KATS 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Survey

Please take a few minutes to help shape transportation in the Kalamazoo metropolitan area!  All information will be confidential.  The survey will be available until Friday, March 13.  *Click Here*

Policy Committee Meeting

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study (KATS) Policy Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at Kalamazoo Metro Transit, 530 North Rose Street.  The meeting materials may be downloaded at the following link:  Meeting Materials for February 25

Information from MDOT regarding Ballot Proposal

KATS received the following information from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) regarding the May 5 Sales Tax Ballot Proposal and a MDOT presentation given to the Flint Metropolitan Transportation Organization.  This information is provided for informational purposes and is in no way intended to reflect an endorsement for, or opposition to, the ballot proposal. 

MDOT Ballot Proposal Presentation
MDOT Summary Transportation Funding Goes to Ballot
MDOT Road Funding To Locals Estimate

MDOT Transportation Program

The Michigan Department of Transportation 2015-2019 Five Year Transportation Program was approved by State Transportation Commission on January 22, 2015.

View it online: MDOT Transportation Program

KATS Newsletter

The February 2015 KATS Newsletter is now online.  Check it out!
FEB 2015 Newsletter

Technical Committee Meeting

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study (KATS) Technical Committee will be meeting on Thursday, February 12, starting at 9:00 a.m. at Kalamazoo Metro Transit, 530 North Rose Street.  Meeting materials relating to the agenda can be found here.

Proposed Amendments to the FY 2014-2017 TIP

Proposed Amendments to the FY 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) are available to review. Comments may be submitted by emailing:sstepek@katsmpo.org or via mail to the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study, 5220 Lovers Ln, Suite 110, Portage, MI 49002. Deadline to submit comments is February 24, 2015.  Comments may also be made in person on February 25 at the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee Meeting to be held at 9:00 a.m. at Kalamazoo Metro Transit, 530 N. Rose Street. Click to view the amendments to the program.

Public notice of public involvement activities and time established for public review and comments on the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) will satisfy the Program of Projects (POP) requirements for the following grantees: Kalamazoo Metro Transit, the Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority, the Central County Transportation Authority and Van Buren Public Transit.

2015 PASER Training and Certification

The Center for Technology & Training (CTT) will be conducting a series of rater training sessions on behalf of the TAMC. All raters who plan to evaluate federal-aid eligible roads as part of a three person team consisting of one staff member from the local agency, one staff member from KATS and one staff member from MDOT in 2015 must attend one of these training sessions.

Online Registration

Classroom Session
March 25
Kalamazoo County Road Commission

8:00 AM-12:00 PM. Registration at 7:30 AM
Certification testing from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

WEBINAR SESSIONS/REQUIREMENTS: New raters, or raters that did not actively rate in 2013 or 2014, must attend a webinar session in addition to a classroom session.

February 10: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
February 12: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
March 9: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
March 31: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM