Transportation non-profit seeking public input during meetings

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) Fairbanks Area Surface Transportation, or FAST Planning, formerly known as Fairbanks Metropolitan Area Transportation System, or FMATS, is looking for more public input during their meetings.

Fairbanks Area Surface Transpiration, or FAST Planning, is looking for more public input during their meetings. (Photo Courtesy: FAST Planning)

There are three standing committees for FAST Planning. There is the technical committee, which comments and votes primarily on funding decisions for road projects. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee specifically comments on none-motorized projects such as sidewalk improvements or bus stop locations. Both of those committees make recommendations but it is the Policy Board that makes the final decisions. Jackson Fox, the Executive Director for FAST Planning, says even though the board makes the final decision, 90% of the time they agree with the other committees’ recommendations.

The Technical Committee and the Policy Board meet once month at Fairbanks City Hall. The Bicycle Committee meets every other month at FAST Planning’s office, which is located on the second floor of the Key Bank Building. All three of the committee' meetings are open to the public.

Fox spoke about what kind of public comment would be useful to the committees.

“We are looking for input from the public from people that utilize these roads, or perhaps even live along these roads, to provide some more details about their concerns or the needs for that project,” said Fox.

Below is a list of the approved dates for the FAST Planning committees. According to Fox, all dates are subject to change.

Technical Committee Meeting Dates:

November 6th, 2019

December 4th, 2019

January 8th, 2020

February 5th, 2020

March 4th, 2020

April 1st, 2020

May 6th, 2020

June 3rd, 2020

July 1st, 2020

August 5th, 2020

September 2nd, 2020

October 7th, 2020

November 4th, 2020

December 2nd, 2020

Policy Board Meeting Dates:

October 16th, 2019

November 13th, 2019

December 18th, 2019

January 22nd, 2020

February 12th, 2020

March 18th, 2020

April 15th, 2020

May 20th, 2020

June 17th, 2020

July 15th, 2020

August 19th, 2020

September 16th, 2020

October 21st, 2020

November 18th, 2020

December 16th, 2020

Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting Dates:

October 10th, 2019

December 12th, 2019

February 13th, 2020

April 9th, 2020

June 11th, 2020

August 13th, 2020

October 8th, 2020

December 10th, 2020

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