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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]