REMOTE KATS Technical Committee Meeting August 13, 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 2020-154.

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Technical Committee meeting will be held remotely on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. via this link to Microsoft Teams Video or Conference Call Dial In.

Dial In Number: 1-947-207-1273
Conference ID: 441 454 949 #

Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: August Technical Packet

Agenda Items

  • Minutes from June 11, 2020
  • FY 20-23 Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
  • Metropolitan Transportation Plan Survey Results
  • Goals and Objectives for Metropolitan Transportation 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.

KATS Quarterly Newsletter: April 2020 Edition

The latest edition of KATS Quarterly Newsletter is here!  Stay in the know about what’s happening this spring in the greater Kalamazoo area.

April 2020 Edition

Don’t forget to take the Transportation Survey to help in the planning process of the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan!  Survey is available until Thursday, April 30th, 2020.

Results of the November 13 & 14, 2019 Certification Review

The Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration jointly reviewed and evaluated the transportation planning process for the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study in November 2019.  The results of the review are now available.

Final Report – Issued February 2020
(Metropolitan Transportation Planning Certification Review)

Open House

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 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 ( 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 Providing at least 7 days advance notice will help to ensure availability.

2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan


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 Direct any questions regarding the application process to

2045 MTP Project Concept Statement