Category Archives: Public Involvement

MDOT 2017 Construction Map

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has posted the 2017 Paving the Way state construction map online for motorists to download.The public is encouraged to download the map and print it at home or at their nearest library or print service provider. The map is available at, and will also be on display in all rest areas and Welcome Centers across the state. All state construction information is available 24/7 on the Mi Drive traffic website and app:

Public Meeting Notice

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), City of Kalamazoo, and Amtrak are holding an open house to discuss several upcoming road, railroad and utility projects.

MDOT representatives
Kalamazoo city representatives
Amtrak representatives
Business owners

4 – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017

Kalamazoo Metro Transit meeting room
530 N. Rose St.

Accommodations can be made for persons with disabilities and limited English speaking ability. Large print materials, auxiliary aids or the services of interpreters, signers, or readers available upon request. Please call 517-373-9534 to request at least seven days before meeting date.

In 2017, the three agencies will be collaborating on several projects, including repaving M-43 (West Main Street) from US-131 to Michikal Street, and M-43 (West Kalamazoo Avenue) from Pitcher Street to Douglas Avenue. In 2018, MDOT plans to repave US-131 Business Route (North Westnedge Avenue and North Park Street) from M-43 (West Michigan Avenue) to West Dunkley Street. MDOT construction includes sidewalk ramp upgrades and railroad crossing repairs. Project maps and schedules will be provided.

Kalamazoo city officials will attend to discuss coordination of city utility replacement projects, including sanitary sewer upgrades and construction of the nonmotorized trail along West Kalamazoo Avenue.

The official press release may be viewed at:

Public Participation Plan Distribution Input

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study is in the process of updating its Public Participation Plan. In order to strengthen outreach, we are compiling a list of contacts willing to help distribute or post relevant information. Please visit the link to answer a few questions and help us expand our distribution.

Distribution Update Form

KATS Moves Public Meeting!

KATS Moves is hosting its first of three public meetings on February 7th at Metro Transit. This is your opportunity to provide your input regarding future bicycle and pedestrian facilities and their connections to transit in the greater Kalamazoo area! We will have several interactive stations for you to give your feedback and tell us are your most important issues biking, walking, and public transportation around Kalamazoo.

Refreshments and child care are provided. There will also be a drawing for a prize for those who arrive to the meeting by Metro Transit!

Presentations will begin at 4:30pm and 5:30pm.

Can’t make it to the meeting? You can get involved by going to!

Introduction to Federal Aid

At the December 21 Policy Committee Meeting, Eric Mullen from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) presented An Introduction to Federal Aid. This presentation is available at the following link: Introduction to Federal Aid.

Eric has been with the MDOT for 16 years. For twelve years Eric was the department’s Federal Revenue Specialist. During this time, Eric was appointed as the project manager of the ESTIP program. A year ago Eric became the supervisor of the Statewide Program Coordination Unit which oversees the development of the State of Michigan 5 Year Transportation Program and the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program. Eric has a B.S. in Urban and Regional Planning from MSU.

Metro Open Houses

Open Houses – About Route Changes – City of Kalamazoo Metro Transit – KMetro

Metro Transit is hosting three Open Houses to discuss late night and Sunday service being added on September 6, as well as routing and frequency changes on buses.

Open Houses will be held at Metro Transit, 530 N. Rose, Kalamazoo at the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, August 9, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. with presentations at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, August 11, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with presentations at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 17, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with presentations at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

All are welcome to attend.

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Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Citizen Advisory Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at Kalamazoo Metro Transit, 530 N. Rose Street. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: Meeting Materials 8-3-2016.