2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

What is the MTP?

The MTP is a blueprint guiding transportation project priorities, short to long range which address transportation issues in the Fairbanks Metropolitan area. The MTP seeks to balance investment in various transportation modes against anticipated funding from federal, state and local sources. It lists and organizes construction projects with a 20 year projection. Federal requirements specify that the MTP be updated every four years to capture changing needs, new federal and state regulations and policies, and measure progress toward completing the list of projects and studies.

Current Plan:

Envision 2045 Technical Appendix Final

2045 MTP Comment Response Summary


FMATS is updating the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), branded as Envision 2045, in order to improve transportation for our region and comply with state and federal requirements.

Envision 2045 is a community-driven effort by FMATS to improve transportation for our region. This update  to the Metropolitan Transportation Plan will plan for growth and lay out a long-range vision for the transportation system in the Fairbanks metropolitan area through the year 2045.

The goals to be reviewed in this update include:

  1. Coordinate planning efforts to provide an integrated transportation and land use system that embodies smart growth principles and stimulates the economy to grow.
  2. Provide a safe, efficient, secure, and interconnected multi-modal transportation system for all users.
  3. Protect the environment, improve air quality, and promote energy efficiency.
  4. Optimize the utility and lifespan of the existing transportation system.
  5. Ensure adequate transportation facilities to support economic development.
  6. Facilitate an open, honest, and transparent decision-making process conducted through constructive two-way communication between the project team, agencies, and the public.

Supporting Documents

Kick-off Presentation: 3.24.17 Kick-off Meeting

Public Involvement Plan: MTP Public Involvement Plan

Goals and Objectives: Draft MTP Goals Memo

Existing Conditions: MTP Existing Conditions Draft_with Figures

Needs Assessment: Needs Assessment Memo FINAL


Air Quality Conformity Analysis for the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan.

The Conformity Analysis is a regional emissions analysis for the urbanized portion of the Fairbanks North Star Borough. The report finds that total regional vehicle-related PM2.5 and NOx precursor emissions associated with implementation of the 2045 MTP have been estimated and found to be below the applicable motor vehicle emission budgets established under the Moderate State Implementation Plan (SIP).

2045 MTP Air Quality Conformity Analysis

Air Quality Conformity Appendices

FHWA & FTA Approval