Category Archives: Public Involvement

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

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 or call (269) 343-0766.  (Park on west side – lower level – of KRESA’s main office building.)


River to River Trail Planning Study

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 Closed December 4 and 5

Please note that KATS Offices will be closed on Monday, December 4, and Tuesday, December 5, to relocate to new office space. The new offices will be located in the same building across the entry from current offices and the address will remain the same.

KATS 2017 Public Participation Plan Draft Now Available

A draft of the 2017 KATS Public Participation Plan is now available for public review and comment at the following link: The 2017 Public Participation Plan in Transportation Decision Making

Please contact Megan Arndt with any comments or questions at or 269-343-0766, ext. 14

KATS Moves Public Meeting #3

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Drop in anytime. Presentations at 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Kalamazoo Metro Transit
530 N Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Refreshments will be provided.

KATS Moves is a community-driven plan to enhance pedestrian, greenway, and transit facilities throughout the greater Kalamazoo Metro region.

Public Meeting 3 Flyer

June 2017 Newsletter

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study June 2017 Newsletter is now available at the following link: June 2017 Newsletter