Public Meeting Notice

WHAT:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), City of Kalamazoo, and Amtrak are holding an open house to discuss several upcoming road, railroad and utility projects.

WHO:
MDOT representatives
Kalamazoo city representatives
Amtrak representatives
Residents
Business owners
Media

WHEN:
4 – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017

WHERE:
Kalamazoo Metro Transit meeting room
530 N. Rose St.
Kalamazoo

Accommodations can be made for persons with disabilities and limited English speaking ability. Large print materials, auxiliary aids or the services of interpreters, signers, or readers available upon request. Please call 517-373-9534 to request at least seven days before meeting date.

BACKGROUND:
In 2017, the three agencies will be collaborating on several projects, including repaving M-43 (West Main Street) from US-131 to Michikal Street, and M-43 (West Kalamazoo Avenue) from Pitcher Street to Douglas Avenue. In 2018, MDOT plans to repave US-131 Business Route (North Westnedge Avenue and North Park Street) from M-43 (West Michigan Avenue) to West Dunkley Street. MDOT construction includes sidewalk ramp upgrades and railroad crossing repairs. Project maps and schedules will be provided.

Kalamazoo city officials will attend to discuss coordination of city utility replacement projects, including sanitary sewer upgrades and construction of the nonmotorized trail along West Kalamazoo Avenue.

The official press release may be viewed at: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MIDOT/bulletins/18101b5

Policy Committee Meeting Cancelled

Please note that due to a lack of action items, the February 22, 2017 KATS Policy Committee meeting has been cancelled. The next Policy Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at Kalamazoo Metro Transit, 530 N. Rose Street.

Public Participation Plan Distribution Input

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study is in the process of updating its Public Participation Plan. In order to strengthen outreach, we are compiling a list of contacts willing to help distribute or post relevant information. Please visit the link to answer a few questions and help us expand our distribution.

Distribution Update Form

Technical Committee Meeting

The next meeting of the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Technical Committee will be held on Thursday, February 9, at 9:00 a.m. at Kalamazoo Metro Transit, 530 N. Rose Street. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: Meeting Materials.

KATS Training Presentations

Presentations for KATS Training Sessions are available at the following links:

KATS 101 Presentation
KATS 201 Presentation

Policy Committee Meeting

The next meeting of the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee will be held on Wednesday, January 25, at 9:00 a.m. at Kalamazoo Metro Transit, 530 N. Rose Street. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: Meeting Materials

KATS Moves Public Meeting!

KATS Moves is hosting its first of three public meetings on February 7th at Metro Transit. This is your opportunity to provide your input regarding future bicycle and pedestrian facilities and their connections to transit in the greater Kalamazoo area! We will have several interactive stations for you to give your feedback and tell us are your most important issues biking, walking, and public transportation around Kalamazoo.

Refreshments and child care are provided. There will also be a drawing for a prize for those who arrive to the meeting by Metro Transit!

Presentations will begin at 4:30pm and 5:30pm.

Can’t make it to the meeting? You can get involved by going to katsmoves.org!