 2015

After seven years as director of AMATS, Jason Segedy will be leaving this position in January.  Akron Mayor-elect Daniel Horrigan announced in early December that Segedy will be the city’s new planning director.Segedy became AMATS director in 2008 and has been with the agency since 1998.  During his tenure as agency director, AMATS focused its efforts on […]

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Environmental Health Survey – SCPH

November 23rd, 2015

Summit County Public Health (SCPH) would like to identify the needs of Summit County residents. Your input is very important because it helps SCPH understand the concerns and needs of Summit County residents. Once feedback has been received from the community, SCPH will prioritize the concerns and create action plans to begin addressing these concerns. […]

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Another Step – AMATS’ Draft 2015 Pedestrian Plan

November 6th, 2015

With the release of its Draft 2015 Pedestrian Plan for public review, AMATS is taking the Greater Akron area one step closer to 2040. The 2015 Pedestrian Plan will be used by the agency as one of several significant inputs during the development of the area’s upcoming long-range Regional Transportation Plan. An update to the […]

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Year in Review

October 28th, 2015

AMATS Planning Administrator Curtis Baker highlighted the agency’s accomplishments in 2015 during the AMATS Annual Meeting on Oct. 16. Baker described 2015 as an incredibly productive year for the agency in which AMATS explored new ideas and challenged the status quo in regional transportation planning. Baker observed that the agency had made significant progress on […]

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Making the Link-Transportation, Planning and Health

October 23rd, 2015

Among the day’s speakers during the Oct. 16 AMATS Annual Meeting was James Hardy, the assistant director of community health for Summit County Public Health. Hardy talked about the importance of place and its direct impacts on public health behaviors. He noted that, while agencies such as Summit County Public Health and AMATS are at […]

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Making the Link – Transportation and Legislation

October 20th, 2015

State Senator Frank LaRose was among the featured speakers during the AMATS Annual Meeting on Oct. 16. Speaking before nearly 150 meeting attendees at the Sheraton Suites Akron Cuyahoga Falls, Sen. LaRose discussed state Issue 1, a bipartisan proposal facing voters in November that would change how Ohio draws its state legislative districts. LaRose also […]

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