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Public Involvement is a vital component in transportation planning. Public participation provides citizens access to the decision making process as well as a way to voice ideas and needs.


Citizens Involvement Committee

The AMATS Citizens Involvement Committee (CIC) is the forum through which the public may weigh in directly on transportation-related matters. Through its open-meeting format, CIC members may freely discuss issues with AMATS staff members and other players in the region’s planning process. The AMATS staff works closely with the CIC members to identify potential discussion topics and in the preparation of necessary meeting materials and the scheduling of guest speakers. The committee meets regularly and its membership is open to all who wish to participate. Regular meetings commence at 6:30pm and are usually held in the Akron-Summit County Public Library located at 60 South High Street, Akron, OH 44326, which is centrally located and transit accessible in the Greater Akron area. Additional committee meetings may be scheduled by the CIC members if they so desire, and location may change as needed.

What’s Happening Next?

The CIC is scheduled to meet six times in 2020.  Meetings will be held at 6:30 pm at the Main Library – Akron Summit County Public Library unless otherwise noted.

2020 Meeting Dates


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Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires that AMATS shall not, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or sex, exclude anyone from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

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Move With The Mayor

AMATS and three Greater Akron area mayors got rolling with the “Move With The Mayor” initiative recently.  The mayors of Akron, Cuyahoga Falls and Tallmadge are urging everyone to stay active during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak by enjoying the area’s many bike and hike trails.

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Hauling Freight

The draft AMATS 2020 Freight Plan is available for public review.  The plan identifies the elements of the Greater Akron area’s transportation system that are critical to the movement of bulk goods.  The plan also recommends potential improvements to promote freight-related commerce and delivery throughout the region. A unique aspect of this freight plan is […]

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Catching a Bus

The draft AMATS 2020 Transit Plan is now available for review. The 2020 Transit Plan builds on the momentum of recent accomplishments by AMATS and the region’s transit providers, METRO of Summit County and PARTA of Portage County. The draft 2020 Transit Plan takes a fresh approach to gauge the quality of service provided by […]

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