Category Archives: Public Involvement

Transportation Improvement Program Prioritization Process Update

The Project Prioritization Process for the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is being updated and is available for review.  Comments may be submitted by emailing sstepek@katsmpo.org or by mail to the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study, 5220 Lovers Ln, Suite 110, Portage, MI 49002. Deadline to submit comments will be September 10, 2018. Comments may also be made at the September 13, 2018 Technical Committee Meeting to be held at 9:00 a.m. at Kalamazoo Metro Transit, 530 N. Rose Street. The proposed amendments are available at the following link: Draft Project Prioritization Process.

Public notice of public involvement activities and time established for public review and comments on the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Project Prioritization Process 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.

Update to Transportation Improvement Program Amendments

Proposed amendments to the FY 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) have been updated to include a change to the Small Urban project in Van Buren County. Comments may be submitted by emailing sstepek@katsmpo.org or by mail to the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study, 5220 Lovers Ln, Suite 110, Portage, MI 49002. Deadline to submit comments will be August 24, 2018. Comments may also be made at the August 29, 2018 Policy Committee Meeting to be held at 9:00 a.m. at Kalamazoo Metro Transit, 530 N. Rose Street. The proposed amendments are available at the following link: Proposed TIP Amendments – August 2018 Update

Public notice of public involvement activities 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.

Albion Small Urban Task Force Meeting

A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 10:00 am for the purpose of allowing local officials and interested citizens to comment on a proposed change of project location utilizing Federal Aid funds within the Small Urban Boundary of the City of Albion for FY 2019.  The meeting will be held at Albion City Hall: 

112 W. Cass Street
Albion, MI  49224

In Michigan, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) distributes federal transportation funds to local agencies.  For urban areas with populations between 5,000 and 50,000, Small Urban Task Forces prioritize the use of federal funding for roads and transit.

Proposed Transportation Improvement Program Amendments

Proposed amendments to the FY 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) are available to review. Comments may be submitted by emailing sstepek@katsmpo.org or by mail to the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study, 5220 Lovers Ln, Suite 110, Portage, MI 49002. Deadline to submit comments will be August 24, 2018. Comments may also be made at the August 29, 2018 Policy Committee Meeting to be held at 9:00 a.m. at Kalamazoo Metro Transit, 530 N. Rose Street. The proposed amendments are available at the following link: Proposed TIP Amendments – August 2018

Public notice of public involvement activities 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.

Draft FY 2018 Unified Planning Work Program Amendment

The draft amendment to the Draft FY 2018 Unified Planning Work Program is now available for public comment at the following link:   FY 2018 UPWP Amendment. Comments may be submitted to KATS Offices, 5220 Lovers Lane, Suite 110, Portage, MI 49002 or emailed to mzehner@katsmpo.org.

FY 2019 Draft Unified Planning Work Program

The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is an annual of work identifying the planning priorities and activities to be carried out within a metropolitan planning area. The FY 2019 Draft Unified Planning Work Program is  now available for public comment at the following link: FY 2019 UPWP Word File 5-10-18.Comments may be submitted to KATS Offices, 5220 Lovers Lane, Suite 110, Portage, MI 49002 or emailed to mzehner@katsmpo.org.

Bike Friendly Ideas To Be Presented

Bike Friendly Ideas To Be Presented May 16

Kalamazoo, Michigan — Speakers will share their ideas for how bicycling can make the community even more livable, in a fast-paced series of public presentations during Kalamazoo Bike Week on Wednesday May 16, 2018 from 4-5pm.  “Local Bicycling Developments – 2018 & Beyond” will be held at the Wile Auditorium, KRESA Main Campus, 1819 E. Milham Rd., Kalamazoo, MI.  The event will address how local leaders, stakeholders and the general public can build a more bike-friendly culture to boost the area’s reputation as a great place to live, work, play and learn.

Speakers and special guests will include: Margaret O’Brien, MI State Senator, District 20; Kathleen Hoyle, Director, City of Portage; Tim Krone, Owner, Pedal Bicycle; Brendan Molony, Sustainability Coordinator, Bronson Methodist Hospital; Megan Mickelson, Assoc. Planner, Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study; Paul Runnels, Director, Open Roads Bike Program; and David Warwick, Chair, Kalamazoo Bike Week.

To register go to https://goo.gl/forms/H1xEEp4zt90MJHvY2 or call (269) 343-0766.  (Park on west side – lower level – of KRESA’s main office building.)