Metropolitan Area Commuter System (MACS)

Metropolitan Area Commuter System (MACS) Transit is the Fairbanks North Star Borough's fixed-route bus system. The system started in 1977, with two routes serving the Fairbanks urban area. The system has since expanded to serve North Pole, Farmers Loop, the Fairbanks International Airport, and increased routes around Fairbanks. The system now operates eight routes and travels approximately 500,000 miles every year.


MACS Transit not in operation on these holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

Additional Resources

  • Advertise on a Bus (PDF) - Businesses can advertise on the interior and exterior of the buses. This is the only form of outdoor public space advertising allowed in Alaska.
  • General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) (ZIP) - The General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) defines a common format for public transportation schedules and associated geographic information. GTFSdatasets are used in a variety of types of applications, including trip planners such as:
    • Google Maps
    • Mobile applications
    • Timetable generation software
    • Tools for transit planning and operations analysis
    • Oher categories of applications
  • Google Transit - Plan your trip using MACS Transit and Google Maps. Easily get travel directions for your trip, including what bus stops and routes to quickly get to your destination.
  • Real-Time Bus Tracker - Track your bus in real-time, so you’ll never miss a bus again.