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Ohio at the Crossroads

January 27th, 2023

Ohio is at a crossroads when it comes to funding its transportation needs.  Increasingly, more Ohioans are driving high-mileage gas, hybrid or electric vehicles.  While these vehicles may offer environmental benefits and ease the nation’s dependency on fossil fuels, their use decreases the amount of gas being purchased.  Less gas being sold means that the […]

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’22 in Review

January 27th, 2023

The AMATS 2022 Annual Report is available.  2022 wasn’t just another year on a calendar.  It’s when AMATS celebrated its Diamond Anniversary as the Greater Akron area’s metropolitan planning organization! Among the agency’s accomplishments in 2022 were the completion of a first-of-its-kind yearly traffic congestion analysis, two three-year crash reports, and the launch of a […]

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Connecting Lakemore, Springfield

December 15th, 2022

Lakemore Village, Springfield Township take a big leap in neighborhood connectivityPeople in the Village of Lakemore and Springfield Township may soon find it easier to walk from place to place in their communities.  The AMATS Connecting Communities Program today awarded a $52,000 planning grant to the Village of Lakemore and Springfield Township for a unique […]

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Crashes Up in 2021

December 15th, 2022

Greater Akron area traffic crashes increase in 2021The latest three-year analysis released by AMATS shows that the overall number of crashes in the Greater Akron area surged by about 6 percent or 1,022 crashes, from 14,965 crashes in 2020 to 15,987 crashes in 2021.The latest report is based on AMATS’ analysis of nearly 49,000 motor […]

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Surveying Safe Streets

November 29th, 2022

 Greater Akron area surveying a path to Safe Streets for All The AMATS Safe Streets for All (SS4A) Taskforce is seeking public input as it prepares an action plan for the Greater Akron area.  The plan will identify common causes of fatal and serious crashes and offer possible solutions for unsafe locations within Portage and […]

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Get the Latest!

November 9th, 2022

 The July-December 2022 issue of @AMATS, our agency newsletter, is now available. This issue includes features about October’s AMATS Annual Meeting, the agency’s Vision Zero initiative, and how a programming change to the four-year Transportation Improvement Program boosted nine projects in the Greater Akron area. To view this issue as a pdf, please click […]

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Notice of Funding Available: FY 2023 Planning Grants

August 22nd, 2022

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 […]

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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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