Category Archives: Metropolitan Transportation Plan

Metropolitan Transportation Plan Amendment

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study is amending the Metropolitan Transportation Plan in response to comments received during the federal planning certification process. The amendment can be found here.

Any questions or comments can be directed to info@katsmpo.org

Open House

OPEN HOUSE
2045 METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION PLAN
March 7, 2016
5:00pm – 7:00pm

Kalamazoo Metro Transit
530 N. Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI

In order to foster cooperation and communication within State and local agencies responsible for land use management, natural resources, environmental protection, conservation and historic preservation and to gather input from the community and users of the transportation system, the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study (KATS) is holding an Open House for public input on its draft 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan. Please visit http://www.katsmpo.org/2045-plan/ and review the draft plan.

If you are unable to attend the Open House, you may express any comments or concerns by contacting us in writing to Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study, 5220 Lovers Lane, Suite 110, Portage, MI 49002 or by email (info@katsmpo.org) by March 21, 2016.

Accommodation Requests
All public meetings held by the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study are required to be accessible to persons with disabilities under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Accommodations are available upon request to persons with disabilities who require alternately formatted materials or auxiliary aids to ensure effective communication and access to public meetings or programs. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact Jonathan R. Start at 269-343-0766 or jrstart@katmspo.org. Providing at least 7 days advance notice will help to ensure availability.

Prioritized Proposed Capacity Project List

The 2045 Metropolitan Plan Prioritized Proposed Capacity Project List has been uploaded.  It is available at the following link: Proposed Project List-Capacity Prioritized.

2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

NON MOTORIZED ELEMENT

The 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Non-Motorized Element is now available for public comment. Please submit comments by December 1, 2015, via email to info@katsmpo.org or mail to the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study, 5220 Lovers Lane, Suite 110, Portage, MI 49002.

Link: Draft 2045 MTP Non-Motorized Element 10-16-2015

2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

PROPOSED PROJECTS

The following projects are proposed for the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan.   (The following project lists have not been prioritized for funding.)

2045 Proposed Project List- Operations
2045 Proposed Project List- Capacity
2045 Proposed Project List- Non-motorized
2045 Proposed Project List- Preservation
2045 Proposed Project List- Transit

2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

Call for Projects

KATS is extending the deadline for Metropolitan Transportation Plan Projects until August 14.

As part of the development of the 2045 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 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan provides the foundation for the development of the Transportation Improvement Program.  Please refer to the 2045 Project Ranking process (Link) and the 2035 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.”

Email all project forms to marndt@katsmpo.org. Direct any questions regarding the application process to sstepek@katsmpo.org

2045 MTP Project Concept Statement