Policy Board Meeting, 1/16

Policy Board Meeting

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Fairbanks City Council Chambers

800 Cushman Street

12:00 – 2:00 PM

 

View the Meeting Packet: 1.16.19 PB Meeting Packet

Main Agenda Items Include:

  • FMATS Transition Update
  • Intergovernmental Operating Agreement
  • FAST Planning Office Memorandum of Understanding
  • Letter of Support FNSB TAP grant application
  • Letter of Support for City of Fairbanks TAP grant application
  • Letter of Support for UAF TAP grant application
  • TIP Nomination Form and Scoring Criteria
  • FFY20 Request to Governor

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

 

Air Quality Conformity Analysis, Released for Public Comment

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).

View the Analysis: FMATS 2045 MTP Conformity and Conformity Appendices

As required, this document has been released for a 30-day public comment period, which ends on January 21, 2019.

To comment on the analysis, e-mail web@fmats.us

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