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Public Involvement is a vital component in transportation planning. Public participation provides citizens access to the decision making process as well as a way to voice ideas and needs.


Citizens Involvement Committee

The AMATS Citizens Involvement Committee (CIC) is the forum through which the public may weigh in directly on transportation-related matters. Through its open-meeting format, CIC members may freely discuss issues with AMATS staff members and other players in the region’s planning process. The AMATS staff works closely with the CIC members to identify potential discussion topics and in the preparation of necessary meeting materials and the scheduling of guest speakers. The committee meets quarterly and its membership is open to all who wish to participate. Regular meetings commence at 6:30pm and are usually held in the Akron-Summit County Public Library located at 60 South High Street, Akron, OH 44326, which is centrally located and transit accessible in the Greater Akron area. Additional committee meetings may be scheduled by the CIC members if they so desire, and location may change as needed.

What’s Happening Next?

The CIC is scheduled to meet four times in 2017.  Meetings will be held at 6:30 pm at the Main Library – Akron Summit County Public Library unless otherwise noted.

2017 Meeting Dates


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Transportation and Demographics Survey (10 questions)

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AMATS Nondiscrimination Policy Statement

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires that AMATS shall not, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or sex, exclude anyone from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

Nondiscrimination Complaint Form

AMATS Title VI Plan – May 2015


Press Releases

TIGERs return with a roar

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 […]

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Fill ‘er Up

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 […]

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Barberton: Bringing It All Together

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 […]

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