Agency endorses federal gasoline tax increase
September 30th, 2010
The AMATS Policy Committee passed a resolution during its Sept. 29 meeting stating its support for a 10 cent per gallon increase in the federal gasoline tax.
AMATS releases planning study for Rothrock Road/Montrose Area
September 16th, 2010
Over the past few months there has been increased speculation that the Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club located in Fairlawn may move from its existing site to a new site located in Copley Township. AMATS staff has had discussions with the communities of Fairlawn, Bath, Copley, and two private developers about the potential move. Because both […]
Connecting Communities Planning Grant Applications Available Now!
September 1st, 2010
Click here for the pdf of the application. Email, mail, or hand deliver your application by the Friday, October 15, 2010 deadline. Please contact Heather Davis Reidl at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-375-2436 with any questions.
AMATS Director Interviewed on WAKR
August 23rd, 2010
Click here to listen! AMATS Director Jason Segedy sat down with Ed Esposito and Jody Miller from 1590 WAKR to discuss infrastructure issues and the need to increase the federal gas tax. Click here to listen to the radio interview and read Ed Esposito’s editorial.
Crashes on area roadways, intersections down by 16 percent since 2002
August 17th, 2010
Traffic crashes on the Greater Akron area’s roadways, intersections and freeways continued to decline between 2007 and 2009, according to the latest three-year analysis compiled by AMATS.
Draft Connecting Communities Document Available for Review
August 2nd, 2010
Over the past year AMATS has been working on its Connecting Communities Initiative. The purpose of this initiative is to integrate land use and transportation planning to improve development in the region. The first draft of the Connecting Communities Report is now available! Connecting Communities Initiative – A Guide to Integrating Land Use and Transportation
AMATS Annual Meeting “Just Around the Bend”
June 28th, 2010
The AMATS Annual Meeting is fast approaching.
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.