KATS Office Closed Until April 13

Due to the Governor of Michigan issuing a Stay At Home Order, KATS office will be closed until April 13, 2020.  KATS staff can be reached by email or phone Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Contact information can be found on the KATS Staff page of the website.

Stay up to date on important transportation updates, meetings, and other news during this time by checking the website and following the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study on social media.

Facebook:  Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study
Twitter:  @KATSMPO

KATS Quarterly Newsletter: April 2020 Edition

The latest edition of KATS Quarterly Newsletter is here!  Stay in the know about what’s happening this spring in the greater Kalamazoo area.

April 2020 Edition

Don’t forget to take the Transportation Survey to help in the planning process of the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan!  Survey is available until Thursday, April 30th, 2020.

Rural Task Force #3 Meeting Announcement

In accordance with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ recommendations designed to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Executive Order 2020-15 declaring public bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act can use telephone or video conferencing technology to meet and conduct business, Rural Task Force #3 will be holding a meeting via a conference call on Wednesday April 8, 2020 at 10;00 a.m.  The purpose of the meeting is to allow local officials and interested citizens to provide input into the allocation of federal and state funds for eligible rural routes and transit systems in Barry, Branch, Calhoun, Kalamazoo and St. Joseph counties for fiscal years 2020 – 2023.

Persons wishing to participate in the meeting may do so via phone using the following:

Call in Number:  1 (947) 207-1273

Participation Code: 802 596 757#

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.

UPDATE: Policy Committee Meeting is Call-in Only

Due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 will be call-in only.  KATS set up the following conference call line for your convenience.

Dial In Number: 1-844-800-6000
Access Code: 680-551-295
Meeting begins at 9:00 a.m.

Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: March Policy Materials

Agenda Items:

  • Minutes from February 19, 2020
  • Recommendation for New Executive Director
  • Memorandum of Understanding for Transition of Outgoing Executive Director
  • FY 2020 Unified Planning Work Program Amendment
  • Federal Certification Review
  • Draft Consultation Plan

The following meeting addendum for six local bridge resolutions will be addressed during new business.

March Addendum

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.

Policy Committee Meeting March 25, 2020

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at Metro, 530 N. Rose Street. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: March Policy Materials

If you prefer not to attend the meeting based on Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order limiting public gatherings, you are not required to be at the meeting in person. Here is the link to the Executive Order that we refer to.
KATS set up the following conference call line for your convenience.
Dial In Number: 1-844-800-6000
Access Code: 680-551-295

Agenda Items:

  • Minutes from February 19, 2020
  • Recommendation for New Executive Director
  • Memorandum of Understanding for Transition of Outgoing Executive Director
  • FY 2020 Unified Planning Work Program Amendment
  • Federal Certification Review
  • Draft Consultation Plan

The following meeting addendum for six local bridge resolutions will be addressed during new business.

March Addendum

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.

 

Bike Week 2020 Event Registration

This year’s theme for the annual community event is “Connecting & Building Communities.”  As always, this Bike Week event is free to attend and is co-hosted by KATS and Bike Friendly Kalamazoo.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Wile Auditorium KRESA, 1819 E. Milham Ave, Portage, MI 49002

SIGN UP: Register online

For more detailed information about the event, visit the Kalamazoo Bike Week website.