Public Engagement for 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

There will be several opportunities for public comment on the draft 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan. All public engagement sessions will be held virtually via Zoom. Access to the full draft document can be found on the Metropolitan Transportation Plan page of the website.

October 13th, 2021
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Link to Zoom video conferencing or Conference Call Dial-In.
Dial-In Number: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 832 0580 1371 #
Passcode: 237223

October 13th, 2021
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Link to Zoom video conferencing or Conference Call Dial-In.
Dial-In Number: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 851 8855 6783
Passcode: 610329

October 14th, 2021
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Link to Zoom video conferencing or Conference Call Dial-In.
Dial-In Number: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 829 5456 0309
Passcode: 863740

October 14th, 2021
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Link to Zoom video conferencing or Conference Call Dial-In.
Dial-In Number: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 860 0415 7265
Passcode: 583230

Remote Policy Committee Meeting November 18, 2020

Following the Michigan Supreme Court decision on October 2, 2020 that invalidated COVID-19 related executive orders, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued an Emergency Order on October 5, 2020 under MCL 333.2253 restricting indoor gathering sizes to 20 percent of capacity. Michigan legislature Senate Bill 1108 passed the Senate on October 12,2020, the House of Representatives on October 13, 2020, and Governor Whitmer on October 16, 2020 permitting virtual public meetings. In accordance with these rulings and required parameters, public bodies subject to the Michigan Open Meetings Act are authorized to continue remote meeting participation and voting during the continuing COVID-19 global pandemic.

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee meeting will be held remotely on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. via this link to Zoom Video Conferencing or Conference Call Dial In. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: 

Dial In Number: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 421 874 8274 #
Passcode: 187240

Agenda Items:
-Minutes from October 28, 2020
-Reaffirmation of the KATS 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan
-2021 Safety Transportation Performance Measures
-2021 Policy Committee Meeting Schedule
-FY 2020 Audit Engagement Letter

Reaffirmation of KATS 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

The public is invited to comment on the proposed reaffirmation of the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) as part of the public comment period running from October 28, 2020 until the adjournment of the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study’s virtual Policy Committee via Zoom teleconference scheduled for November 18, 2020 at 9:00 am.

This public meeting and comment period is your opportunity to review and comment on the KATS 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan, which identifies the Kalamazoo Metropolitan Area’s transportation needs, summarizes the transportation network, and provides a vision for addressing those identified needs over the next 20+ years. The 2045 MTP is set to expire on April 27, 2021 and is proposed to be reaffirmed through November 30, 2021 to ensure a valid plan is in place until a new
2050 plan is approved.

Information on how to participate in the public meeting will be published on our website at www.katsmpo.org a week prior to the scheduled meeting on November 18, 2020 and will also be included on the meeting agenda. Public comments can be submitted at any time at sstepek@katsmpo.org, or can be made at the meeting during the comment opportunity.

Remote Policy Committee Meeting October 28, 2020

Following the Michigan Supreme Court decision on October 2, 2020 that invalidated COVID-19 related executive orders, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued an Emergency Order on October 5, 2020 under MCL 333.2253 restricting indoor gathering sizes to 20 percent of capacity. Michigan legislature Senate Bill 1108 passed the Senate on October 12,2020, the House of Representatives on October 13, 2020, and Governor Whitmer on October 16, 2020 permitting virtual public meetings. In accordance with these rulings and required parameters, public bodies subject to the Michigan Open Meetings Act are authorized to continue remote meeting participation and voting during the continuing COVID-19 global pandemic.

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee meeting will be held remotely on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. via this link to Zoom Video Conferencing or Conference Call Dial In. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: 

Dial In Number: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 834 0742 4669 #
Passcode: 272435  

Agenda Items:
-Minutes from September 30, 2020
-FY 20-23 Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
-Goals and Objectives for the Metropolitan Transportation Plan
-FY 21 Transportation Improvement Program Amendment Schedule
-FY 20 Contributed Services by Agency 

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.

REMOTE KATS Technical Committee Meeting August 13, 2020

Public bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act are authorized to continue electronic meeting participation during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic under Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-154.

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Technical Committee meeting will be held remotely on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. via this link to Microsoft Teams Video or Conference Call Dial In.

Dial In Number: 1-947-207-1273
Conference ID: 441 454 949 #

Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: August Technical Packet

Agenda Items

  • Minutes from June 11, 2020
  • FY 20-23 Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
  • Metropolitan Transportation Plan Survey Results
  • Goals and Objectives for Metropolitan Transportation 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.

Policy Committee Meeting for April has been Cancelled

Due to the extension of the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-42), the KATS Policy Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 22, 2020 has been cancelled.

KATS is in the early development stage of the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and the Transportation Survey is a crucial part. Please take a few short minutes to take the survey.  Once you take the survey, pass along the link for others to give their input!  The more participants, the more informed decisions KATS staff can make later in the process of the 2050 MTP.   2050 Transportation Survey

The YTD March 2020 Contributed Service Summary is found below for your review. Agency agreements are compared to in-kind contributions KATS received halfway through the fiscal year.  Contributed Service Year-to-Date

2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

PROPOSED PROJECTS

The following projects are proposed for the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan.   (The following project lists have not been prioritized for funding.)

2045 Proposed Project List- Operations
2045 Proposed Project List- Capacity
2045 Proposed Project List- Non-motorized
2045 Proposed Project List- Preservation
2045 Proposed Project List- Transit