Technical Committee Meeting December 2, 2021

In compliance with the Kalamazoo County State of Emergency Declaration allowing public bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act to meet electronically, the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Technical Committee meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. via this link to Zoom Video Conferencing or Conference Call Dial In.

Dial In Number: 1-312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 853 3079 8832 #
Passcode: 519569

Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found here:

Agenda Items

  • Minutes from November 4, 2021
  • Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
  • State Safety Targets
  • LOMA Ozone Conformity Report

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.

Air Quality Ozone Conformity Report

The Transportation Conformity Determination Report for Kalamazoo-Battle Creek Limited Orphan Maintenance Area has been drafted and 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 VanBuren Counties. KATS’ public comment period is open through November 16, 2021. Please submit comments to Steve Stepek or Megan Mickelson by email, by phone at 269-343-0766 or online by commenting on this post.

Transportation Conformity Report

Kalamazoo 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 will be hosting a meeting of the Kalamazoo County Rural Task Force on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 10:00 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 Kalamazoo 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 Join Meeting

Call in Number:  1 (947) 207-1273
Participation Code:  318 752 284#

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

Policy Committee Meeting October 27, 2021

In compliance with the Kalamazoo County State of Emergency Declaration allowing public bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act to meet electronically, the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 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:  867 2319 2945#
Passcode: 227708

Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found here:

Agenda Items:
-Minutes from September 29, 2021
-FY 20-23 Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
-FY 22 Transportation Improvement Program Amendment Schedule
-Calendar Year 2022 Meeting Schedule

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.

Public Engagement for 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

There will be several opportunities for public comment on the draft 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan. All public engagement sessions will be held virtually via Zoom. Access to the full draft document can be found on the Metropolitan Transportation Plan page of the website.

October 13th, 2021
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Link to Zoom video conferencing or Conference Call Dial-In.
Dial-In Number: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 832 0580 1371 #
Passcode: 237223

October 13th, 2021
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Link to Zoom video conferencing or Conference Call Dial-In.
Dial-In Number: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 851 8855 6783
Passcode: 610329

October 14th, 2021
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Link to Zoom video conferencing or Conference Call Dial-In.
Dial-In Number: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 829 5456 0309
Passcode: 863740

October 14th, 2021
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Link to Zoom video conferencing or Conference Call Dial-In.
Dial-In Number: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 860 0415 7265
Passcode: 583230

Air Quality Conformity Analysis

The Transportation Conformity Determination Report for the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek Limited Orphan Maintenance Area has been drafted and 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 VanBuren Counties. KATS’ public comment period will run from September 29, 2021 to November 24, 2021. Please submit comments to Steve Stepek or Megan Mickelson by email, by phone at 269-343-0766 or online by commenting on this post.

Air Quality Conformity Analysis

Policy Committee Meeting August 25, 2021

In compliance with the Kalamazoo County State of Emergency Declaration allowing public bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act to meet electronically, the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 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: 863 2660 7220 #
Passcode: 414025

Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found here:

Agenda Items:
-Minutes from June 30, 2021
-FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
-Continuity of Operations Plan Draft
-Contributed Services Fiscal Year-to-Date Through July 31, 2021

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.

KATS 2024-2026 Call for Projects

This is the  KATS Surface Transportation Program (STP), National Highway Performance Program (NHPP), Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ), and Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) call for projects for the development of the FY 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program.  The deadline for submission is July 30, 2021.

Funding projections per year for FY 2024, 2025, and 2026 are:

Surface Transportation Program (STP):  $3,331,000
National Highway Performance Program (NHPP):  $450,000
Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ): $505,299
Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP): $240,000

Due to the lack of a federal transportation bill past FY 2021, these amounts are only estimates. Funding levels will likely change when a new bill is passed.

The project application and instructions can be found here:

Please fill out all the applicable criteria for your individual project. Please submit all applications to sstepek@katsmpo.org

If you have any questions about the application process and project submission, please let us know.