Draft Fiscal Years 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program Document

The draft document for the FY 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is now available for public comment. Submit comments in the document to KATS staff via email or online via the MDOT Project Portal.

View the projects included in the document by clicking the link to the online map.

Draft Document for the FY 23-26 TIP.

Online map of the TIP projects.

Policy Committee Meeting February 23, 2022

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee will be meeting in-person without a dial-in option, on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. at Metro, 530 N. Rose Street, Kalamazoo. Beginning January 1, 2022, the Michigan law permitting virtual meetings expired. Participants are required to wear a face covering and complete the COVID-19 Health Assessment Questionnaire that will be available upon meeting check-in. Contact tracing information will be collected. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link:

Agenda Items:
-Minutes from December 15, 2021
-Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
-Fiscal Year 2023 – 2026 Prioritized Roadway Project List
-Fiscal Year 2023 – 2025 Audit Contract
-Fiscal Year 2012 and 2015 Contract Closure Letters
-Fiscal Year 2021 Audited Financial Statements

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.

Sturgis Small Urban Task Force Meeting

A public meeting will be held on Wednesday February 23, 2022 at 10:00 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 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

Technical Committee Meeting February 10, 2022

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Technical Committee will be meeting in-person without a dial-in option, on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. at Metro, 530 N. Rose Street, Kalamazoo. Beginning January 1, 2022, the Michigan law permitting virtual meetings expired. Participants are required to wear a face covering and complete the COVID-19 Health Assessment Questionnaire that will be available upon meeting check-in. Contact tracing information will be collected. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link:

Agenda Items:

  • Minutes from December 2, 2021
  • Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
  • Fiscal Year 2023-2026 Prioritized Project List

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 December 15, 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, December 15, 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:  827 0438 3780 #
Passcode: 650737

Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found here:

Agenda Items:
-Minutes from November 17, 2021
-Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
-State Safety Targets
-LOMA Ozone Conformity Report
-Project List for 2024-2026 Transportation Improvement Program

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.

Fiscal Year 2021 Obligated Project Report

This is the annual listing of projects for which funds have been obligated in the preceding year as a record of project delivery and a progress report for public information and disclosure.  In addressing federal requirements, this report lists all transportation projects in the study area that were obligated during the Fiscal Year 2021 (October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021).

FY 2021 Obligated Project Report

Systems Performance Report

FY 2021 Transportation Improvement Program Modifications Summary

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.

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