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What’s New

So What’s New? @AMATS!

June 7th, 2023

In the January-June 2023 issue of @AMATS, the agency approves a new four-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and a regional safety action plan. AMATS also takes a look at new data showing how the Greater Akron area is recovering from the COVID-19 Pandemic. To view this issue as a pdf, please click here.

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New Path with SS4A

May 18th, 2023

AMATS forges new path to regional safety with SS4A Action Plan The Safe Streets for All (SS4A) Action Plan for the Greater Akron Area marks the beginning of a concentrated regional effort to improve safety on area highways, streets, and roadways.Developed by the AMATS and approved by the agency’s Policy Committee during its May 18 […]

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Green-lighting a New TIP

May 18th, 2023

The Greater Akron area has a new four-year, multimillion-dollar Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).  The Policy Committee of the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS) greenlit the area’s newest four-year TIP of regional infrastructure improvements during its May 18 meeting.Spanning Fiscal Years 2024 through 2027, the new $938.5 million TIP includes approximately $523.1 million for highway […]

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Survey for Coordinated Plan

May 10th, 2023

AMATS is in the process of updating the Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan (Coordinated Plan) in conjunction with METRO RTA and PARTA. The purpose of a locally developed Coordinated Plan is to identify community resources for transportation and mobility, understand the gaps and unmet needs within those resources, and to determine the approach to […]

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What Do You Think of the FY 2024-2027 TIP?

March 2nd, 2023

If you’re interested in what the future holds for transportation in the Greater Akron area, then highlight March 10 through April 10 on your calendar. That’s when the area’s Draft Transportation Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2024 Through 2027 (TIP) is available for public review and comment. The TIP is the area’s program of highway, […]

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AMATS Seeking Proposals for New Website

February 8th, 2023

AMATS current website provides contact information, meeting dates, press releases, interactive maps, and documents, as well as the AMATS twitter feed and links to several other AMATS social media accounts. However, the time has come to create something new. AMATS is looking for qualified firms to submit proposals for a new website with an updated […]

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Ohio at the Crossroads

January 27th, 2023

Ohio is at a crossroads when it comes to funding its transportation needs.  Increasingly, more Ohioans are driving high-mileage gas, hybrid or electric vehicles.  While these vehicles may offer environmental benefits and ease the nation’s dependency on fossil fuels, their use decreases the amount of gas being purchased.  Less gas being sold means that the […]

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’22 in Review

January 27th, 2023

The AMATS 2022 Annual Report is available.  2022 wasn’t just another year on a calendar.  It’s when AMATS celebrated its Diamond Anniversary as the Greater Akron area’s metropolitan planning organization! Among the agency’s accomplishments in 2022 were the completion of a first-of-its-kind yearly traffic congestion analysis, two three-year crash reports, and the launch of a […]

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Connecting Lakemore, Springfield

December 15th, 2022

Lakemore Village, Springfield Township take a big leap in neighborhood connectivityPeople in the Village of Lakemore and Springfield Township may soon find it easier to walk from place to place in their communities.  The AMATS Connecting Communities Program today awarded a $52,000 planning grant to the Village of Lakemore and Springfield Township for a unique […]

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Crashes Up in 2021

December 15th, 2022

Greater Akron area traffic crashes increase in 2021The latest three-year analysis released by AMATS shows that the overall number of crashes in the Greater Akron area surged by about 6 percent or 1,022 crashes, from 14,965 crashes in 2020 to 15,987 crashes in 2021.The latest report is based on AMATS’ analysis of nearly 49,000 motor […]

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