The Fairbanks Metropolitan Area Transportation System (FMATS) is updating their Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) to plan for growth and land use changes, and to lay out a long-range vision for the transportation system in the Fairbanks metropolitan area. Because the Fairbanks area is in an air quality non-attainment area, federal regulations also require that the MTP be updated every four years.


Kittelson is working with FMATS, Alaska DOT&PF, and the Fairbanks North Star Borough to determine existing and future safety, vehicle, freight, transit, pedestrian, and bicycle needs; establish multimodal transportation priorities; and develop a fiscally-constrained long-term multimodal plan that coordinates agency plans, prioritizes projects, establishes planning targets, and is adopted by the governing body.

The Outcome

A Long-Range Transportation Vision on Top of the World

The 2045 FMATS MTP is incorporating FAST Act performance measures and land use scenario planning to establish the future vision for transportation and land use in the Fairbanks/North Pole area.



FMATS (Fairbanks Metropolitan Area Transportation System)


Fairbanks Area, Alaska