Draft 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

Draft chapters and appendices for the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan are available for review on the Metropolitan Transportation Plan page of the website.

Deadline for submitting comments are October 27, 2021

Comments can be submitted via email to mmickelson@katsmpo.org, by phone at 269-343-0766, or by mail to:

Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study
5220 Lovers Lane
Suite 110
Portage, MI 49002

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.

Policy Committee Meeting June 30, 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, June 30, 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: 811 5630 5604 #
Passcode: 427160

Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found here:

Agenda Items:
-Minutes from May 26, 2021
-FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
-Prioritization Process Application and Instructions
-Citizen Advisory Committee Appointment
-Contributed Services Fiscal Year-to-Date Through May 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.

Technical Committee Meeting June 10, 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, June 10, 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: 880 3623 5662 #
Passcode: 906215

Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found here:

Agenda Items

  • Minutes from May 13, 2021
  • FY 20-23 Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
  • Prioritization Process Application and Instructions

    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.

Policy Committee Meeting April 28, 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, April 28, 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: 819 6474 3426 #
Passcode: 762645

Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found here:
 

Agenda Items:
-Minutes from March 31, 2021
-FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
-Finance and Personnel Subcommittee Report on FY 2022 Salary Adjustments
-FY 2022 Unified Planning Work Program
-Freedom of Information Procedures and Documents

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 Community Through Bicycling.” As always, this Bike Week event is free to attend and is co-hosted by KATS and Bike Friendly Kalamazoo.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 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 May 10, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
Registration is required.


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


Other Bike Week Events

Michigan Crash Facts 101

Where MDOT Is Headed With Bicycling

Technical Committee Meeting April 8, 2021

Public bodies subject to the Michigan Open Meetings Act are authorized to continue remote meeting participation and voting in accordance with the Kalamazoo County State of Emergency Declaration below.

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Technical Committee meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. via this link to Zoom Video Conferencing or Conference Call Dial In.

Dial In Number: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 843 2686 6937 #
Passcode: 248617

Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found here:

Agenda Items

  • Minutes from March 11, 2021
  • FY 20-23 Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
  • FY 2022 Unified Planning Work Program Draft
  • Resolutions of Support for FY 2024 Local Bridge Program Applications from the City of Kalamazoo
  • KATS Technical Committee Meeting Attendance Fiscal Year-to-Date March 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.



Small Urban Task Force Meetings

In accordance with the Kalamazoo County State of Emergency Declaration permitting continued remote participation by parties subject to the Michigan Open Meetings Act, Small Urban Task Forces in Region 3 and the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study (KATS) will be holding meetings hosted by KATS via a Microsoft Teams as shown below.  The purpose of the meetings 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 the respective urbanized areas for fiscal years 2021 – 2024.

Persons wishing to participate in any of the meetings may do so at the dates and times listed using the appropriate link or dial-in phone information as follows:

Albion Small Urban Task Force Meeting:  10:00 a.m.  April 19, 2021
Click To Join Meeting
Call in Number:  1 (947) 207-1273
Participation Code: 
350 966 3#

Coldwater-Quincy Small Urban Task Force Meeting:  10:00 a.m. April 20, 2021
Click To Join Meeting
Call in Number:  1 (947) 207-1273
Participation Code: 
 222 147 151#

Marshall Small Urban Task Force Meeting:  10:00 a.m. April 13, 2021
Click To Join Meeting
Call in Number:  1 (947) 207-1273
Participation Code: 
 625 370 177#

Paw Paw – Lawton Small Urban Task Force Meeting:  10:00 a.m. April 21, 2021
Click To Join Meeting
Call in Number:  1 (947) 207-1273
Participation Code: 
 193 890 303#

Sturgis Small Urban Task Force Meeting:  10:00 a.m. April 15, 2021
Click To Join Meeting
Call in Number:  1 (947) 207-1273
Participation Code: 
 422 912 231#

Three Rivers Small Urban Task Force Meeting:  10:00 a.m. April 14, 2021
Click To Join Meeting
Call in Number:  1 (947) 207-1273
Participation Code: 
 671 828 638#

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 February 24, 2021

In compliance with Michigan Public Act 254 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, February 24, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. via this link to Zoom Video Conferencing or Conference Call Dial In. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link:

Dial In Number: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 834 3281 2226 #
Passcode: 422271


Agenda Items:
-Minutes from December 16, 2020
-FY 20-23 Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
-Transit Safety Plan and Safety Targets
-Bridge Condition Targets
-FY 2020 Audit Presentation and Report
-Contributed Services FYTD January 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.