Policy Committee Meeting September 25

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at Metro, 530 N. Rose Street. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: September Policy Meeting Materials.

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.

Local Bicycling Developments – 2019 & Beyond Event

Bike Friendly Kalamazoo and the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study are hosting a Bike Week community event on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. entitled “Local Bicycling Developments – 2019 & Beyond.”  This year’s theme is “Making Connections.”  Speakers include:
  • Christina Anderson, Planner for the City of Kalamazoo. Presenting on Protected Bike Lanes
  • Marcy Hamilton, Senior Planner at the Southwest Michigan Planning Commission. Presenting on the Regional Bike Map Project
  • Libby Heiny-Cogswell, Supervisor for Oshtemo Township. Presenting on Oshtemo’s Non-Motorized & Southwest Michigan Bikeway Plans
  • Kathleen Hoyle, Director of Parks & Recreation for the City of Portage. Presenting on Connecting People with a Bike Friendly Culture
  • Megan Mickelson, Associate Planner at KATS
  • David Rachowicz, Director of Parks & Recreation for Kalamazoo County. Presenting on KRVT Eastward to Battle Creek
  • And more!!
Event will be held at Wile Auditorium, KRESA Main Office; 1819 E. Milham Ave, Portage, MI 49002.   Please use the west side (lower) parking lot and entrance.

Open House for the FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program

KATS will be hosting an open house for the FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (full draft document) and the State Long Range Transportation Plan on April 11, 2019.  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 Jon Start at 269-343-0766 or jrstart@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.

Policy Committee Meeting

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at Metro, 530 N. Rose Street. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: February Meeting Materials

The complete FY 2020-2023 TIP Master Project List is available online.

Public notice of public involvement activities and meetings 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.

Air Quality Conformity Analysis

Transportation conformity provisions of the Clean Air Act Amendments require Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) make a determination that the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and projects conform to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) and regional emissions will not negatively impact the region’s ability to meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The purpose of this report is to document the process and findings of the transportation conformity analysis for the conformity area.

Air Quality Conformity Analysis for Kalamazoo and Battle Creek areas.

Projects included in the analysis are available online. Project Listings for Conformity

Public comment on the draft conformity analysis ends  March 20, 2019. Comments can be sent to mmickelson@katsmpo.org

Policy Committee Meeting

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at Metro, 530 N. Rose Street. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: January Meeting Materials

Public notice of public involvement activities and meetings 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.