Technical Committee

The Technical Committee membership primarily consists of the technical staffs of the local governmental agencies.  The Technical Committee serves as an advisory committee to the KATS Policy Committee. Transportation projects that are considered by the Policy Committee typically begin at the Technical Committee level.

Technical Committee Bylaws

Technical Committee meetings typically start at 9:00 a.m. and are held at Kalamazoo Metro Transit offices, 530 N. Rose Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Public notices for each meeting are posted at Kalamazoo County cities, villages, and townships.

Agendas are available one week prior to a meeting.

2017 Technical Committee Meetings

Thursday, January 12, 2017-9:00 a.m.
Meeting Materials
January 12 Draft Minutes

Thursday, February 9, 2017- 9:00 a.m.
Meeting Materials.Meeting Materials

Thursday, March 9, 2017-9:00 a.m.
Thursday, April 13, 2017-9:00 a.m.
Thursday, May 11, 2017-9:00 a.m.
Thursday, June 8, 2017-9:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 13, 2017-9:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 10, 2017-9:00 a.m.
Thursday, September 14, 2017-9:00 a.m.
Thursday, October 12, 2017-9:00 a.m.
Thursday, November 9, 2017-9:00 a.m.
Thursday, December 7, 2017-9:00 a.m.

Meetings will be held at Kalamazoo Metro Transit, 530 North Rose Street. Meeting date and location changes will be noticed.

2016 Technical Committee Meetings
9:00 a.m. Kalamazoo Metro Transit

January 14, 2016
Meeting Materials
Approved Minutes

February 11, 2016
Meeting Materials
Prioritized Project List STP-NHPP DRAFT (Corrected) 1-14-16
Approved Minutes

March 10, 2016
Meeting Materials
Approved Minutes

April 14, 2016
Meeting Materials
Approved Minutes

The Draft 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan is not included in the meeting materials and may be downloaded at the following links:

Draft 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Chapters 1-11
Addendum Non-motorized Element
Appendices A-D
Appendix E – Travel Demand Model Technical Documentation

May 12, 2016
Meeting Materials
Approved Minutes

June 9, 2016
Meeting Materials June 9 2016 (Fixed for Printing)
Approved Minutes

July 7, 2016
CANCELLED

August 11, 2016
Meeting Materials
Approved Minutes

September 8, 2016
Meeting Materials
Draft Minutes

October 13, 2016
CANCELLED

November 3, 2016
Meeting Materials
Draft Minutes

December 1, 2016
CANCELLED

2015 Technical Committee Meetings
9:00 a.m. Kalamazoo Metro Transit

January 8, 2015
Agenda/Materials
Approved Minutes

February 12, 2015
Agenda/Materials
Approved Minutes

March 12, 2015
Agenda/Materials
Approved Minutes

April 9, 2015
Agenda/Materials
Approved Minutes

May 14, 2015
Agenda/Materials
Draft FY 2016 Unified Planning Work Program
Approved Minutes

June 11, 2015
Agenda/Materials
Approved Minutes

July 9, 2015
CANCELLED

August 13, 2015
Agenda/Materials
Approved Minutes

September 10, 2015

Agenda/Materials
Approved Minutes

October 8, 2015
Agenda/Materials
Approved Minutes

November 5, 2015
Agenda/Materials
Approved Minutes

December 3, 2015
AT PORTAGE FIRE STATION NO. 1
7830 Shaver Road
Meeting Materials-Agenda
Approved Minutes

2014
2014 Technical Committee Meeting Materials (All)
2014 Approved Minutes – All

Technical Committee meeting minutes, agendas, and materials for 2013 and Technical Committee meeting minutes for 2012 are available here

Technical Committee Voting Members

Larry Hummel, Managing Director
Van Buren County Road Commission
Technical Committee Chair

Chris Forth, Deputy Director
City of Portage Community Development
Technical Committee Vice-chair

Tom Anthony, Fleis and Vandenbrink
Village of Mattawan

Muhammad Arif, Traffic Engineer
City of Portage Transportation and Utilities

Mickey Bittner, Wightman & Associates, Inc.
Village of Paw Paw

Anthony Dacoba, Director
Van Buren County Public Transit

Orrin Dorr, City Engineer
City of Kalamazoo Engineering

Dennis Durham, City Manager
City of Parchment

Rick Fowler, Transportation Planner
Bureau of Transportation Planning
Michigan Department of Transportation

Jeff Heppler, Village Manager
Village of Augusta

Jim Hoekstra, Traffic Engineer
City of Kalamazoo

Lotta Jarnefelt, Director
Kalamazoo County Department of Planning and Community Development

Matt Johnson
Village of Mattawan

Rebekah Kik, Assistant City Planner
City of Kalamazoo

Jason Latham, Transportation Planner
MDOT Southwest Region Office

Dan Lewis, Prein and Newhof
Village of Schoolcraft

Jim Mallery, Village Manager
Village of Vicksburg

Ryan Minkus, Project Manager
Road Commission of Kalamazoo County

Michelle O’Neill, Traffic Operations Engineer
Michigan Department of Transportation
Kalamazoo Transportation Service Center

Doug Plachinski, Administrator and Economic Development Coordinator
Texas Township

Joe Stark, Assistant City Engineer
City of Kalamazoo Engineering

Kathy Schultz, Director of Special Operations
Kalamazoo Metro Transit

Jodi Stefforia, Planning and Zoning Administrator
Comstock Township

Greg Vliestra, Board Member
Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority

Mark Worden, Project Superintendent
Road Commission of Kalamazoo County

Rob Wilson, Department of Public Works Supervisor
City of Galesburg

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