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What’s New

The AMATS office is closed to the public indefinitely due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. AMATS staff are still available via phone and email. For general inquiries please use the AMATS website.

Closed, But Still Open

April 7th, 2020

Just because the AMATS offices are closed to the public due to the COVID-19 outbreak, doesn’t mean that our agency isn’t open for business. In fact, we want to hear from you about two items that are important to the Greater Akron area: the Draft Transportation Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2021 Through 2024 (TIP) […]

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Thanks to Our Viewers!

March 30th, 2020

AMATS hosted a successful virtual public meeting April 2 to present its Draft Transportation Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2021 through 2024 (TIP). The evening meeting began at 6:30 p.m. on the AMATS Facebook page and attracted an audience that grew throughout the presentation. AMATS Director Curtis Baker noted that within 24 hours of the […]

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A $993 Million Preview

March 19th, 2020

If you’re interested in what the future holds for transportation in the Greater Akron area, then mark Monday, March 30 on your calendar.  That’s the day that AMATS will unveil the area’s Draft Transportation Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2021Through 2024 (TIP) for online comments.  The latest TIP is the most expensive and possibly most […]

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Transportation Talk

March 3rd, 2020

In this March 2020 episode of Transportation Talk, AMATS Director Curtis Baker and City Architecture Principal Alex Pesta have a freewheeling discussion regarding the transportation planning process – not only in the Greater Akron area – but across the nation.  Baker Other topics discussed by the duo include the importance of public engagement and the […]

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Let’s Get Rolling!

February 19th, 2020

AMATS needs your help for the 2020 Bike-N-Brainstorm season.  Our agency is seeking communities to join us in planning and hosting Bike-N-Brainstorms throughout the Greater Akron area during the upcoming riding season.  What is a Bike-N-Brainstorm? A Bike-N-Brainstorm is an active public meeting, which includes a bike ride and brainstorming session to receive feedback on […]

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On the Cusp…

February 6th, 2020

We’re pleased to present the 2019 AMATS Annual Report. Last year was an eventful one for the agency as the Greater Akron area stood on the cusp of a new era in transportation planning: the 2020s! During the course of the year, the AMATS Policy Committee became actively engaged in state-level debates regarding transportation and […]

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Read All About It!

January 6th, 2020

The July-December 2019 issue of @AMATS is now available. This issue contains features about the 2019 Active Transportation Plan, our October Annual Meeting, and a re-cap of our Bike-N-Brainstorm season. To view a pdf, please click here.

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Actively Planning for 2045

December 20th, 2019

The new 2019 Active Transportation Plan (ATP) prepared by AMATS presents the various strategies and recommendations that the Greater Akron area will pursue to improve the region’s bicycling and pedestrian networks over the next 26 years.  Adopted by the AMATS Policy Committee during its Dec. 19 meeting, the ATP is the successor to the agency’s […]

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FY 2020 Planning Grant Applications Now Available!

FY 2020 Planning Grant Applications Now Available!

December 9th, 2019

Applications are now available for AMATS fifth round of Connecting Communities Planning Grants. AMATS has made available $80,000 for two $40,000 planning grants with the purpose of creating better connections for all users of the road. Planning Grant Applications should further the Connecting Communities principles: Increase alternative transportation options to connect people and places Promote […]

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Notice of Funding Available: FY 2020 Planning Grants

November 21st, 2019

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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