November 13th, 2019
Our agency is pleased to launch AMATS Transportation Talk, a new podcast series that focuses on transportation happenings within the Greater Akron area. Transportation Talk presents interviews with important figures in local, regional and state transportation planning. The program will also present features on transportation-related issues impacting our region. AMATS Director Curtis Baker says that the […]
Call to Order!
October 21st, 2019
The 2019 AMATS Annual Meeting began on Friday, Oct. 11 with a call to order by Policy Committee Chairwoman and Richfield Mayor Bobbie Beshara. As she welcomed the record number of more than 180 attendees to the Sheraton Suites Akron Cuyahoga Falls ballroom, the mayor recounted some of the agency’s most significant accomplishments over the […]
Ready for Take Off
October 17th, 2019
Renato Camacho, the president and CEO of the Akron-Canton Airport (CAK), was one of the featured speakers during the 2019 AMATS Annual Meeting on Oct. 11. Camacho – who recently marked his first year as head of the Green-based airport – reflected on the facility’s growth and its importance as a regional economic powerhouse. Situated […]
The Road Ahead for Ohio
October 16th, 2019
Dr. Jack Marchbanks, the director of the Ohio Department of Transportation, was one of the featured speakers during the 2019 AMATS Annual Meeting on Oct. 11.
October 3rd, 2019
October not only ushers in ghosts, goblins and ghouls, but the specter of more pedestrian-related crashes too.
It’s Time for School and Pedestrian Safety!
August 14th, 2019
Safety Tips for Drivers Encountering Pedestrians Drivers must yield the right of way to pedestrians crossing in marked or unmarked crosswalks (there is technically a crosswalk at every street or road intersection, even if it’s not marked). At signals, drivers must yield to pedestrians when the WALK signal is displayed. Distracted driving is an increasingly […]
Saturday Sight Seeing
July 8th, 2019
AMATS Director Curtis Baker, Planner Darryl Kleinhenz and Kent Engineer Jim Bowling met Saturday, July 6 for a more than 30-mile bike ride through the Greater Akron area. The video posted above documents their journey. We hope that you will subscribe to our agency’s YouTube channel – AMATSPlanning. It’s a great source of information about […]
Applications Available now
July 1st, 2019
Applications are now available for Surface Transportation Block Grants (STBG), Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside (TASA), and Resurfacing programs. All applications are due into our office by 4:30pm on August 30, 2019. Please contact Dave Pulay or Amy Prater with any questions at 330-375-2436. For applications in Excel format, please see below: STBG application TASA application Resurfacing […]
New Bike Maps!
June 10th, 2019
Updated versions of our popular Bike Maps are now available. Our new maps include updated trail info and a current bike shop listing for the Greater Akron area. To receive a new map, just click here.
Turn Your Radio On!
May 24th, 2019
AMATS Director Curtis Baker talked with WAKR-AM’s Jasen Sokol on May 23 about the agency’s new Highway Preservation Needs Report and what it means to the Greater Akron area. The agency estimates that the region will need nearly $4 billion – possibly more – just to preserve its existing transportation system. To listen to this […]