Safety Initiatives

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Over the past few years, the number of crashes and injuries has slightly declined in the AMATS area and statewide, although we are now seeing an increase in fatalities.

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Highway Preservation

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Fix it first is the main goal of Transportation Outlook 2045.  Due to funding constraints it is necessary that the long term plan ensures funding for our existing system. 

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Bicycle Planning

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Bicycling is an important component of the Greater Akron transportation system with the potential to have a significant impact on the future economic, health, and sustainability of the region.

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Environmental Impact

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Transportation improvements can have potential adverse impacts on the natural environment since they generally stimulate new development. The region’s long-term viability is tied to the quality of its environmental resources.

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Pedestrian Planning

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Sidewalks are a key component to a balanced transportation system. They provide connectivity to transit, shopping, and employment.

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Land Use

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Land use trends illustrate that the region continues to expand outward. The bulk of this growth was low density residential development on previously undeveloped land. 

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Congestion Planning

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Congestion continues to be a problem in rapidly growing communities, but has been less of an issue in communities with low growth. 

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Traffic Counts 

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The Ohio Department of Transportation maintains a database of traffic counts.

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The region is served by two Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs). METRO serves Summit County and PARTA serves Portage County.

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Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

AMATS develops a Unified Planning Work Program every fiscal year which is developed in coordination with Metro RTA, PARTA and the Ohio Department of Transportation.  The Work Program identifies products which AMATS staff plan to complete during the upcoming fiscal year.  AMATS completes drafts of the Work Program in January and March and the AMATS Policy Committee approves the final Work Program in May of each year. 

The public is welcome to comment on the Work Program and it is reviewed during AMATS Citizen Involvement Committee Meetings. 

If you have questions or comments about the Work Program, please contact Heather Reidl of the AMATS Staff.