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 2018.  Meetings will be held at 6:30 pm at the Main Library – Akron Summit County Public Library unless otherwise noted.

2018 Meeting Dates


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Looking Ahead to 2045

The AMATS Policy Committee received a draft Population Forecast for the year 2045 during its May 10 meeting. This forecast will be used to develop the next long-range transportation plan for the Greater Akron area. This video explains the development of this forecast and what population trends that it sees unfolding in Portage and Summit […]

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Making Tracks with Jane’s Walk!

AMATS brought Jane’s Walk events back for a fifth successful year. Find out how the agency is using this global walking initiative for regional transportation planning in the Greater Akron area by watching our video recap.

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2017 in Review

2017 was an extraordinary year for AMATS.  Along with the simultaneous completion of a new four-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and a new long-range Transportation Outlook 2040, the agency made other tremendous strides in regional planning for the Greater Akron area.  To learn more, please click here to view our 2017 Annual Report.

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