Introduction to Federal Aid

At the December 21 Policy Committee Meeting, Eric Mullen from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) presented An Introduction to Federal Aid. This presentation is available at the following link: Introduction to Federal Aid.

Eric has been with the MDOT for 16 years. For twelve years Eric was the department’s Federal Revenue Specialist. During this time, Eric was appointed as the project manager of the ESTIP program. A year ago Eric became the supervisor of the Statewide Program Coordination Unit which oversees the development of the State of Michigan 5 Year Transportation Program and the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program. Eric has a B.S. in Urban and Regional Planning from MSU.

Technical Committee Meeting

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study (KATS) Technical Committee will be meeting on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at Kalamazoo Metro Transit, 530 N. Rose Street.  Meeting materials relating to the agenda can be found at the following link: Meeting Materials

Transportation Improvement Program Amendments

Proposed amendments to the FY 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) are available to review. Comments may be submitted by emailing: or mail to the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study, 5220 Lovers Ln, Suite 110, Portage, MI 49002. Deadline to submit comments will be January 24, 2017.  The Proposed Amendments are available at the following link:Proposed FY 17-20 TIP Amendments January

Public notice of public involvement activities 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: Kalamazoo Metro Transit, the Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority, the Central County Transportation Authority and Van Buren Public Transit.

KATS Moves Facebook Page

KATS Moves now has its own Facebook page! Like and follow for news and updates. The page can be found here.

KATS Moves Launch

KATS Moves is a community-driven plan to enhance pedestrian, greenway, and transit facilities throughout the greater Kalamazoo Metro region. Bicycle and non-motorized facilities have been expanding in the Kalamazoo region, and there is a desire for more as evidence by local community planning and KATS’ 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan.

Please visit our project page to view the interactive mapping site and public survey where your comments and suggestions will be used to craft this plan:

or request hardcopy materials (known as our Meeting-in-a-Box)

from: Steve Stepek, KATS Project Manager (269) 343-0766.

Policy Committee Meeting

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study (KATS) Policy Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at Kalamazoo Metro Transit, 530 North Rose Street.  Meeting materials relating to the agenda can be found at the following link: Meeting Materials.

Technical Committee Cancelled

Please note that the December meeting of the KATS Technical Committee has been cancelled. The next meeting of the Technical Committee will be held on Thursday, January 12, at 9:00 a.m. at Kalamazoo Metro Transit.