Policy Committee Meeting March 25, 2020

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at Metro, 530 N. Rose Street. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: March Policy Materials

If you prefer not to attend the meeting based on Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order limiting public gatherings, you are not required to be at the meeting in person. Here is the link to the Executive Order that we refer to.
KATS set up the following conference call line for your convenience.
Dial In Number: 1-844-800-6000
Access Code: 680-551-295

Agenda Items:

  • Minutes from February 19, 2020
  • Recommendation for New Executive Director
  • Memorandum of Understanding for Transition of Outgoing Executive Director
  • FY 2020 Unified Planning Work Program Amendment
  • Federal Certification Review
  • Draft Consultation Plan

The following meeting addendum for six local bridge resolutions will be addressed during new business.

March Addendum

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.

 

Bike Week 2020 Event Registration

This year’s theme for the annual community event is “Connecting & Building Communities.”  As always, this Bike Week event is free to attend and is co-hosted by KATS and Bike Friendly Kalamazoo.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Wile Auditorium KRESA, 1819 E. Milham Ave, Portage, MI 49002

SIGN UP: Register online

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

Rural Task Force #3 County Sub-Task Force Meetings

Public meetings will be held for the purpose of allowing local officials and interested citizens to provide input into sub-task force bylaws and allocation of federal funds for use on eligible rural routes and transit system capital projects in each of the five counties comprising Michigan Planning Region 3.  Meetings will be held as follows:

Barry County Rural Sub-Task Force – Monday March 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
Barry County Road Commission
1725 W. M-43 Highway
Hastings, MI 49058

Branch County Rural Sub-Task Force – Tuesday March 24, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
Branch County Road Commission
23 East Garfield Street
Coldwater, MI  49036

Calhoun County Rural Sub-Task Force – Tuesday March 24, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
Calhoun County Road Department
13300 15 Mile Road
Marshall, MI  49068

Kalamazoo County Rural Sub-Task Force – Thursday March 26, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
Road Commission of Kalamazoo County
3801 E. Kilgore Road
Kalamazoo, MI  49001

St. Joseph County Rural Sub-Task Force – Thursday March 26, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
St. Joseph County Road Commission
20914 M-86
Centreville MI  49032

Additional information and meeting materials will be posted on the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council website’s Transportation page:  http://www.smpcregion3.org

Technical Committee Meeting March 12, 2020

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Technical Committee will be meeting on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at Metro, 530 N. Rose Street. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: March Technical Packet

Agenda Items

  • Minutes from February 13, 2020
  • Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
  • KATS Consultation Plan

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.

Results of the November 13 & 14, 2019 Certification Review

The Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration jointly reviewed and evaluated the transportation planning process for the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study in November 2019.  The results of the review are now available.

Final Report – Issued February 2020
(Metropolitan Transportation Planning Certification Review)

Policy Committee Meeting February 19, 2020

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at Metro, 530 N. Rose Street. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: February Policy Committee Materials

Agenda Items

  • Minutes from January 29, 2020
  • Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
  • KATS Title VI Plan
  • Fiscal Year 2019 Audit Presentation and 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.

Technical Committee Meeting February 13, 2020

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Technical Committee will be meeting on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at Metro, 530 N. Rose Street. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: Technical Committee Materials – February 13, 2020

Agenda Items

  • Minutes from January 9, 2020
  • Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
  • KATS Title VI Plan

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.