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

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 Policy Committee Meeting September 30, 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 along with the extension of Michigan’s State of Emergency via Executive Order 2020-177.

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee meeting will be held remotely on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. via this link to Microsoft Teams Video or Conference Call Dial In. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: September Policy Packet

Dial In Number: 1-947-207-1273
Conference ID: 710 748 72 #

Agenda Items:
-Minutes from August 26, 2020
-Draft Goals and Objectives for the Metropolitan Transportation Plan

The Michigan Department of Transportation Project Presentation can be found here.

REMOTE Policy Committee Meeting June 24, 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 2020-75.

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee will be meeting remotely on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. via this link to Microsoft Teams Video or Conference Call Dial-In. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: June Policy Packet

Dial In Number: 1-947-207-1273
Access Code: 332-495-588 #

 

Agenda Items:

  • Minutes from May 27, 2020
  • Southcentral Michigan Planning Council KATS Agreement FY 2021 – 2023
  • Federal Highway Cost Based Amendment Discussion

 

REMOTE Policy Committee Meeting May 27, 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 2020-75.

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee will be meeting remotely on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. via this link to Microsoft Teams Video or Conference Call Dial-In. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: May Policy Packet

Dial In Number: 1-947-207-1273
Access Code: 510-655-125 #

 

Agenda Items:

  • Minutes from March 25, 2020
  • KATS Consultation Plan
  • FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
  • FY 2021 Unified Planning Work Program
  • Michigan Department of Transportation Master Agreement
  • Letter of Support for Western Michigan University
  • Contributed Services Year to Date
  • Federal Highway Cost Based Amendment Discussion

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

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.

 

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.

Policy Committee Meeting Jan. 29, 2020

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, January 29, 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: Meeting Materials

Agenda items include:

  • Southcentral Michigan Planning Council Invoice
  • Appointment of Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) Members
    • Interested citizens who would like to join the KATS CAC can apply here.
  • Integrated Infrastructure Mapping Presentation
  • KATS Title VI Plan Draft

Policy Committee Meeting December 18

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at Metro, 530 N. Rose Street. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: December Policy Meeting Materials

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.