Rural Task Force #3 Meeting

A public meeting will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. for the purpose of allowing 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 2019-2020.  The meeting will be held at the Road Commission of Kalamazoo County, 3801 E. Kilgore Road, Kalamazoo.  Meeting agenda and materials will be posted to the Transportation page of the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council website:  http://www.smpcregion3.org

KATS FY 2020-2023 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 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program.  The deadline for submission is November 2, 2018.

Funding projections per year for FY 2021, 2022, and 2023 are:

Surface Transportation Program (STP):  $3,089,067
National Highway Performance Program (NHPP):  $513,154
Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ): $505,299
Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP): $259,913

Due to the lack of a federal transportation bill past FY 2020, these amounts are only estimates. Funding levels will likely change when a new bill is passed.

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

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

Proposed Transportation Improvement Program Amendments

Proposed amendments to the FY 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) are available to review.  Comments may be submitted by emailing sstepek@katsmpo.org or by mail to the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study, 5220 Lovers Ln, Suite 110, Portage, MI 49002. Deadline to submit comments will be September 19, 2018. Comments may also be made at the September 26, 2018 Policy Committee Meeting to be held at 9:00 a.m. at Metro, 530 N. Rose Street.  The proposed amendments are available at the following link:  Proposed TIP Amendments – September 2018.

Public notice of public involvement activities 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.