REMOTE Policy Committee Meeting May 27, 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 2020-75.

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee will be meeting remotely on Wednesday, May 27, 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: May Policy Packet

Dial In Number: 1-947-207-1273
Access Code: 510-655-125 #

 

Agenda Items:

  • Minutes from March 25, 2020
  • KATS Consultation Plan
  • FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
  • FY 2021 Unified Planning Work Program
  • Michigan Department of Transportation Master Agreement
  • Letter of Support for Western Michigan University
  • Contributed Services Year to Date
  • Federal Highway Cost Based Amendment Discussion

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 May 14, 2020

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Technical Committee will be meeting REMOTELY on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

Conference Call Dial In
Dial In Number: 1-947-207-1273
Conference ID: 812 186 249 #

Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: May Technical Materials

Agenda Items

  • Minutes from March 12, 2020
  • KATS Consultation Plan
  • Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
  • FY 2021 Unified Planning Work Program
  • FY 20-23 Illustrative Project List
  • Contributed Services Year to Date

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.

KATS is Hiring! Full-Time Associate Planner

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Associate Planner will assist in all aspects of the KATS performance-based planning process, including programming and analysis of related impacts and costs. The Associate Planner will participate in specific areas such as safety, freight, land use, and transit planning. They will interact and work cooperatively with officials at all governmental levels while promoting KATS objectives in a variety of public forums.

Deadline to apply is Friday, May 29.2020.   For a complete job description and qualification requirements, please download the full job post: Associate Transportation Planner Job Description

Policy Committee Meeting for April has been Cancelled

Due to the extension of the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-42), the KATS Policy Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 22, 2020 has been cancelled.

KATS is in the early development stage of the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and the Transportation Survey is a crucial part. Please take a few short minutes to take the survey.  Once you take the survey, pass along the link for others to give their input!  The more participants, the more informed decisions KATS staff can make later in the process of the 2050 MTP.   2050 Transportation Survey

The YTD March 2020 Contributed Service Summary is found below for your review. Agency agreements are compared to in-kind contributions KATS received halfway through the fiscal year.  Contributed Service Year-to-Date

Policy Committee Meeting March 25, 2020

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at Metro, 530 N. Rose Street. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: March Policy Materials

If you prefer not to attend the meeting based on Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order limiting public gatherings, you are not required to be at the meeting in person. Here is the link to the Executive Order that we refer to.
KATS set up the following conference call line for your convenience.
Dial In Number: 1-844-800-6000
Access Code: 680-551-295

Agenda Items:

  • Minutes from February 19, 2020
  • Recommendation for New Executive Director
  • Memorandum of Understanding for Transition of Outgoing Executive Director
  • FY 2020 Unified Planning Work Program Amendment
  • Federal Certification Review
  • Draft Consultation Plan

The following meeting addendum for six local bridge resolutions will be addressed during new business.

March Addendum

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 March 12, 2020

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Technical Committee will be meeting on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at Metro, 530 N. Rose Street. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: March Technical Packet

Agenda Items

  • Minutes from February 13, 2020
  • Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
  • KATS Consultation Plan

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 February 19, 2020

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at Metro, 530 N. Rose Street. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: February Policy Committee Materials

Agenda Items

  • Minutes from January 29, 2020
  • Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
  • KATS Title VI Plan
  • Fiscal Year 2019 Audit Presentation and 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.

Technical Committee Meeting February 13, 2020

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Technical Committee will be meeting on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at Metro, 530 N. Rose Street. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: Technical Committee Materials – February 13, 2020

Agenda Items

  • Minutes from January 9, 2020
  • Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
  • KATS Title VI Plan

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 Jan. 29, 2020

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at Metro, 530 N. Rose Street. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: Meeting Materials

Agenda items include:

  • Southcentral Michigan Planning Council Invoice
  • Appointment of Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) Members
    • Interested citizens who would like to join the KATS CAC can apply here.
  • Integrated Infrastructure Mapping Presentation
  • KATS Title VI Plan Draft