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What’s New

Fatalities up While Crashes, Injuries Down

January 12th, 2021

The latest three-year analysis released by AMATS shows that crash-related fatalities increased in the Greater Akron area, despite fewer vehicle crashes and crash-related injuries between the years 2017 through 2019.The new report is based on AMATS’ analysis of more than 55,000 motor vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian-related crash records for the area’s roadway sections and intersections […]

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New Connections on the Horizon

December 17th, 2020

The Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority (PARTA) and the city of Stow are about to join a growing cast of players that are pursuing connectivity throughout the Greater Akron area.  In its last virtual meeting of 2020, the AMATS Policy Committee on Dec. 17 unanimously approved two separate $40,000 grants to study livability issues in […]

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Less Congestion May Mean More Help

December 17th, 2020

The new Congestion Management Process (CMP) Report finds that there are fewer extremely congested locations in the Greater Akron area today than in the past.  That’s good news for those areas that are still coping with high congestion as it may mean more resources for the area’s remaining trouble spots, according to AMATS Transportation Improvement […]

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Want a Good Read?

October 6th, 2020

The latest issue of @AMATS, our agency newsletter, is available.  The July-December 2020 issue includes articles about the new 2020 Transit Plan and 2020 Freight Plan.  There’s also info about Move With The Mayor events. To view our latest issue, please click here.  To download a pdf, please click here.

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Area Deer Crashes Jump

October 5th, 2020

Crashes involving deer and motor vehicles have jumped 14 percent in the Greater Akron area since 2017, according to findings by AMATS.  Deer-related crashes have steadily increased from 654 in 2017 to 745 in 2019, according to a review by the planning agency of Ohio Department of Transportation and Ohio Department of Public Safety crash […]

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Two Steps to 2045

September 24th, 2020

The AMATS Policy Committee unanimously approved the 2020 Transit Plan and the 2020 Freight Plan during a Sept. 24 virtual meeting.The 2020 Transit Plan charts a new route for area transit service while the 2020 Freight Plan identifies segments of the region’s transportation system that are critical to the movement of bulk goods.  The plans […]

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New Social Media accounts for Switching-Gears.org

September 4th, 2020

AMATS has recently launched new social media accounts for active transportation advocacy on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Each of the agency’s new accounts offers unique assets to AMATS as it guides the Greater Akron area’s active transportation planning process.  Information about the new pages is summarized below: Facebook – AMATS’ Switching-Gears Facebook page allows the […]

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Move With The Mayor

August 7th, 2020

AMATS and three Greater Akron area mayors got rolling with the “Move With The Mayor” initiative recently.  The mayors of Akron, Cuyahoga Falls and Tallmadge are urging everyone to stay active during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak by enjoying the area’s many bike and hike trails.

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Hauling Freight

August 6th, 2020

The draft AMATS 2020 Freight Plan is available for public review.  The plan identifies the elements of the Greater Akron area’s transportation system that are critical to the movement of bulk goods.  The plan also recommends potential improvements to promote freight-related commerce and delivery throughout the region. A unique aspect of this freight plan is […]

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Catching a Bus

August 5th, 2020

The draft AMATS 2020 Transit Plan is now available for review. The 2020 Transit Plan builds on the momentum of recent accomplishments by AMATS and the region’s transit providers, METRO of Summit County and PARTA of Portage County. The draft 2020 Transit Plan takes a fresh approach to gauge the quality of service provided by […]

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