CANCELLED Policy Committee Meeting January 27, 2021

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 27, 2021 has been cancelled.

The next Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday February 24, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.  

Continue to follow Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study on KATS website, www.katsmpo.org for important transportation updates, meetings and other news.

CANCELLED Technical Committee Meeting January 14, 2021

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Technical Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 14, 2021 has been cancelled.

The next Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Technical Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday February 11, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.  


Continue to follow Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study on KATS website, www.katsmpo.org for important transportation updates, meetings and other news.

Rural Task Force #3 Meeting

In accordance with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ Emergency Order limiting indoor meeting sizes and legislation enacted by the State of Michigan legislature and signed by Governor Whitmer permitting virtual public meetings, the Rural Task Force #3 will be holding a meeting via a Microsoft Teams on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 9:00 a.m..  The purpose of the meeting is to allow local officials and interested citizens to provide input into the allocation of state and federal funds for use on eligible rural routes and transit systems in Barry, Branch, Calhoun, Kalamazoo and St. Joseph Counties for fiscal years 2021 – 2023.

Persons wishing to participate in the meeting may do so using the following link or dial-in phone information:

Join Meeting

Call in Number:  1 (947) 207-1273
Participation Code:  195 240 314#

Persons having difficulty connecting to the meeting may contact Fred Nagler:  fnagler@katsmpo.org

Questions regarding this meeting and rural federal aid projects can be directed to the appropriate agency or the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study, Region 3 transportation administrators representing the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council, (269) 343-0766 or fnagler@katsmpo.org.

Meeting agenda and materials will be posted to the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council website’s Transportation page:  http://www.smpcregion3.org

Remote Policy Committee Meeting December 16, 2020

In compliance with Public Act 228 and temporary suspension of the Open Meetings Act, the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. via this link to Zoom Video Conferencing or Conference Call Dial In. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link:

Dial In Number: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 421 874 8274 #
Passcode: 187240

Agenda Items:
-Minutes from November 18, 2020
-FY 20-23 Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
-2015-2019 KATS Safety Information 

Public notice of public involvement activities, meetings 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: The Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority, the Central County Transportation Authority and Van Buren Public Transit.

Remote Technical Committee Meeting December 3, 2020

Following the Michigan Supreme Court decision on October 2, 2020 that invalidated COVID-19 related executive orders, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued an Emergency Order on October 5, 2020 under MCL 333.2253 restricting indoor gathering sizes to 20 percent of capacity. Michigan legislature Senate Bill 1108 passed the Senate on October 12,2020, the House of Representatives on October 13, 2020, and Governor Whitmer on October 16, 2020 permitting virtual public meetings. In accordance with these rulings and required parameters, public bodies subject to the Michigan Open Meetings Act are authorized to continue remote meeting participation and voting during the continuing COVID-19 global pandemic.

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Technical Committee meeting will be held remotely on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. via this link to Zoom Video Conferencing or Conference Call Dial In.

Dial In Number: 1-312-626-6799
Conference ID: 421 874 8274 #
Passcode: 187240

Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found here:

Agenda Items

  • Minutes from November 5, 2020
  • FY 20-23 Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
  • 2015-2019 KATS Safety Information

    Public notice of public involvement activities, meetings 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: The Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority, the Central County Transportation Authority and Van Buren Public Transit.

Region 3 Local County Rural Sub-Task Force Meetings

In accordance with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ Emergency Order limiting indoor meeting sizes and legislation enacted by the State of Michigan legislature and Governor Whitmer permitting virtual public meetings, the Barry, Branch, Calhoun, Kalamazoo and St. Joseph County Local Rural Sub-Task Forces will be holding meetings via conference call on the dates and times listed below  The purpose of the meetings is to allow local officials and interested citizens to provide input into sub-task force bylaws and allocation of federal funds for use on eligible rural routes and transit systems in the respective counties for Fiscal Years 2020 – 2023. Dates, times and phone-in information are as follows:

Barry County: Tuesday December 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Call-in number: 1 (947) 207-1273
Participation Code: 195 179 056#

Branch County: Wednesday December 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Call-in number: 1 (947) 207-1273
Participation Code: 680 621 763#

Calhoun County: Monday December 7, 2020 at 10:00 am
Call-in number: 1 (947) 207-1273
Participation Code: 291 880 842#

Kalamazoo County: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Call-in number: 1 (947) 207-1273
Participation Code: 914 668 538#

St. Joseph County: Monday December 7, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Call-in number: 1 (947) 207-1273
Participation Code: 206 924 191#

Persons having difficulty connecting to a meeting may contact Fred Nagler:  fnagler@katsmpo.org

Questions regarding these meetings and rural federal aid projects can be directed to the appropriate agency or the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study, Region 3 transportation administrators representing the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council, (269) 343-0766 or fnagler@katsmpo.org.

Meeting agenda and materials will be posted to the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council website’s Transportation page:  http://www.smpcregion3.org

Remote Policy Committee Meeting November 18, 2020

Following the Michigan Supreme Court decision on October 2, 2020 that invalidated COVID-19 related executive orders, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued an Emergency Order on October 5, 2020 under MCL 333.2253 restricting indoor gathering sizes to 20 percent of capacity. Michigan legislature Senate Bill 1108 passed the Senate on October 12,2020, the House of Representatives on October 13, 2020, and Governor Whitmer on October 16, 2020 permitting virtual public meetings. In accordance with these rulings and required parameters, public bodies subject to the Michigan Open Meetings Act are authorized to continue remote meeting participation and voting during the continuing COVID-19 global pandemic.

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee meeting will be held remotely on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. via this link to Zoom Video Conferencing or Conference Call Dial In. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: 

Dial In Number: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 421 874 8274 #
Passcode: 187240

Agenda Items:
-Minutes from October 28, 2020
-Reaffirmation of the KATS 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan
-2021 Safety Transportation Performance Measures
-2021 Policy Committee Meeting Schedule
-FY 2020 Audit Engagement Letter

Remote Technical Committee Meeting November 5, 2020

Following the Michigan Supreme Court decision on October 2, 2020 that invalidated COVID-19 related executive orders, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued an Emergency Order on October 5, 2020 under MCL 333.2253 restricting indoor gathering sizes to 20 percent of capacity. Michigan legislature Senate Bill 1108 passed the Senate on October 12,2020, the House of Representatives on October 13, 2020, and Governor Whitmer on October 16, 2020 permitting virtual public meetings. In accordance with these rulings and required parameters, public bodies subject to the Michigan Open Meetings Act are authorized to continue remote meeting participation and voting during the continuing COVID-19 global pandemic.

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Technical Committee meeting will be held remotely on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. via this link to Zoom Video Conferencing or Conference Call Dial In.

Dial In Number: 1-312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 421 874 8274 #
Passcode: 187240  

Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found here:



Agenda Items

  • Minutes from October 8, 2020
  • Reaffirmation of KATS 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan
  • 2021 Safety Transportation Performance Measures
  • 2021 Technical Committee Meeting Schedule


Reaffirmation of KATS 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

The public is invited to comment on the proposed reaffirmation of the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) as part of the public comment period running from October 28, 2020 until the adjournment of the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study’s virtual Policy Committee via Zoom teleconference scheduled for November 18, 2020 at 9:00 am.

This public meeting and comment period is your opportunity to review and comment on the KATS 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan, which identifies the Kalamazoo Metropolitan Area’s transportation needs, summarizes the transportation network, and provides a vision for addressing those identified needs over the next 20+ years. The 2045 MTP is set to expire on April 27, 2021 and is proposed to be reaffirmed through November 30, 2021 to ensure a valid plan is in place until a new
2050 plan is approved.

Information on how to participate in the public meeting will be published on our website at www.katsmpo.org a week prior to the scheduled meeting on November 18, 2020 and will also be included on the meeting agenda. Public comments can be submitted at any time at sstepek@katsmpo.org, or can be made at the meeting during the comment opportunity.

Remote Policy Committee Meeting October 28, 2020

Following the Michigan Supreme Court decision on October 2, 2020 that invalidated COVID-19 related executive orders, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued an Emergency Order on October 5, 2020 under MCL 333.2253 restricting indoor gathering sizes to 20 percent of capacity. Michigan legislature Senate Bill 1108 passed the Senate on October 12,2020, the House of Representatives on October 13, 2020, and Governor Whitmer on October 16, 2020 permitting virtual public meetings. In accordance with these rulings and required parameters, public bodies subject to the Michigan Open Meetings Act are authorized to continue remote meeting participation and voting during the continuing COVID-19 global pandemic.

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee meeting will be held remotely on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. via this link to Zoom Video Conferencing or Conference Call Dial In. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: 

Dial In Number: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 834 0742 4669 #
Passcode: 272435  

Agenda Items:
-Minutes from September 30, 2020
-FY 20-23 Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
-Goals and Objectives for the Metropolitan Transportation Plan
-FY 21 Transportation Improvement Program Amendment Schedule
-FY 20 Contributed Services by Agency 

Public notice of public involvement activities, meetings 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: The Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority, the Central County Transportation Authority and Van Buren Public Transit.