Citizens’ Advisory Committee Meeting July 21, 2022

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Citizen Advisory Committee will be meeting on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. via this link to Zoom Video Conferencing or Conference Call Dial-In.

Dial In Number: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID:   884 9169 8173 #
Passcode: 142211

Meeting Materials can be found here:
July 2022 Agenda
Draft April 7, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Sturgis Small Urban Meeting

A public meeting will be held on Thursday July 7, 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 Sturgis Small Urban boundary.  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

Policy Committee Meeting May 25, 2022

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 9:00 a.m., at Metro, 530 N. Rose St., Kalamazoo.

Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link:
 May Policy Packet

Agenda Items:
-Minutes from April 20, 2022
-Fiscal Year 2023 – 2026 Transportation Improvement Program
-Office Space Lease Renewal Information
-Contributed Services Fiscal Year-To-Date Through April 2022

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.

Technical Committee Meeting May 12, 2022

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Technical Committee will be meeting on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 9:30 a.m., at Metro, 530 N. Rose St., Kalamazoo. In accordance with the federal public transportation mask mandate, participants are required to wear a face covering and complete the COVID-19 Health Assessment Questionnaire that will be available upon meeting check-in. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link:
 

Agenda Items:

-Minutes from April 14, 2022
-Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
-Fiscal Year 2023 – 2026 Transportation Improvement Program-Link
-Air Quality Ozone Conformity Report-Link
-Contributed Services Fiscal Year-To-Date April 2022

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.

FY 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program

This is the final draft of the FY 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Public comments can be made at the KATS Technical Committee meeting on Thursday, May 12, 2022. The document is proposed to be adopted at the KATS Policy Committee meeting on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 pending recommendation by the Technical Committee.

Questions regarding the FY 2023-2026 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.

Kalamazoo Bike Week Event

The annual Kalamazoo Bike Week community event is going virtual! This years theme is “Building Bike Friendly Communities.” As always, this Bike Week event is free to attend and is co-hosted by KATS and Bike Friendly Kalamazoo.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 11, 2022 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Virtual via Webex (access instructions will be emailed the week of the event).

SIGN UP: register online. RSVP by Monday, May 9, 2022; 5:00 p.m.
Registration is required.


For more detailed information about the event, visit the Kalamazoo Bike Week website.

Air Quality Ozone Conformity Report

The Draft Transportation Conformity Report for Kalamazoo-Battle Creek Limited Orphan Area is available for public comment. The air quality conformity analysis includes the Kalamazoo MPO area, the Battle Creek MPO area, and the rural areas of Calhoun, Kalamazoo and Van Buren Counties for the FY 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program. KATS’ public comment period is open through May 25, 2022.

Please email KATS Staff any comments you may have.

Transportation Conformity Report

Policy Committee Meeting April 20, 2022

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee meeting will be held  on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. at Metro, 530 N. Rose St., Kalamazoo. 

At the time of this notification, the federal public transportation mask mandate requiring participants to wear a face covering at Metro is still in effect. Although this mandate expires April 18, 2022, it may be extended. Upon meeting check in, participants will be notified of the current regulations in effect. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link:

Agenda Items:
-Minutes from March 30, 2022
-Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
-Draft Fiscal Year 2023 Unified Planning Work Program
-Draft Fiscal Year 2023 – 2026 Transportation Improvement Program
-Contributed Services Fiscal Year-To-Date Through March 2022

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.

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.