Open House for the FY 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program

KATS will be hosting an open house for the FY 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (full draft document) on April 19, 2022.  Details regarding this open house are found below.

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 Steve Stepek at 269-343-0766 or sstepek@katsmpo.org. Providing at least 7 days advance notice will help to ensure availability.

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.

Coldwater-Quincy Small Urban Meeting

A public meeting will be held on Tuesday March 8, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. for the purpose of allowing local officials and interested citizens to comment on the selection and prioritization of projects utilizing Federal Aid funds within the Coldwater-Quincy Small Urban boundary for fiscal year 2022.  The meeting will be held at the Coldwater Municipal Building:

 1 Grand Street, Coldwater, MI, 49036

Persons not eligible for voting may participate via Microsoft Teams by using the following link:

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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 funds on projects for roads and transit within urban areas with populations of 5,000 to 50,000.

Questions regarding this meeting and rural federal aid projects can be directed to the appropriate agency or the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study, Region 3 transportation administrators representing the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council, (269) 343-0766 or fnagler@katsmpo.org.

Meeting agenda and materials will be posted to the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council website’s Transportation page:  http://www.smpcregion3.org

Albion Small Urban Task Force Meeting

A public meeting will be held on Tuesday March 8, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. for the purpose of allowing local officials and interested citizens to comment on the selection and prioritization of projects utilizing Federal Aid funds within the Albion Small Urban boundary for fiscal year 2022.  The meeting will be held at Albion City Hall:

 112 W. Cass Street, Albion, MI 49224

Persons not eligible for voting may participate via Microsoft Teams by using the following link:

Click Here to Enter

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 funds on projects for roads and transit within urban areas with populations of 5,000 to 50,000.

Questions regarding this meeting and rural federal aid projects can be directed to the appropriate agency or the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study, Region 3 transportation administrators representing the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council, (269) 343-0766 or fnagler@katsmpo.org.

Meeting agenda and materials will be posted to the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council website’s Transportation page:  http://www.smpcregion3.org

Three Rivers Small Urban Task Force Meeting

A public meeting will be held on Wednesday February 23, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. for the purpose of allowing local officials and interested citizens to comment on the selection and prioritization of projects utilizing Federal Aid funds within the Three Rivers Small Urban boundary for fiscal year 2023.  The meeting will be held at the St. Joseph County Road Commission:

 20914 M-86, Centreville, MI 49032

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 funds on projects for roads and transit within urban areas with populations of 5,000 to 50,000.

Questions regarding this meeting and rural federal aid projects can be directed to the appropriate agency or the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study, Region 3 transportation administrators representing the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council, (269) 343-0766 or fnagler@katsmpo.org.

Meeting agenda and materials will be posted to the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council website’s Transportation page:  http://www.smpcregion3.org

Rural Task Force #3 Meeting

A public meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 26 at 10:00 a.m. for the purpose of allowing local officials and interested citizens to provide input into the allocation of state and federal aid funds for eligible rural routes and transit systems in Barry, Branch, Calhoun, Kalamazoo and St. Joseph counties for fiscal years 2022 – 2026.  The meeting will be held at the Road Commission of Kalamazoo County, 3801 E. Kilgore Road.  Due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, masking and social distancing per Centers for Disease Control guidelines are strongly recommended for those attending in-person.  Anyone wishing to participate in the meeting virtually may do so via Microsoft Teams using the following link or dial-in phone information:

Click Here To Join Meeting

Call in Number:  1 (947) 207-1273
Participation Code: 
222 828 244#

Persons having difficulty connecting to the meeting may contact Fred Nagler:  fnagler@katsmpo.org

Questions regarding this meeting and rural federal aid projects can be directed to the appropriate agency or the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study, Region 3 transportation administrators representing the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council, (269) 343-0766 or fnagler@katsmpo.org.

Meeting agenda and materials will be posted to the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council website’s Transportation page:  http://www.smpcregion3.org

FY 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program Projects

This is the draft project list of the FY 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the highway funding portion.  An online map of the projects is also available via ArcGIS Online. Public comments are welcome.

Questions regarding the FY 2020-2023 TIP document can be directed to Steve Stepek at 269-343-0766 ext. 13 or sstepek@katsmpo.org

Public notice of public involvement activities, meetings 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.

Rural Task Force #3 Meeting

In accordance with the Kalamazoo County State of Emergency declaration permitting virtual participation by persons subject to the Michigan Open Meetings Act, the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study under contract with the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council is hosting a meeting of the Rural Task Force #3 on Microsoft Teams on Wednesday December 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.  The purpose of the meeting is to allow local officials and interested citizens to provide input into the allocation of state and federal funds for use on eligible rural routes and transit systems in Barry, Branch, Calhoun, Kalamazoo and St. Joseph Counties for fiscal years 2022 – 2026.

Persons wishing to participate in the meeting may do so using the following link or dial-in phone information:

Click Here To Enter Meeting

Call in Number:  1 (947) 207-1273
Participation Code: 
612 063 819#

Persons having difficulty connecting to the meeting may contact Fred Nagler:  fnagler@katsmpo.org

Questions regarding this meeting and rural federal aid projects can be directed to the appropriate agency or the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study, Region 3 transportation administrators representing the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council, (269) 343-0766 or fnagler@katsmpo.org.

Meeting agenda and materials will be posted to the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council website’s Transportation page:  http://www.smpcregion3.org

Sturgis Small Urban Meeting

In accordance with the Kalamazoo County State of Emergency allowing virtual participation by parties subject to the Michigan Open Meetings Act, the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study is hosting a meeting of the Sturgis Small Urban Task Force via a Microsoft Teams on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.  The purpose of the meeting is to allow local officials and interested citizens to provide input into the allocation of state and federal funds for use on eligible rural routes and transit systems in Sturgis Urbanized Area for fiscal years 2022 – 2026.

Persons wishing to participate in the meeting may do so using the following link or dial-in phone information:

Click Here To Join Meeting

Call in Number:  1 (947) 207-1273
Participation Code:  459 069 172#

Persons having difficulty connecting to the meeting may contact Fred Nagler:  fnagler@katsmpo.org

Questions regarding this meeting and small urban federal aid projects can be directed to the appropriate agency or the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study, Region 3 transportation administrators representing the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council, (269) 343-0766 or fnagler@katsmpo.org. Meeting agenda and materials will be posted to the KATS website, http://www.katsmpo.org

Branch County Rural Task Force Meeting

In accordance with the Kalamazoo County State of Emergency declaration permitting virtual participation by persons subject to the State of Michigan Open Meetings Act, the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study under contract with the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council will be hosting a meeting of the Branch County Rural Task Force on Friday, November 12, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.  The purpose of the meeting is to allow local officials and interested citizens to provide input into the allocation of state and federal funds for use on eligible rural routes and transit systems in Branch County for fiscal years 2022 – 2026.

Persons wishing to participate in the meeting may do so using the following link or dial-in phone information:

Click Here To Enter Meeting

Call in Number:  1 (947) 207-1273
Participation Code:  200 585 555#

Persons having difficulty connecting to the meeting may contact Fred Nagler:  fnagler@katsmpo.org

Questions regarding this meeting and rural federal aid projects can be directed to the appropriate agency or the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study, Region 3 transportation administrators representing the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council, (269) 343-0766 or fnagler@katsmpo.org.

Meeting agenda and materials will be posted to the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council website’s Transportation page:  http://www.smpcregion3.org