Metropolitan Area Commuter System

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Metropolitan Area Commuter System, or MACS, is the public transit system serving the city of Fairbanks, Alaska. It is operated by Fairbanks-North Star Borough.

History

  • Established in 1977.

Routes

Maps & schedules
Note: Bus service does not run on Sundays, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

  • Black Line (Mon-Fri, morning and afternoon rush-hour only) - Transit Center to Salchaket Road House
  • Blue Line - Transit Center → Walmart → College Rd & Diane Ave → Aurora Dr & Tamarack St → UAF Wood Center → Fred Meyer West → Pioneer Park → 2nd Ave & Lathrop St → and Shoppers Forum → Transit Center
  • Brown Line - Transit Center → C St & Eureka Ave → Bentley Mall → Walmart → Transit Center
  • Gold Line - Transit Center → Arctic Light Elementary School → PX and Commissary → Last Frontier Community Activity Center → PX and Commissary → Bassett Community Hospital → Transit Center
  • Green Line - Transit Center → Old Richardson Hwy & S Cushman St → McPeaks → Badger & Nordale Rds → North Pole Plaza → North Pole Library → Santa Claus House → Badger & Nordale Rds → McPeaks → Transit Center
  • Grey Line (Mon-Fri) - Fred Meyer East to UAF Wood Center
  • Orange Line (Mon-Fri) - Transit Center to Fred Meyer West
  • Purple Line - Transit Center → Lakeview Terrace RV Park → Interior Community Health Center → Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center → and Fairbanks Memorial Hospital → Transit Center
  • Red Line - Transit Center → Shoppers Forum → Fred Meyer West → University Ave & Sandvik St → UAF Wood Center → Aurora Dr & Tamarack St → and Mt. McKinley Bank → Transit Center
  • Yellow Line - Fred Meyer West → Fairbanks International Airport → UAF Wood Center → Amherst Dr & Chena Pump Rd → and UAF Wood Center → Fred Meyer West

Fares

Current

Facilities

Garage/Office

  • Address: 3175 Peger Rd., Fairbanks, AK 99709
  • E-mail: transportation@fnsb.us
  • Phone:
    • Director: (907) 459-1002
    • Information: (907) 459-1011

Transit Fleet

Active

Fleet
Number
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
71-74 2007 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400
75-79, 710 2007 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G27E102R2)
Cummins ISL Allison B400
141-143 2014 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400
T12-08 2003 Ford/StarTrans E-450/Senator Ford Triton V10 6.8L Ford 4-Speed Auto OD
  • Ex-?
  • Used on the Grey Line.
T144-13 2001 Ford/StarTrans E-450/Senator Ford Triton V10 6.8L Ford 4-Speed Auto OD Used on the Black Line.

Retired Roster

This roster is incomplete.

Fleet
Number
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1999 Ford/Collins E-350/? 2 units
115 2003 DBNA SLF229
810-817 7/1981 Gillig Phantom 35'
(3596T6V92)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-740 811 was spotted for sale (along with 943 & 944) circa 2010.[1]
941-948 7-8/1994 Gillig Phantom 30'
(3096TBS50)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R See series page for detailed disposition info

External Links

References

  • Adam Barth, Transportation Manager of Metropolitan Area Commuter System