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Transportation Planning / AMATS

Welcome to AMATS!

AMATS is the acronym for Anchorage Metropolitan Area Transportation Solutions, the federally recognized Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).

As a multiagency team AMATS works to plan, fund, and coordinate the transportation system in the Anchorage Bowl and Chugiak-Eagle River areas when federal funds are used.

These federal funds are generated from gasoline taxes paid by the motoring public. The State of Alaska Legislature authorizes appropriations and general obligation bonds. Additional funding is generated by local municipal bonds, as well.

Approved Programs & Plans: 

2015-18 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is the region’s project plan for transportation improvements. It is the investment program consisting of capital and operational improvements to the metropolitan transportation system. The TIP is the means of implementing the goals and objectives of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan. The Policy Committee approved the 2015-18 TIP on August 28, 2014.

2014-15 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), is a document produced bi-annually, describes all of the regionally significant surface-transportation planning projects expected to be undertaken in the region in a federal fiscal year. The Policy Committee approved the 2014-15 UPWP on December 19, 2013. 

2035 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) 

The 2035 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)  illustrates the travel system envisioned to accommodate the community in the next 20 years. This Plan guides almost $4 billion in transportation network improvements between 2012 and 2035—from new road connections, additional buses, sidewalks, bike lanes, trails to better streets and improved intersections. In metropolitan areas, the transportation plan is the statement of the ways the region plans to invest in the transportation system. Per the federal regulations, the plan shall "include both long-range and short-range program strategies/actions that lead to the development of an integrated intermodal transportation system that facilitates the efficient movement of people and goods." The Policy Committee approved the 2035 MTP on May 3, 2012.

AMATS Operating Agreement Revisions

The AMATS Operating Agreement Revision is out for a 30 day public review.  Please share your comments with the AMATS Coordinator Craig Lyon at or by calling (907)343-7996.  Please use the links below to download the documents for review and comment.

Full Agreement Revisions         Addendum        By-Laws

Comments are due by Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 5pm 

Next Scheduled Meeting:


Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
Policy Committee (PC)

Thursday: March 5, 2015
Community Development, Main Conf Rm
4700 Elmore Road
Anchorage, AK 99507 

Thursday: February 26, 2015
City Hall, 8th Floor Conf Rm
632 W. 6th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501 

    • Transportation Planning / AMATS
    • Director: Jerry Weaver
    • 4700 Elmore Road
    • (907) 343-7991