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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 in downtown, 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.

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.

60 South High Street
Akron, OH 44326

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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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Citizens Involvement Committee Documents


Latest Meetings:

February 2017 CIC Meeting Essentials

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Press Releases

Talking with Jasen

AMATS Director Curtis Baker was a guest on WAKR-AM’s mid-day program, The Jasen Sokol Show, on March 22.  The director talked about the Greater Akron area’s draft Transportation Outlook 2040 and draft Transportation Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2018 through 2021, both of which are available for public review and comment between March 27 and April 7.To […]

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What A Year!

AMATS is pleased to announce that the 2016 Annual Report is now available. The report summarizes the agency’s significant accomplishments through the year, such as the completion of major components for the upcoming Transportation Outlook 2040, a record year for project funding, and new innovations in our traffic counting programs. Other features concern the Connecting […]

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Area crash totals on the rise

The number of traffic crashes on Greater Akron area roadways and intersections increased between 2013 and 2015, according to the latest three-year crash report compiled by AMATS. This upward trend is a continuation of one that began in 2009, when area crashes hit their low point, and is similar to overall trends across Ohio and […]

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