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 now has its own Facebook page! Like and follow for news and updates. The page can be found here.
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 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
The itinerary for the 2016 MTPA Conference has been updated at may be found at the following link: 2016 MTPA Schedule – Itinerary 4-1-2016
For more information on the 2016 MTPA Conference, please visit: 2016 MTPA Conference Page.
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 (email@example.com) by March 21, 2016.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Providing at least 7 days advance notice will help to ensure availability.