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What’s New

New Social Media accounts for

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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Draft Access Ohio 2045 Ready for Review

July 14th, 2020

The ODOT Office of Statewide Planning & Research announced that the Draft Access Ohio 2045 Plan is available for public review at starting July 13 through Aug. 31.  The Access Ohio 2045 Plan will guide Ohio’s transportation policies and investment strategies for the next 25 years.  This draft plan has been developed based on […]

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Letters of Intent Being Accepted for Elderly and Disabled

June 30th, 2020

AMATS is accepting Letters of Intent (LOI) from social service agencies and public transit agencies to provide transportation services or improvements in the AMATS area.  Over $1 million in federal funds from the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (FTA Section 5310) is available. The letters of intent […]

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Traffic Gone Viral

June 26th, 2020

The COVID-19 lockdown definitely impacted traffic in the Greater Akron area. To find out how and its potential repercussions for the region, watch Traffic Gone Viral, our latest YouTube feature. We invite you to subscribe to our YouTube channel – AMATSPlanning. It’s a great way to stay informed about transportation-related news in our region.

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Wheels A Turning!

June 17th, 2020

While the COVID-19 lockdown brought most business and recreational opportunities to a standstill in the Greater Akron area, there’s one group that saw heightened activity: bike shops. To find out why, watch our new feature: Wheels A Turning!

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New @AMATS Available

June 2nd, 2020

The January-June 2020 issue of @AMATS, our agency newsletter, is now available. Our latest issue features a message from AMATS Director Curtis Baker, an article regarding our latest three-year analysis of Greater Akron area traffic crashes, and – perhaps most importantly – a detailed look at the area’s new Transportation Improvement Program for Fiscal Years […]

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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 […]

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