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.

Remote Technical Committee Meeting October 8, 2020

Public bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act are authorized to continue electronic meeting participation during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic under Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-154 along with the extension of Michigan’s State of Emergency via Executive Order 2020-186.

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Technical Committee meeting will be held remotely on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. via this link to Microsoft Teams Video or Conference Call Dial In.

Dial In Number: 1-947-207-1273
Conference ID: 566 694 476 #

Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found here:



Agenda Items

  • Minutes from September 10, 2020
  • FY 20-23 Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
  • Goals and Objectives for Metropolitan Transportation Plan
  • FY 21 Transportation Improvement Program Amendment Schedule

    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 Policy Committee Meeting September 30, 2020

Public bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act are authorized to continue electronic meeting participation during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic under Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-154 along with the extension of Michigan’s State of Emergency via Executive Order 2020-177.

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee meeting will be held remotely on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. via this link to Microsoft Teams Video or Conference Call Dial In. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: September Policy Packet

Dial In Number: 1-947-207-1273
Conference ID: 710 748 72 #

Agenda Items:
-Minutes from August 26, 2020
-Draft Goals and Objectives for the Metropolitan Transportation Plan

The Michigan Department of Transportation Project Presentation can be found here.

2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

Call for Projects

The deadline for Metropolitan Transportation Plan Projects is October 23, 2020.

As part of the development of the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan, member agencies are asked to complete an application for all planned, anticipated, or illustrative transportation projects within the KATS Planning Area. Projects should reflect an agency’s current five year capital improvement program (CIP) regardless of funding sources.

As an example- A road agency should fill out an application for each of the projects in their five year CIP.  Once past the identified projects of the agency’s CIP, please submit projects that will make a network change, whether planned or illustrative.  Some examples of projects that would make a network change: Road diets, expansion, new facility, corridor level ITS.  It is not feasible to plan beyond the Capital Improvement Program for roadway resurfacing.  Agency’s are asked to put their effort into applications for those projects that will have an impact on the network.

The 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan provides the foundation for the development of the Transportation Improvement Program.  Please refer to the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (Link)  for more information regarding the application.  Please save the form as the name of the project, i.e. “2025 Westnedge Avenue.”

Send completed forms to sstepek@katsmpo.org

2050 MTP Project Concept Statement

REMOTE KATS Technical Committee Meeting September 10, 2020

Public bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act are authorized to continue electronic meeting participation during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic under Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-154.
The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Technical Committee meeting will be held remotely on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. via this link to Microsoft Teams Video or Conference Call Dial In.

Dial In Number: 1-947-207-1273
Conference ID: 410 015 147 #



Agenda Items

  • Minutes from August 13, 2020
  • Goals and Objectives for Metropolitan Transportation Plan
  • 2050 Travel Demand Model Volume/Capacity Map