Anchorage Metropolitan Area Transportation Solutions (AMATS) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Anchorage Bowl and Chugiak-Eagle River areas. Every metropolitan area with a population of more than 50,000 residents must have a designated MPO in order to qualify for federal highway or transit assistance.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) requires the Municipality to have a Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), to be updated every four years. It must cover all modes of transportation: freeways, highways, streets and sidewalks, public transit, trails and freight mobility; and address congestion management and air quality standards. It must be based on land uses described in the current Comprehensive Plan.
Your input is essential to update the AMATS MTP to support and develop a transportation network that effectively moves people and goods, maintains residents' high quality of life and a strong economy, and reflects community priorities. Opportunities to participate will happen throughout the 3-year development of the 2050 MTP.
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Thank you for your input on the Draft Performance Measures & Targets for the 2050 MTP Goals & Objectives and the Draft Project Prioritization Criteria. The project team is reviewing your feedback and working to update the drafts accordingly. A Comment Response Summary and updated Performance Measures & Targets, Project Prioritization Criteria, a public comment response summary will be posted to the Documents page once they are approved by the Technical Advisory and Policy committees in June.
PUBILC WORKSHOP #1 & PROJECT NOMINATONS
Did We Miss You? If you missed the meeting and would like to hear the presentation and what we heard so far, click on the link below to watch the recording! There were (2) virtual meetings back to back, the presentation repeats itself at the 57 minute mark.
Virtual Meeting Recording!
AMATS is the designated metropolitan planning organization (MPO) that oversees planning and programming of the Federal Highway Trust Funds dollars designated for the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA). The MTP is the primary tool AMATS uses to plan for transportation needs within the AMATS area and recommend solutions based on anticipated funding availability over a minimum 20-year horizon. The MTP needs to reflect adopted local plans with compatible recommendations and, since federal funding is involved, the MTP must comply with current federal regulations.
MTP DEVELOPMENT INCLUDES
Evaluating Today's System
Examining the existing transportation network & community needs.
Participating in the process is essential to a successful MTP update. Ensuring the 2050 MTP represents our community's goals and meets our needs.
Modeling & Analyzing Tomorrow's System
Exploring scenarios to see what issues and opportunities are in our future and how we can best meet our community's needs.
Building the Roadmap
Identifying projects, strategies and phasing recommendations based on regulations, best practices, fiscal constraints, and community goals.