Planning in a Pandemic
May 14th, 2020
“The COVID-19 outbreak impacted AMATS just like everyone else. “ Curtis Baker, AMATS Director A “First-of-its-Kind” TIP Although the offices of the AMATS have been closed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the agency has been open for business. In fact, it just completed a major planning milestone. The AMATS Policy Committee unanimously approved […]
Our Ears Are Open
April 14th, 2020
We want to remind everyone that, just because the AMATS office is closed due to COVID-19, our ears are still open. We will be accepting written and email comments about agenda items for our upcoming May committee meetings between Thursday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 13. Meeting materials will be posted on our agency web […]
Closed, But Still Open
April 7th, 2020
Just because the AMATS offices are closed to the public due to the COVID-19 outbreak, doesn’t mean that our agency isn’t open for business. In fact, we want to hear from you about two items that are important to the Greater Akron area: the Draft Transportation Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2021 Through 2024 (TIP) […]
Thanks to Our Viewers!
March 30th, 2020
AMATS hosted a successful virtual public meeting April 2 to present its Draft Transportation Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2021 through 2024 (TIP). The evening meeting began at 6:30 p.m. on the AMATS Facebook page and attracted an audience that grew throughout the presentation. AMATS Director Curtis Baker noted that within 24 hours of the […]
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 […]
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 […]