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The Journey to Zero

August 11th, 2022

The AMATS Policy Committee committed the Greater Akron area to the national Vision Zero initiative during its Aug. 11 meeting.  If the goals of Vision Zero become a reality, traffic deaths and severe injuries may one day become a memory.Vision Zero is a road traffic safety program promoted by the U.S. Department of Transportation that […]

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Pavement Conditions Index RFQ

July 18th, 2022

AMATS is requesting submissions from qualified consultants for a two-year contract to analyze an estimated 890 centerline miles of pavement in the AMATS service area. AMATS desires to develop a regionally comprehensive inventory of pavement data for roads eligible to receive federal funds through AMATS. The consultant will collect pavement condition data on all federal […]

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This Just In – New @AMATS!

June 27th, 2022

We are pleased to present the January-June 2022 issue of @AMATS, our agency newsletter.  This latest issue covers the new 2021 Annual Report on Roadway Traffic Congestion in the AMATS Region, the 2018-2020 Crash Report, and the updated AMATS Public Participation Plan or “3P.”  There’s also features about springtime Jane’s Walk events and METRO’s new […]

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Is Area Congestion Bad?

June 2nd, 2022

A new, first-of-its kind report compiled by AMATS shows that things aren’t that bad even when they’re at their worst in terms of traffic congestion on Greater Akron area roadways.  Approved by AMATS in May, the new 2021 Annual Report on Roadway Traffic Congestion in the AMATS Region shows that the area’s roadway network functions […]

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Traffic fatalities surged during pandemic

March 24th, 2022

The latest three-year analysis released by AMATS shows that fatal motor vehicle crashes surged in the Greater Akron area during 2020 when compared to 2018.The new report is based on AMATS’ analysis of more than 51,000 motor vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian-related crash records for the area’s roadway sections and intersections obtained from the Ohio Department […]

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Small Steps

March 11th, 2022

2021 was a year in which AMATS, the Greater Akron area, and the nation as a whole took a few small steps back to normality from the depths of the COVID-19 Pandemic.  You can now read about the agency’s accomplishments during the course of the year in the AMATS 2021 Annual Report. Among the year’s […]

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37 in ’22

January 27th, 2022

Thirty-seven highway, resurfacing, and bike and pedestrian projects throughout the Greater Akron area will receive nearly $40 million in federal funds following the first meeting of the AMATS Policy Committee in 2022.AMATS is the federally designated metropolitan planning organization serving the Greater Akron area of Portage and Summit counties and a portion of Wayne County.  […]

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A Greater Voice in the Greater Akron Area

January 13th, 2022

AMATS is updating its Public Participation Plan or “3P,” but we need one key element to update this plan successfully: You! As the Greater Akron area’s federally designated metropolitan planning organization, AMATS needs public participation as it selects which highway, public transit, bike, and pedestrian projects are worthy of receiving federal funds.The 3P identifies the […]

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A New October Scare

October 12th, 2021

AMATS has identified another October scare for those living in the Greater Akron area: pedestrian-related crashes.  The agency finds that these crashes spike during the month of October compared to other months of the year.As the Greater Akron area’s metropolitan planning organization, AMATS compiles crash-related data regarding the area’s roadway sections and intersections.  This data […]

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STBG, Resurfacing, and TASA Applications Now Available

STBG, Resurfacing, and TASA Applications Now Available

September 27th, 2021

Beginning September 27, 2021 and continuing through October 29, 2021, AMATS will be accepting applications for the STBG, TASA, and Resurfacing Programs. Although not due until October 29, please return them as soon as possible. AMATS staff will be reviewing and scoring the projects. Please note, no Letters of Intent are due at this time. […]

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