Policy Board Meeting, 11/21

Main Agenda Items Include:

  • FMATS Transition Update
  • Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) Public Comments
  • Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Administrative Modification #6
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) Resolution
  • Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) Grant

The public is welcome to attend.

If you are unable to participate in person:
Dial into the conference line: (907)459-6769
Or Listen via live stream: http://fmats.us/about-fmats/policy-board

Freight Mobility Plan Online Open House

To view the Online Open House, visit http://www.hdralaskaclientview.com/FMATS/index.html

Long Range Plan, Open for Public Review

Envision 2045 is a community-driven FMATS project to improve transportation in our region and comply with state and federal requirements. This update to the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) will drive growth and lay out a long-range vision for the transportation system in the Fairbanks metropolitan area through the year 2045.

If you walk, drive, ride the bus, or bike, this transportation plan has something for you.

Review the draft documents below and submit your comments to web@fmats.us by November 21, 2018.

Interactive Map

We are collecting comments on the recommended projects through an interactive map. You can zoom in, pan around, and click on a specific project to read about it and to leave a comment.

http://maps.kittelson.com/FMATS2045

We are Creating a Green Streets Plan

Purpose:  To better implement the Green Streets Policy, FMATS will identify and prioritize which streets within the urbanized area are in greatest need of green infrastructure for the management of storm water runoff, including specific design recommendations for each of those streets. Research of best management practices in a sub-arctic environment will also be included in the report.

 Objective:  Green Streets reflect the transportation policy and design approach that minimizes environmental impact by focusing on efforts to retain, treat, and eliminate runoff at the source using green infrastructure applications. Green infrastructure helps replicate natural hydrologic functions like storage, detention, infiltration, filtration, evaporation, transpiration, and uptake by plants, and can improve water quality and reduce runoff volumes. These natural functions are often lost in transportation projects where impervious road surfaces prevent rain water from soaking into the ground.  This project will help FMATS decide which streets are in greatest need of green infrastructure and how it can be applied and coordinated with current and future road reconstruction activities.

 Methodology/Products:  The plan will be a written report accompanied by maps and drawings of the top 10 (+/-) streets in the urbanized area that are in greatest need of green infrastructure, including specific design recommendations for each of those streets such as vegetated swales, rain gardens, retention areas, constructed wetlands, permeable pavers, tree wells and planters, re-vegetation/rehabilitation efforts, curb breaks, and other best management practices. Financial and right-of-way constraints will be considered in the recommendations of this report. Implementation will be the responsibility of the respective facility owner.

Deliverables

Green Streets Introduction Presentation

 

 

 

Resources:

FMATS Green Streets Policy

Green vs Gray Map

Green Streets Nomination Campaign

Alaska Stormwater Guide

BMP Effectiveness Report

Fairbanks Green Infrastructure Guide

Fairbanks-North Pole Storm Water Guide 3rdEdition

Fairbanks-North Pole Stormwater Management Plan

Green Infrastructure Opportunities Maps