Category Archives: Public Involvement

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

Hastings Small Urban Task Force

A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. for the purpose of allowing local officials and interested citizens to propose and comment on a possible amendment to projects utilizing Federal Aid funds within the Small Urban boundary of the City of Hastings for Fiscal Year 2017.  The meeting will be held at the Barry County Road Commission:

1725 West M-43, Hastings, MI  49058

In Michigan, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) distributes Federal Aid money to local agencies.  Small Urban Task Forces prioritize the use of Federal Aid on projects for roads and transit within the urban areas with populations of 5,000 to 50,000.

Questions regarding this meeting can be directed to the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study, representing the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council, at (269) 343-0766 or through email at  Additional information for this meeting may be found at

Event: Local Bicycling Developments

EVENT REGISTRATION: Local Bicycling Developments Registration Form

How do you go about making a community even more bicycle friendly?  Leading organizations set goals based on the League of American Bicyclists prestigious “Bike Friendly” awards, then take the concrete steps to measure up.

In this one hour event we will learn first-hand about the experiences of some of our most progressive organizations as they seek LAB’s “Bike Friendly” awards.  There will be enough time to ask questions and share your thoughts with the speakers, as well.

Date/Time: Wednesday May 17, 4-5pm
Place: Wile Auditorium, KRESA; 1819 East Milham; Portage 49002
Registration: Go to Local Bicycling Developments Registration Form

Featured Speakers:

City of Portage
– Larry Shaffer, City Manager
Bronson Healthcare Group
– Brendan Molony, LEED AP O+M, Sustainability Coordinator
– Paul Guthrie, Laboratory Clinical Technical Consultant
Western Michigan University
– Bob Miller, Assoc. VP of Community Outreach

David Warwick, chair of Kalamazoo Area Bike Week, will be on hand to offer his personal welcome.

The one-hour session scheduled on Wednesday May 17, right in the middle of Kalamazoo Bike Week 2017 (May 13-20).  Attending will be a great way to learn first-hand from area leaders about what’s in store for our community, in one condensed session.

Register now before our general public announcements begin, by going to:
Local Bicycling Developments Registration Form

This event is sponsored by the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study and Bike Friendly Kalamazoo.

KATS Moves Public Meeting #2

April 24th, 4 – 7 p.m. Drop in anytime. Presentations at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Kalamazoo College Fieldhouse
1600 W. Michigan Ave.
Hornet Suite

Refreshments will be provided.

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


KATS Moves Public Meeting 2 Flyer_letter