DeKalb-Sycamore Area Transportation Study Official Website

About DSATS

DeKalb Sycamore Area Transportation Study

About DSATS
The DeKalb Sycamore Area Transportation Study (DSATS) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization which administers the federal and state funding for highway and public transit projects in the DeKalb Urbanized Area. DSATS is staffed by DeKalb County and all activities performed by the organization are overseen by a Policy Committee (PC), with the technical oversight of the organization performed by a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), and DSATS staff.

The DSATS Region
In the U.S., urbanized areas with populations over 50,000, are required to create a Metropolitan Planning Organization. The Federal Highway Administration defines Metropolitan Transportation Planning as the process of examining travel and transportation issues and needs in metropolitan areas. It includes a demographic analysis of the community in question, as well as an examination of travel patterns and trends. The planning process includes an analysis of alternatives to meet projected future demands, and for providing a safe and efficient transportation system that meets mobility while not creating adverse impacts to the environment. In metropolitan areas over 50,000 population, the responsibility for transportation planning lies with designated Metropolitan Planning Organizations.

This region includes the:

City of DeKalb
City of Sycamore
DeKalb County 
Northern Illinois University
Town of Cortland 

NATHAN F. SCHWARTZ, P.E.
Director

BRANDON GEBER
Coordinator

815-756-9513
815-756-8705 (fax)
dsats@dekalbcounty.org

Highway Facility
1826 Barber Greene Road
DeKalb, IL 60115
Hours: 7 am – 3:30 pm

NATHAN F. SCHWARTZ, P.E.
Director

BRANDON GEBER
Coordinator

815-756-9513
815-756-8705 (fax)
dsats@dekalbcounty.org

Highway Facility
1826 Barber Greene Road
DeKalb, IL 60115
Hours: 7 am – 3:30 pm

DeKalb Sycamore Area Transportation Study

About DSATS
The DeKalb Sycamore Area Transportation Study (DSATS) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization which administers the federal and state funding for highway and public transit projects in the DeKalb Urbanized Area. DSATS is staffed by DeKalb County and all activities performed by the organization are overseen by a Policy Committee (PC), with the technical oversight of the organization performed by a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), and DSATS staff.

The DSATS Region
In the U.S., urbanized areas with populations over 50,000, are required to create a Metropolitan Planning Organization. The Federal Highway Administration defines Metropolitan Transportation Planning as the process of examining travel and transportation issues and needs in metropolitan areas. It includes a demographic analysis of the community in question, as well as an examination of travel patterns and trends. The planning process includes an analysis of alternatives to meet projected future demands, and for providing a safe and efficient transportation system that meets mobility while not creating adverse impacts to the environment. In metropolitan areas over 50,000 population, the responsibility for transportation planning lies with designated Metropolitan Planning Organizations.

This region includes the:

City of DeKalb
City of Sycamore
DeKalb County 
Northern Illinois University
Town of Cortland