Draft 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

Draft chapters and appendices for the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan are available for review on the Metropolitan Transportation Plan page of the website.

Deadline for submitting comments are October 27, 2021

Comments can be submitted via email to mmickelson@katsmpo.org, by phone at 269-343-0766, or by mail to:

Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study
5220 Lovers Lane
Suite 110
Portage, MI 49002

Policy Committee Meeting September 29, 2021

In compliance with the Kalamazoo County State of Emergency Declaration allowing public bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act to meet electronically, the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. via this link to Zoom Video Conferencing or Conference Call Dial-In.

Dial In Number: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 823 6818 4119 #
Passcode: 792718

Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found here:

Agenda Items:
-Minutes from August 25, 2021
-Continuity of Operations Plan Draft
-Contributed Services Fiscal Year-to-Date Through August 31, 2021 

Technical Committee Meeting Thursday, September 9, 2021

In compliance with the Kalamazoo County State of Emergency Declaration allowing public bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act to meet electronically, the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Technical Committee meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. via this link to Zoom Video Conferencing or Conference Call Dial-in.

Dial In Number: 1-312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 837 4097 9880 #
Passcode: 360255

Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found here:

Agenda Items

  • Minutes from August 12, 2021
  • Contributed Services Fiscal Year-to-Date August 31, 2021

Traffic Data Collection Services Request for Proposals

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study (KATS) has issued a Request for Proposals from vendors interested in acting as a consultant to gather traffic count, classification, speed, and turn count data and a second optional part to complete Roadsoft inventory work for 2022, 2023, and 2024. There is an option to extend the contract for two additional three-year periods.  Data gathering will be conducted within Kalamazoo County and the four Van Buren County townships of Almena, Antwerp, Paw Paw, and Waverly including cities and villages within them.  Proposals are due to KATS by September 30, 2021 and can be found at the following link:

Policy Committee Meeting August 25, 2021

In compliance with the Kalamazoo County State of Emergency Declaration allowing public bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act to meet electronically, the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. via  this link to Zoom Video Conferencing or Conference Call Dial In.

Dial In Number: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 863 2660 7220 #
Passcode: 414025

Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found here:

Agenda Items:
-Minutes from June 30, 2021
-FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
-Continuity of Operations Plan Draft
-Contributed Services Fiscal Year-to-Date Through July 31, 2021

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.

Technical Committee Meeting Thursday, August 12, 2021

In compliance with the Kalamazoo County State of Emergency Declaration allowing public bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act to meet electronically, the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Technical Committee meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. via this link to Zoom Video Conferencing or Conference Call Dial In.

Dial In Number: 1-312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 858 5599 3559 #
Passcode: 601779

Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found here:

Agenda Items

  • Minutes from June 10, 2021
  • FY 20-23 Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
  • Contributed Services Fiscal Year-to-Date July 31, 2021

    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.

Cancelled Policy Committee Meeting July 28, 2021

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 28, 2021 has been cancelled.

The next Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 25, 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 July 8, 2021

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Technical Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 8, 2021 has been cancelled.

The next Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Technical Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday August 12, 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.

KATS 2024-2026 Call for Projects

This is the  KATS Surface Transportation Program (STP), National Highway Performance Program (NHPP), Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ), and Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) call for projects for the development of the FY 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program.  The deadline for submission is July 30, 2021.

Funding projections per year for FY 2024, 2025, and 2026 are:

Surface Transportation Program (STP):  $3,331,000
National Highway Performance Program (NHPP):  $450,000
Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ): $505,299
Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP): $240,000

Due to the lack of a federal transportation bill past FY 2021, these amounts are only estimates. Funding levels will likely change when a new bill is passed.

The project application and instructions can be found here:

Please fill out all the applicable criteria for your individual project. Please submit all applications to sstepek@katsmpo.org

If you have any questions about the application process and project submission, please let us know.

Policy Committee Meeting June 30, 2021

In compliance with the Kalamazoo County State of Emergency Declaration allowing public bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act to meet electronically, the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. via this link to Zoom Video Conferencing or Conference Call Dial In.

Dial In Number: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 811 5630 5604 #
Passcode: 427160

Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found here:

Agenda Items:
-Minutes from May 26, 2021
-FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
-Prioritization Process Application and Instructions
-Citizen Advisory Committee Appointment
-Contributed Services Fiscal Year-to-Date Through May 31, 2021

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.