Case Study: Alaska: Fairbanks Metropolitan Area Transportation System

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Fairbanks Metropolitan Area Transportation System (FMATS) is the MPO of the Fairbanks, Alaska area. See below for our public involvement story.

This year, during Bike to Work Week in Fairbanks (May 11-15) FMATS created a 2015 Bike Selfie Competition to encourage people to participate. Bikers would post selfies of themselves on their way to work on the FMATS Facebook page and whoever received the most likes would be “Biker of the Day”. At the end of the week, we created a poll on MySidewalk and had people vote for the “Biker of the Week”. FMATS also tries to maintain public involvement through social media with daily hashtags. #MobilityMonday, #TransformationTuesday, #WednesdayWisdom, #ThrowbackThurdsay, #FuelishFriday, #SafetySaturday and #SelfieSunday. All hashtags are used in posts that are related to transportation and can show off some our previous, current or future projects.

Contact: Alicia Giamichael -Transportation Planner
Fairbanks Metropolitan Area Transportation System
PH: (907) 459-6805

Examples of FMATS social media posts:

screenshot of FMATS MobilityMonday

screenshot of FMATS TransformationTuesday

screenshot of FMATS SundaySelfie