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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 six times in 2019.  Meetings will be held at 6:30 pm at the Main Library – Akron Summit County Public Library unless otherwise noted.

2019 Meeting Dates


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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.  

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Save the Date!

The 2019 AMATS Annual Meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 11 at the Sheraton Suites Akron Cuyahoga Falls located at 1989 Front Street in Cuyahoga Falls.  Registration is $50 and will begin Sept. 3 and end Oct. 4.  Please check our web page and your email for updates regarding this event as we release more details. 

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It’s Time for School and Pedestrian Safety!

Safety Tips for Drivers Encountering Pedestrians Drivers must yield the right of way to pedestrians crossing in marked or unmarked crosswalks (there is technically a crosswalk at every street or road intersection, even if it’s not marked). At signals, drivers must yield to pedestrians when the WALK signal is displayed. Distracted driving is an increasingly […]

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Saturday Sight Seeing

AMATS Director Curtis Baker, Planner Darryl Kleinhenz and Kent Engineer Jim Bowling met Saturday, July 6 for a more than 30-mile bike ride through the Greater Akron area. The video posted above documents their journey. We hope that you will subscribe to our agency’s YouTube channel – AMATSPlanning. It’s a great source of information about […]

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