Case for 10¢ per gallon tax increase
June 1st, 2010
America’s infrastructure is aging rapidly and is in need of new financial investment. Federal funding for roads and bridges has not kept up with our infrastructure’s decline. The following presentation and letter make the case for increasing the federal gas tax to provide additional funding for future infrastructure investment. Case for 10¢ per gallon […]
Regional planning agency awards $28 million to local transportation projects
April 1st, 2010
Twenty-nine projects in the Greater Akron area will receive $28 million in federal funds thanks to the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS). While the bulk of the funds will be used to maintain the area’s existing roads – roughly $4 million to repaving alone – a significant share is committed to expanding the area’s network of bike trails.
New Leadership for AMATS in 2010
January 4th, 2010
New Franklin Mayor Al Bollas was elected 2010 chairman of the Policy Committee of the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS). The Policy Committee is composed of 44 officials representing local municipalities, counties, transit agencies, and the Ohio Department of Transportation. It is responsible for deciding how federal transportation funds are spent in the Greater Akron area. METRO Executive Director Bob Pfaff was elected to serve as vicechairman.
New Regional Transportation Plan Available
December 4th, 2009
The Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS) announces that Transportation Outlook, the new 20-year regional transportation plan for the Greater Akron area, is available.