Technical Committee Meeting December 2, 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, December 2, 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: 853 3079 8832 #
Passcode: 519569

Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found here:

Agenda Items

  • Minutes from November 4, 2021
  • Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
  • State Safety Targets
  • LOMA Ozone Conformity Report

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.

Rural Task Force #3 Meeting

In accordance with the Kalamazoo County State of Emergency declaration permitting virtual participation by persons subject to the Michigan Open Meetings Act, the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study under contract with the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council is hosting a meeting of the Rural Task Force #3 on Microsoft Teams on Wednesday December 8, 2021 at 11:00 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 2022 – 2026.

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

Click Here To Enter Meeting

Call in Number:  1 (947) 207-1273
Participation Code: 
612 063 819#

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

Sturgis Small Urban Meeting

In accordance with the Kalamazoo County State of Emergency allowing virtual participation by parties subject to the Michigan Open Meetings Act, the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study is hosting a meeting of the Sturgis Small Urban Task Force via a Microsoft Teams on Friday, November 19, 2021 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 Sturgis Urbanized Area for fiscal years 2022 – 2026.

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

Click Here To Join Meeting

Call in Number:  1 (947) 207-1273
Participation Code:  459 069 172#

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

Questions regarding this meeting and small urban 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 KATS website, http://www.katsmpo.org

Policy Committee Meeting November 17, 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, October 27, 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:  835 8971 4861 #
Passcode: 530116

Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found here:

Agenda Items:
-Minutes from October 27, 2021
-Congestion Management Process
-2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Draft
-Traffic Data Collection Contract

 

Air Quality Ozone Conformity Report

The Transportation Conformity Determination Report for Kalamazoo-Battle Creek Limited Orphan Maintenance Area has been drafted and is available for public comment. The air quality conformity analysis includes the Kalamazoo MPO area, the Battle Creek MPO area, and the rural areas of Calhoun, Kalamazoo and VanBuren Counties. KATS’ public comment period is open through November 16, 2021. Please submit comments to Steve Stepek or Megan Mickelson by email, by phone at 269-343-0766 or online by commenting on this post.

Transportation Conformity Report

Branch County Rural Task Force Meeting

In accordance with the Kalamazoo County State of Emergency declaration permitting virtual participation by persons subject to the State of Michigan Open Meetings Act, the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study under contract with the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council will be hosting a meeting of the Branch County Rural Task Force on Friday, November 12, 2021 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 Branch County for fiscal years 2022 – 2026.

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

Click Here To Enter Meeting

Call in Number:  1 (947) 207-1273
Participation Code:  200 585 555#

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

Kalamazoo County Rural Task Force Meeting

In accordance with the Kalamazoo County State of Emergency declaration permitting virtual participation by persons subject to the State of Michigan Open Meetings Act, the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study will be hosting a meeting of the Kalamazoo County Rural Task Force on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 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 state and federal funds for use on eligible rural routes and transit systems in Kalamazoo County for fiscal years 2022 – 2026.

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

Click Here To Join Meeting

Call in Number:  1 (947) 207-1273
Participation Code:  318 752 284#

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

St. Joseph County Rural Task Force 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 St. Joseph County Local Rural Task Force will be holding a meeting via a Microsoft Teams on Monday, November 8, 2021 at 1:00 p.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 St. Joseph County for fiscal years 2022 – 2026.

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

Click Here To Join Meeting

Call in Number:  1 (947) 207-1273
Participation Code:  711 383 058#

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

Three Rivers Small Urban Meeting

In accordance with the Kalamazoo County State of Emergency allowing virtual participation by parties subject to the Michigan Open Meetings Act, the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study is hosting a meeting of the Three Rivers Small Urban Task Force via a Microsoft Teams on Monday, November 8, 2021 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 state and federal funds for use on eligible rural routes and transit systems in Three Rivers Urbanized Area for fiscal years 2022 – 2026.

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

Click Here To Join Meeting

Call in Number:  1 (947) 207-1273
Participation Code:  750 013 335#

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

Questions regarding this meeting and small urban 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 KATS website, http://www.katsmpo.org

Marshall Small Urban Meeting

In accordance with the Kalamazoo County State of Emergency declaration permitting virtual participation by persons subject to the State of Michigan Open Meetings Act, the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study will be hosting a meeting of the Marshall Small Urban Task Force via a Microsoft Teams on Thursday, November 4, 2021 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 state and federal funds for use on eligible rural routes and transit systems in Marshall Urbanized Area for fiscal years 2022 – 2026.

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

Click Here To Join Meeting

Call in Number:  1 (947) 207-1273
Participation Code:  979 001 181#

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