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What’s New

AMATS Makes Its Move

July 7th, 2021

AMATS has completed its move to new offices in the PNC Building in downtown Akron.  AMATS, the Greater Akron area’s federally designated metropolitan planning organization, is once again open to the public.The agency moved into its new facilities located in Suite 1300 at 1 Cascade Plaza in Akron in early July.  AMATS Director Curtis Baker […]

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CMAQ Funding Applications Now Available

June 14th, 2021

Applications for the statewide Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) funding program are now available. The CMAQ Program funds transportation improvement projects that reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality and help urban areas achieve federal clean air standards. Federal CMAQ funding is now available for new projects in fiscal years 2026 and 2027. 1) Program Guidance […]

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New Regional Infrastructure Plan

May 20th, 2021

The Greater Akron area’s transportation infrastructure took a huge step to the year 2045.  During a May 20 virtual meeting, the AMATS Policy Committee unanimously approved Transportation Outlook 2045, a nearly $8 billion long-range transportation plan for the region.As the area’s federally designated metropolitan planning organization, AMATS prepares and updates the region’s long-range transportation plan […]

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AMATS Announces Special Round of Funding

AMATS Announces Special Round of Funding

April 22nd, 2021

The ongoing pandemic has created challenges and opportunities for the AMATS program in FY2021. AMATS has worked hard to ensure that federal funds are not subject to the ODOT Carry-Forward Policy. Unfortunately, projects sold have come in substantially lower than ODOT’s cost estimates. These circumstances have led to AMATS staff recommending a special round of […]

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Presenting a $7.7 Billion Preview

March 11th, 2021

AMATS Will Present Transportation Outlook 2045 April 29 If you’re interested in what the future holds for transportation in the Greater Akron area, then mark Thursday, April 29 on your calendar. That’s the day that AMATS will present the area’s Draft Transportation Outlook 2045 in a virtual public meeting. Transportation Outlook 2045 is the Greater […]

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Mark March 18 on Your Calendar

February 18th, 2021

If you’re interested in what the future holds for transportation in the Greater Akron area, then mark Thursday, March 18 on your calendar. That’s the day that AMATS will unveil the area’s Draft Transportation Outlook 2045 in a virtual public meeting. Transportation Outlook 2045 is the Greater Akron area’s long-range plan that identifies regional transportation […]

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Remembering a Year to Forget

February 9th, 2021

We’re pleased to announce that the AMATS 2020 Annual Report is now available.  While 2020 may have been a year that many of us would rather forget, AMATS had a number of solid accomplishments during the course of a challenging year. The agency completed a new Transportation Improvement Program, approved key components of the next […]

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New Year, New Newsletter

January 26th, 2021

 The January-June 2021 issue of @AMATS, our agency newsletter, is now available.  This issue includes features about a successful speed table demonstration project in Akron and a new round of livability grants from the AMATS Connecting Communities Program. There’s also details regarding our latest Congestion Management Process Report and 2017-2019 Crash Report. To view […]

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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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