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.

Technical Committee Meeting June 10, 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, June 10, 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: 880 3623 5662 #
Passcode: 906215

Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found here:

Agenda Items

  • Minutes from May 13, 2021
  • FY 20-23 Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
  • Prioritization Process Application and Instructions

    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 May 26, 2021

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee meeting will be held in-person  on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. in Comstock Township at:

Robert Morris Park Pavilion
8415 E H Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
 
There is no dial-in option. As outlined in the amended Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Directive Gathering and Face Mask Order effective May 15 2021, public meetings under the Open Meetings Act are not subject to outdoor capacity limits. Participants shall conduct self-screening for COVID-19 symptoms before attending the meeting and not attend if symptomatic. Attendees will be required to provide a phone number for contact tracing. Sanitizing protocol will be practiced and masks are required. Please remember to practice social distancing.

Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found here:
 

Agenda Items:
-Minutes from April 28, 2021
-Prioritization Process Application and Instructions

2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Proposed Projects

These projects are for potential capacity increases, non-motorized, public transit and general maintenance.  All are strictly in the developmental stage.  This is only a draft list and inclusion in the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan does not guarantee construction.

The following list of projects are proposed for the 2050 MTP.  Projects have not been prioritized for funding and are not guaranteed to receive funding. 

2050 Proposed Project Listing
Online Map of Proposed Projects

Please look over the proposed projects and reference them to your organization.  KATS staff would
appreciate any comment or concern regarding these projects. 

Technical Committee Meeting May 13, 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, May 13, 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: 832 2490 8753 #
Passcode: 437592

Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found here:  

Agenda Items
-Minutes from April 8, 2021
-Prioritization Process Application and Instructions

Hastings Small Urban Meeting

In accordance with the Kalamazoo County State of Emergency Declaration permitting continued remote participation by parties subject to the Michigan Open Meetings Act, the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study under contract with the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council will be hosting a meeting of the  Hastings Small Urban Task Force via a Microsoft Teams on Thursday May 13, 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 the Hastings Urbanized Area for fiscal years 2021 – 2024.

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

Click To Join Meeting

Call in Number:  1 (947) 207-1273
Participation Code: 
 582 429 737#

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

Policy Committee Meeting April 28, 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, April 28, 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: 819 6474 3426 #
Passcode: 762645

Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found here:
 

Agenda Items:
-Minutes from March 31, 2021
-FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
-Finance and Personnel Subcommittee Report on FY 2022 Salary Adjustments
-FY 2022 Unified Planning Work Program
-Freedom of Information Procedures and Documents

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.

Kalamazoo Bike Week Event

The annual Kalamazoo Bike Week community event is going virtual! This years theme is “Building Community Through Bicycling.” As always, this Bike Week event is free to attend and is co-hosted by KATS and Bike Friendly Kalamazoo.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Virtual via Webex (access instructions will be emailed the week of the event).

SIGN UP: register online. RSVP by May 10, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
Registration is required.


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


Other Bike Week Events

Michigan Crash Facts 101

Where MDOT Is Headed With Bicycling