The KATS Policy Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, December 4 at 9:00 a.m. at Kalamazoo Metro Transit, 530 North Rose Street. The meeting packet is available online here or by contacting KATS at (269) 343-0766.
The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee will be taking action on the proposed KATS Congestion Management Process at their scheduled December 4, 2013 meeting. Please submit any comments regarding the proposed process by December 2, 2013 so they can be presented to the Committee.
KATS Congestion Management Process November 2013- Draft
KATS is hosting a CMAQ subcommittee meeting December 17, 9:00 am at Kalamazoo Metro Transit to discuss FY 2018 and 2019 CMAQ projects. The amount of funding available each FY is $923,035.
Please email Steve Stepek completed project descriptions and emission worksheets by December 13th, 2013. Guidance and necessary forms are available on MDOT’s CMAQ webpage at: http://www.michigan.gov/cmaq
KATS staff is currently compiling 23 FY 2015-2017 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) applications. KATS, as a Transportation Management Area, receives approximately $243,000 of TAP funding each fiscal year (FY). KATS issued a call for projects for the TAP program, which closed November 1. KATS received applications totaling $11,105,902, for the $729,000 available over FY 2015-2017.
The TAP subcommittee will review the applications and make a recommendation to the KATS Technical Committee at their scheduled January meeting.
Several amendments will be brought before the Technical Committee and Policy Committee over the next month. Click Here to View TIP Amendments. Action of the amendments will take place on November 7 (Technical Committee) and December 4 (Policy Committee). Please contact KATS if you have any questions regarding these amendments.
The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Technical Committee will be meeting Thursday, November 7 at 9:00 a.m. at Kalamazoo Metro Transit, 530 North Rose Street. Meeting topics include amendments to the FY 2011-2014 and 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program, review of draft Congestion Management Process Policy, and the year to date summary of the third-party in-kind contributions. More information and the meeting packet can be found under Committees.
An information session, sponsored by Senator Tonya Schuitmaker and Representative Margaret O’Brien, will be held November 6 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the KVCC The Groves, 7107 Elm Valley Drive in Kalamazoo. The session will focus on understanding infrastructure funding, condition of Kalamazoo county roads, and how agencies address efficiency and necessary investment for the future. Speakers to include Representative Joseph Haveman, Pete Pfeiffer (MDOT), Chris Barnes (City of Portage), Fred Nagler (City of Kalamazoo), and Joanna Johnson (Kalamazoo County Road Commission. Transportation 101 Meeting