The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) identifies, prioritizes and allocates anticipated funding for transportation improvements over a 4 year period. The TIP represents a consensus among local, state and regional officials as to which transportation improvements to implement in the short-term.
The current program is for FFY2017 to 2020 and was approved by the Policy Board on February 15, 2017.
View the document: FMATS 2017 – 2020 TIP Final r1
The 2017-2020 TIP was released for a 30-day public comment period from November 10 to December 10, 2016. A Responsiveness Summary was completed to include all comments received during that time. View the document: Responsiveness Summary
Air Quality Conformity
A portion of the Fairbanks & North Pole area is designated a Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Area. An even larger portion has been designated a PM 2.5 Non-Attainment Area. In an effort to ensure that transportation improvements and future transportation development does not negatively impact regional air quality, it must be demonstrated that the projects listed in the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) conform with the Transportation Control Measures (TCMs) of the most recent State Air Quality Implementation Plan (SIP).
FMATS received approval of its Conformity Determination from FHWA and FTA on March 3, 2017.
FMATS Conformity Determination 2017-2020 TIP
FMATS has completed the process of developing the Transportation Air Quality Conformity Determination for Carbon Monoxide for both the MTP and TIP.
Past reports can be obtained in the FMATS Archives.
The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the development of transportation conformity determinations within the Fairbanks PM2.5 Non-Attainment Area can be found by clicking here: MOU for Fairbanks Transportation Conformity
The Memorandum of Agreement for the selection and funding of projects funded by CMAQ within the Fairbanks non-attainment area for PM2.5 can be found by clicking here: MOU for Selecting and Funding of Projects Funded by CMAQ
Older TIPs can be viewed in the Archives Page.
Please direct any public comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scoring and Evaluating Projects
The projects were reviewed by the Technical Committee and scored. The results are: 2015 – 2018 TIP Scores Summary
The following project evaluation criteria was used:
Eligibility requirements can be found here:
Nominating TIP Projects
FMATS accepts project nominations for the TIP year round. If you would like to nominate a project for the current or future TIP, the nomination form and scoring criteria are available below.
TIP Project Nomination Form
- For a standard Adobe PDF version, click here: General TIP Project Nomination Form
- For a Writable PDF, click here: General TIP Project Nomination Form -Writable
TIP Non-Motorized Project Nomination Form
- For a standard Adobe PDF version, click here: TIP Non-Motorized Project Nomination Form
- For a Writable PDF, click here: TIP Non-Motorized Project Nomination Form Writable
For the TIP Project Nomination Scoring Criteria, click here: 2015 Approved FMATS Criteria CTP and Non-Motorized
For previous year TIP documents, please visit the FMATS Archives.
Below are drafts of the project nominations with backup details, as available:
Additional Transportation & Air Quality Resources
DEC, Division of Air Quality Home Page
DEC, Transportation Conformity Consultation Procedure
DEC, Particulate Matter – Background Information
DEC, Carbon Monoxide- Background Information
Fairbanks North Star Borough Air Quality Forecast