Join Us on Facebook April 2
March 30th, 2020
AMATS will host a virtual public meeting on Thursday, April 2, to present the Draft Transportation Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2021 through 2024 (TIP) and a potential amendment to Transportation Outlook 2040, the Greater Akron area’s long-range regional transportation plan. The meeting will begin on the AMATS Facebook page at 6:30 p.m. The AMATS […]
A $993 Million Preview
March 19th, 2020
If you’re interested in what the future holds for transportation in the Greater Akron area, then mark Monday, March 30 on your calendar. That’s the day that AMATS will unveil the area’s Draft Transportation Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2021Through 2024 (TIP) for online comments. The latest TIP is the most expensive and possibly most […]
March 3rd, 2020
In this March 2020 episode of Transportation Talk, AMATS Director Curtis Baker and City Architecture Principal Alex Pesta have a freewheeling discussion regarding the transportation planning process – not only in the Greater Akron area – but across the nation. Baker Other topics discussed by the duo include the importance of public engagement and the […]
Let’s Get Rolling!
February 19th, 2020
AMATS needs your help for the 2020 Bike-N-Brainstorm season. Our agency is seeking communities to join us in planning and hosting Bike-N-Brainstorms throughout the Greater Akron area during the upcoming riding season. What is a Bike-N-Brainstorm? A Bike-N-Brainstorm is an active public meeting, which includes a bike ride and brainstorming session to receive feedback on […]
Wanna Take A Walk?
February 18th, 2020
AMATS is seeking volunteers to plan walking tours throughout the Greater Akron Area on May 1-3 as part of our agency’s participation in Jane’s Walk. We encourage community leaders and the public to join us in this global walking initiative . What are Jane’s Walks? Jane’s Walk events are community-led walking conversations inspired by the […]
On the Cusp…
February 6th, 2020
We’re pleased to present the 2019 AMATS Annual Report. Last year was an eventful one for the agency as the Greater Akron area stood on the cusp of a new era in transportation planning: the 2020s! During the course of the year, the AMATS Policy Committee became actively engaged in state-level debates regarding transportation and […]
Read All About It!
January 6th, 2020
The July-December 2019 issue of @AMATS is now available. This issue contains features about the 2019 Active Transportation Plan, our October Annual Meeting, and a re-cap of our Bike-N-Brainstorm season. To view a pdf, please click here.
Actively Planning for 2045
December 20th, 2019
The new 2019 Active Transportation Plan (ATP) prepared by AMATS presents the various strategies and recommendations that the Greater Akron area will pursue to improve the region’s bicycling and pedestrian networks over the next 26 years. Adopted by the AMATS Policy Committee during its Dec. 19 meeting, the ATP is the successor to the agency’s […]
FY 2020 Planning Grant Applications Now Available!
December 9th, 2019
Applications are now available for AMATS fifth round of Connecting Communities Planning Grants. AMATS has made available $80,000 for two $40,000 planning grants with the purpose of creating better connections for all users of the road. Planning Grant Applications should further the Connecting Communities principles: Increase alternative transportation options to connect people and places Promote […]
Notice of Funding Available: FY 2020 Planning Grants
November 21st, 2019
The Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study developed the Connecting Communities Initiative to encourage the integration of land use and transportation. The purpose of the Connecting Communities Planning Grant Program is to fund transportation plans that are consistent with the Connecting Communities Initiative to promote livable communities through transportation planning. The Planning Grant Program has been […]