Fairbanks 2035 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

KAI led the development of the Fairbanks Metropolitan Area Transportation System (FMATS) 2035 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) Update for the MPO in Fairbanks, Alaska. The FMATS MTP identifies the transportation facilities and the funding plan required to meet the travel demands within the MPO for the next 20 years for all major modes of travel (i.e., auto, transit, bicycle, pedestrian, and freight). Some of the critical elements of this project included coordination with regional agencies, ensuring the update met SAFETEA-LU requirements, using a newly developed TransCAD model to project future travel demand, and identifying the long-term transportation needs for the Fairbanks region. Coordination with the FMATS Technical Committee, the FMATS Policy Committee, and ADOT&PF staff was consistent throughout the process. Cost-effective public involvement was crucial in order to ensure the final plan had a solid foundation as it proceeded through implementation. Special efforts were devoted to safety, security, freight, transit, and stronger integration of transportation and land use to achieve a more efficient system. The Plan was adopted in 2010 and determined by FHWA to be in full compliance with current federal requirements.