What a Year!
October 18th, 2023
AMATS Director Curtis Baker recapped a year of solid accomplishments by the Greater Akron area’s metropolitan planning organization during the agency’s 2023 Annual Meeting on Oct. 6. Baker listed implementing a new Carbon Reduction Program, starting a new Traffic Signal Inventory, and seeing several ambitious regional projects become reality as some of the agency’s […]
STBG, TASA, CRP, Resurfacing, and TASA Supplemental Applications
September 21st, 2023
Beginning September 21, 2023 and continuing through November 3, 2023, AMATS will be accepting applications for the STBG, TASA, Resurfacing, Carbon Reduction Plan (CRP), and TASA Supplemental Programs. Although not due until November 3, please return the applications as soon as possible. AMATS staff will be reviewing and scoring the projects. Please note, no Letters […]
Opening the Purse Strings
September 21st, 2023
Funding policy changes approved by AMATS may lead to more funding opportunities for Greater Akron area communities and other project sponsors in the years to come. During its Sept. 21 meeting, the AMATS Policy Committee approved a slate of changes to the AMATS Funding Policy Guidelines, which provide detailed eligibility and scoring criteria for project […]
It’s That Time!
September 18th, 2023
It’s time for the AMATS Annual Meeting! Please note that registration for the 2023 Annual Meeting ends Friday, Sept. 29. This year’s meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. The day’s featured speakers include Michelle May, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Highway Safety Program manager, and Dan Rice, the president and chief […]
Gold, silver, or bronze?
September 12th, 2023
The cities of Barberton and Cuyahoga Falls are reaching for a gold, silver, or bronze Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designation through the League of American Bicyclists in 2023. The Summit County cities are participating in a league-sponsored online survey regarding bicycling within their respective communities. The League’s Bicycle Friendly America Program provides a resource for […]
Making a Better Middlebury!
August 29th, 2023
AMATS and several sponsors will mark the agency’s 11th anniversary of hosting Bike-N-Brainstorms with a Sept. 23 event in Akron’s Middlebury neighborhood. Bike-N-Brainstorms provide cyclists in the Greater Akron area with opportunities to share their insights with planning officials regarding how to improve the region’s active transportation network.The popular events include a bike ride along […]
Traffic Signal Inventory RFQ
August 23rd, 2023
AMATS is seeking Letters of Interest from qualified firms to develop a regional traffic signal inventory. The contract includes collecting and inventorying an estimated 1,000 traffic signal locations in the AMATS service area. AMATS has a proposed budget for this project of $125,000. Firms interested in being considered for selection should respond by submitting four […]
Surveying the Signs
June 28th, 2023
The Ohio State University is conducting an online survey on behalf of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to gauge drivers’ opinions of dynamic message signs (DMS) along the state’s roads and highways. Survey responses will provide OSU and ODOT researchers with valuable information about how Ohioans use DMS. The roughly 15-minute survey queries participants […]
Clearing the Air About CMAQ
June 14th, 2023
Applications for the statewide Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) Program are now available through AMATS until the end of July. The federal CMAQ Program supports transportation improvement projects that reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality, and help urban areas achieve federal clean air standards. CMAQ funds are available for new projects in fiscal years 2027 […]