Metropolitan Transportation Plan

For almost 50 years, the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study (KATS) has been the principal agency charged with planning for the future transportation needs of the Kalamazoo Metropolitan Area. Since its inception, KATS has worked to address current issues while also looking toward the future to craft a vision for the region in a long-range plan.

The Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) covers a minimum of a 20-year planning horizon.  It discusses strategies and projects to develop and maintain an integrated multimodal transportation system.  It also outlines the area’s goals for the transportation system.  The plan includes road, public transit, and non-motorized facilities and discusses intermodal linkages.    The plan must be fiscally constrained and is reviewed, or updated, every four years.


2050 MTP Development

2050 MTP (adopted November 17, 2021)
For a detailed view of non-motorized facilities, please refer to the interactive online map through ArcGIS Online, powered by ESRI.

Draft 2050 MTP (posted October 28, 2021)

Public Engagement Presentation


The following list of projects are proposed for the 2050 MTP.  Projects have not been prioritized for funding and are not guaranteed to receive funding. 

2050 MTP Draft Master Project List
2050 MTP Draft Capacity Project List

Online Map of Proposed Projects

2050 MTP Project Concept Form (no longer accepting project applications)


2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Adopted 4-27-2016
2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Appendix E – Travel Demand Model Technical Documentation

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