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The Fairbanks Metropolitan Area Transportation System (FMATS) plans for local multi-modal transportation system investments that work for the betterment of the community. The planning area encompasses the urbanized portion of the Fairbanks North Star Borough, including the cities of Fairbanks and North Pole.
This Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is an ongoing cooperative effort guided by priorities set forth by the Technical and Policy Committees. Region-wide plans and development patterns help steer short and long-range plans, which aim to safely and efficiently move goods and people, while simultaneously supporting economic progress, environmental protection and an improved quality of life.
The Fairbanks Metropolitan Area Transportation System (FMATS) is the local Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). FMATS is a consensus-based transportation policy making body that was formed in April 2003 when the Fairbanks Area was listed in the Federal Register of Qualifying Urban Areas for Census 2000. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) require establishment of an MPO to facilitate increased local control of transportation investments. The Code of Federal Regulations (23 CFR) and the U.S. Codes (Title 23) require FMATS to meet regulations to continue receiving Federal funding.