Mass Transit

The Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) Transportation Department is responsible for MPO transit planning activities. Funding from Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is used to conduct planning activities related to the operation and improvement of Fairbanks mass transportation services. The program supports long-range transportation planning for the urbanized area, including capital, financial, and operations planning essential to FNSB transit service.

FMATS is responsible for providing coordination to accomplish transit planning, encouraging public participation in transit planning, developing the transit portion of the FMATS Unified Planning Work Program, and providing interagency participation on the FMATS Policy and/or Technical Committee.

Fairbanks North Star Borough, Transportation Website

In the Summer of 2013, the Fairbanks North Star Borough completed an update of their Short/Long Range Transit Plan. This plan summarizes the two key areas of transit for the FNSB including: the Metropolitan Area Commuter System (MACS) and Van Tran services. Additionally, both a Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) and a Long Range Transit Plan (LRTP) are presented. To learn more about the Fairbanks North Star Borough’s Short/Long Range Transit Plan click here to download the Report.

MACS Transit Bus with Bicycle and People Boarding