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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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Press Releases

Six area projects net nearly $13 million

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 […]

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Change is in the air!

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.

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In Case You Couldn’t Make It!

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.

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