Metro adopted their Transit Asset Management Plan on September 24, 2018 and the plan became effective October 1, 2018. View the plan HERE or head to the “Document” section of KATS website and look under “other agency documents” to view the full plan at any time.
The River to River Trail Planning Study is now complete. The objective of the River to River Trail Planning Study is to recommend a preferred route for a non-motorized trail connection from the Kalamazoo County trail system to the Kent County trail system. Specifically, the trail plan looked at a route connecting the existing Kalamazoo River Valley trailhead at D Avenue in Cooper Township north to M-6 connector trail on 68th Street SE in Cutlerville. The complete document can be found at the following link: River to River Trail Planning Study or on the “Other Documents” section of KATS website.
KATS Moves is a community-driven plan to enhance pedestrian, greenway, and transit facilities throughout the greater Kalamazoo Metro region. Bicycle and non-motorized facilities have been expanding in the Kalamazoo region, and there is a desire for more as evidence by local community planning and KATS’ 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan.
Please visit our project page to view the interactive mapping site and public survey where your comments and suggestions will be used to craft this plan:
or request hardcopy materials (known as our Meeting-in-a-Box)
from: Steve Stepek, KATS Project Manager firstname.lastname@example.org (269) 343-0766.
The presentations for the 2016 Michigan Transportation Planning Association (MTPA) Conference are now available at the following links:
Rural Task Force Program Update – Darrell Harden
Professional Development in Planning – Why it is Important – Andrea Brown and Lynee Wells
How Performance Measures Impact Border Policy – Christopher Dingman
Performance Based Planning – Kenneth Petty
Pedestrian and Greenway Connections in Downtown Kalamazoo – Bill Rose
Local Development Partnerships – Andrew Haan and James Tischler
Legislative Update – Aarne Frobom and Polly Kent
Ladders of Opportunity – Kenneth Petty
Intergovernmental Partnerships – Pam Boyd
Going Zero to 70 – Grand Rapids Bike Safety Education – Christopher Zull
Freight Topics – Elisha DeFrain
Evolving Roadway Design Policies for Walking and Bicycling – Josh DeBruyn
Downtown Trail Partnerships – Matt Johnson and Rebekah Kik
Creating Accessible Content – Michele McGowen and Dale Abbott
Complete Streets in Paw Paw – Mickey Bittner and Larry Nielsen
Congestion Management Process and MiTravel Counts – Brad Sharlow and Karen Faussett
Building Metropolitan Planning Organization / Regional Planning Agency Engagement with Transit Agencies in Southwest Michigan – Kim Gallagher
A Community Vision for Transit – Sean McBride
Woodward Avenue Complete Streets Study – Barb Arens and Daniel Beard
The Web Based Transportation Improvement Program – Eric Mullen
Transportation Asset Management Council – Roger Belknap
A New Vision for the St. Joseph River Harbor – John Egelhaaf
The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study (KATS) is seeking consultant support to provide professional planning services to develop an integrated Pedestrian, Greenway, and Transit Plan for the entire Metropolitan Planning Area. Primary tasks and deliverables to be performed by the consultant shall include, but are not limited to: existing inventory collection; GIS mapping; data collection and analysis; extensive public and stakeholder outreach; identification of potential greenways; and a prioritized project listing.
This solicitation is a continuation of the recently adopted 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan which looked extensively at non-motorized travel options. All recommendations produced from this Pedestrian, Greenway, and Transit Plan shall be consistent with the goals and objectives already outlined in the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan.
Full RFP can be found here: GreenwayandTransitRFP 7-28-16.
Answers to RFP Questions may be found at: RFP Answers