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Human ServicesCoordinated Transportation PlanFor the Mat-Su Borough AreaPhase III – 2011-2016Final DraftJanuary 2011

Table of ContentsIntroduction . 3Community Background . 4Coordinated Services Element . 6Coordination Working Group – Members (Table I). 6Inventory of Available Resources and Services (Description of Current Service /Public Transportation) . 7Description of Current Service / Other Transportation (Table II) . 8Assessment of Available Services – Public Transportation (Table III) . 13Human Services Transportation Community Client Referral Form. 16Population of Service Area: . 16Annual Trip Destination Distribution – Current Service: . 19Annual Trip Destination Distribution (Table V) . 19Vehicle Inventory. 20Needs Assessment . 22Mat-Su Borough General Demographics (Table VII). 22Disabilities by Age and Type for the Mat-Su Borough – Census 2000 (Table VIII) 22Mat-Su Borough Household Income in 1999 (Table IX) . 23Mat-Su Borough Household by Type (Table X). 23U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines, 2010 (TableXI) . 24Gaps & Needs in Service (Table XII). 25Strategies & Goals (Table XIII) . 28Priority of Projects . 31Signature Page – Participants . 33References . 33Works Cited. 33Appendix A - Community Client Referral Form . 34Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan for the Mat-Su Borough Area FINAL DRAFT January 2011Page 2 of 36

IntroductionThe intent of this plan is to document evaluation of existing transportation providers,unmet transportation needs and duplications in human service agency and publictransportation service.1 It sets out a plan for coordinating transportation servicesamong participating stakeholders to fulfill the requirements for the United We Rideinitiative and the Federal Transportation Administration’s (FTA) Safe, Accountable,Flexible and Efficient Transportation Equity Act – A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA LU).The following three federal grants are allocated as part of SAFETEA-LU, to addresstransportation needs of lower income persons, the elderly, and individuals withdisabilities:-Transportation for Elderly Individuals and Persons with Disabilities (FTA Section5310)Job Access and Reverse Commute Program (JARC, FTA Section 5316)The New Freedom Initiative (FTA Section 5317)Projects funded through these three federal programs and the Alaska Mental HealthTrust are required to be derived from a locally developed, coordinated plan. Thesefunding programs focus on the needs of transportation disadvantaged persons andthose with special transportation needs that cannot be met through traditional personalautomobile or public transportation means.SAFETEA-LU guidance issued by the Federal Transportation Administration (FTA)indicates that the public transit-human services plan should be a “unified,comprehensive strategy for public transportation service delivery that identifiesthe transportation needs of individuals with disabilities, older adults, andindividuals with limited income, laying out strategies for meeting these needs,and prioritizing services.”2In 1999, a major effort was undertaken among human service transportationorganizations to develop coordinated transportation services in the Matanuska-Susitna(Mat-Su) Borough. A coalition of organizations and agencies led an effective effort thatbrought service providers, agencies, and users together to explore ways in which betterand more cost-effective services could be provided for transportation-dependentresidents through coordination of transportation services.This Plan provides goals and strategies as Phase III for 2011-2016. It represents thethird phase of actions toward advancing coordinated transportation services. Strategiesand actions in the plan coordinate our collective efforts seek to improve transportationaccess.12(Coordinated Public Transit Human Services Transportation Plan Template, 2009)(Federal Register: March 15, 2006 - Volume 71, Number 50, page 134, 2006)Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan for the Mat-Su Borough Area FINAL DRAFT January 2011Page 3 of 36

Community BackgroundLocationThe Mat-Su Borough is comprised of the lush farmlands of the Matanuska and SusitnaValleys, approximately 40 miles northeast of Anchorage. Its current population is 84,314. It lies at approximately 61.600000 North Latitude and -149.100000 WestLongitude. The area encompasses 24,681.5 sq. miles of land and 578.3 sq. miles ofwater. The average temperatures in January range from 6 to 14 F and in July from 47to 67 F. Annual precipitation averages 16.5 inches. 3TransportationThe Mat-Su Borough is connected to other South-Central and Interior Alaskacommunities by both the Glenn and George Parks Highways. Commercial airlines servethe nearby Anchorage International Airport, but a local municipal airport supports privateand chartered services. The Alaska Railroad provides for delivery of ocean freight, andcurrently there are no ferry terminals in the Mat-Su Borough.4There are currently three public transportation providers operating within the Mat-SuBorough. Transportation and transportation assistance is also provided by communityorganizations and governmental agencies. Common travel destinations are related towork (including those who commute from the Mat-Su Valley to Anchorage), medical andlegal appointments, grocery shopping and social related trips. Many people in the MatSu Borough use personal vehicles for transportation, but a growing number of residentsrely on public transportation in addition to the transportation and related supportprovided by community organizations and governmental agencies.Agencies and providers of social services, medical aid, education, employment trainingand specialized transportation for mobility-limited, elderly and low-income individuals filla critical need in our community. A significant number of residents struggle daily toobtain transportation mobility that meets their diverse needs. Mobility is their lifeline foraccess to training, education, medical services, work sites and other communityactivities. Currently there are many agencies and organizations in the Mat-Su Boroughthat serve people with disabilities, elderly and low income citizens and those withspecial support needs.34(Alaska Community Database Community Information Summaries for Mat-Su Borough, 2009)(Alaska Community Database Community Information Summaries for Mat-Su Borough, 2009)Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan for the Mat-Su Borough Area FINAL DRAFT January 2011Page 4 of 36

Map of CommunityFigure 1: Map of Matanuska – Susitna Borough5Figure 2: Map of Matanuska – Susitna Borough (Census)656(Dept. of Labor & Workforce Developement, Census & Geographic Information Network, 2004)Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan for the Mat-Su Borough Area FINAL DRAFT January 2011Page 5 of 36

Coordinated Services ElementCoordination Working Group – Members (Table I)Please Note: This list is comprised of current and previous participants who attended meetings and/or providedinput on the plan and related projects and anticipated new participants. Any exclusion of past or currentparticipants is unintentional and will be correct in the next plan revision or update. See description of CurrentServices for types of transportation and related assistance provided by these organizations and agencies.Access AlaskaMat-Su CollegeAlaska Cab ValleyMat-Su Community Transit (MASCOT)Alaska Family ServicesMat-Su Health Services (MSHS)Alaska Job Corps / PalmerMat-Su Independent TaxiAlaska Mobility CoalitionMat-Su Services for Children & Adults (MSSCA)Big Brothers Big Sisters / Mat-SuMaximus Alaska WorksBoys & Girls Club of South Central AlaskaMid-Valley Senior CenterCCS Early Learning / Head StartMunicipality of Anchorage, People MoverChickaloon Village Traditional Council TransportationNugen’s RanchChugiak Senior Citizens IncOffice of Children’s Services (OCS / SOA)City of Palmer Planning DepartmentPalmer Senior Citizens Center (PSCC)Daybreak Mental Health Coordination ServicesSoaring Eagle TransitDivision of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR /SOA)Spring Planning ServicesDept. of Labor & Workforce Development, State of AlaskaDivision of Public Assistance (DPA / SOA)Dept. of Health & Social Services, State of AlaskaDept. of Health & Social Services, State of AlaskaSunshine TransitHope Community Resources / Mat-SuValley Mover (VM)L-N-L TaxiVPSI (Vanpool)Matanuska-Susitna Borough Planning DepartmentWasilla Chamber of CommerceSpecial Recognition for Human Services Coordinated Transportation Support & Assistance By:Transit Section, Department of Transportation & Public Facilities, State of Alaska (SOA DOT&PF)Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan for the Mat-Su Borough Area FINAL DRAFT January 2011Page 6 of 36

Inventory of Available Resources and Services (Description of CurrentService / Public Transportation)Chickaloon Traditional Council Transportation is a new transportation provider inthe Chickaloon area with connecting service to Palmer, operated by ChickaloonTraditional Council and is anticipated to begin operating routes in early 2011.Mat-Su Community Transit (MASCOT), established in 1999 as a non-profitorganization was the sole public transportation provider in the Mat-Su Valley until 2010.MASCOT currently provides flex and commuter routes; demand response andtransportation for Medicaid Choice Waiver clients. MASCOT also providestransportation assistance through three programs:1) Purple Pass Program: Provides reduced bus fare options for seniors, individuals withdisabilities and low-income persons through support agencies in the Mat-Su Valley,2) Mat-Su Accessible Cabs Program: Provides cab fare assistance for seniors andindividuals with disabilities,3) Taxi to Work Program: Provides job related transportation assistance for seniors,individuals with disabilities and low-income persons.Sunshine Transit was established in March of 2009 by the Sunshine Transit Coalition,under the umbrella of the Sunshine Community Health Center. Current services arefocused on the Talkeetna and Susitna Community and the Sunshine Area. SunshineTransit is pursuing ways to expand current services to meet the needs in the TrapperCreek, Willow and Caswell Lakes areas in addition to connecting/coordinated service toWasilla & Palmer. This includes pursuing funds for planning, mobility management, andfare assistance for passengers in addition to developing secure, continual fundingsources.Valley Mover is a locally owned and operated public non-profit organization establishedin March 2010. It is dedicated to provide prompt and efficient public transportationservices for Mat-Su residents. Current service is primarily directed to the year roundworkday commuter route linking Wasilla and Anchorage to support employment,medical, shopping, recreation, tourism and other rider needs. Valley Mover offers adiscounted monthly pass program and also serves local, state, federal and non-profitagency purposes and serves as a Medicaid Choice Waiver Provider. Future expansionplans are focused to accommodate passenger needs within the Mat-Su core area aswell as potential extended services. The fleet consists of comfortable, 39 passenger,ADA compliant buses providing increased capacity while minimizing air emissions.Soaring Eagle Transit is an established public transportation provider with service inthe Copper River Basin, but also provides connecting service to Chickaloon, Palmer,Sutton and Anchorage. Soaring Eagle Transit coordinates services with MASCOT.Anchorage People Mover is an established public transportation provider operated bythe Municipality of Anchorage and provides fixed route & paratransit services in theAnchorage area. Combined use day & monthly bus passes are available for use onMASCOT & People Mover.Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan for the Mat-Su Borough Area FINAL DRAFT January 2011Page 7 of 36

Description of Current Service / Other Transportation (Table II)In addition to public transportation providers, other organizations / agencies in the Matanuska Susitna Borough providetransportation services and/or support targeted at their individual client populations. These include but are not limited to:Access Alaska / Mat-SuPhone: 907-357-2588Web: www.accessalaska.orgFacilitates fare assistance to clients by distributing bus passes with discountedfares on public transportation.Alaska Family ServicesPhone: (907) 746-4080Web: www.akafs.orgFacilitates fare assistance to clients by distributing bus passes with discountedfares on public transportation. For the Domestic Violence Program, Gas cards areavailable to domestic violence victims to assist in getting to shelter or court. Staffalso provides transportation from the shelter for purposes of group outings and asneeded to assist with access to community programs and services. For the FamilySupport & Preservation Program, transportation support is provided through thedistribution of bus passes and taxi vouchers.Alaska Job Corps Center/ PalmerPhone: (907) 861-8838www.alaska.jobcorps.govProvides shuttle service for their resident and non-resident students to work, homeand college. Provides transportation assistance through purchasing buspasses/punch cards for use on public transit.Boys and Girls Club of South Central AKPhone: (907) 248-5437Web: www.bgcalaska.orgMat-Su Boys & Girls Clubs provides transportation to and from select schools in theWasilla/Palmer area to assist children and youth in accessing programs andservices at the Club.CCS Early Learning / Head StartPhone: (907) 745-4040Web: www.ccsalaska.orgCCS Early Learning owns a fleet of school buses and contracts the driving andmaintenance of these out - currently to First Student. The school buses providetransportation to and from school for students enrolled in the Head Start program.Also, taxi vouchers are utilized to help parents of enrolled children to get to andfrom meetings that are required in the governance aspects of our program.Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan for the Mat-Su Borough Area FINAL DRAFT January 2011Page 8 of 36

Description of Current Service / Other Transportation (Table II)In addition to public transportation providers, other organizations / agencies in the Matanuska Susitna Borough providetransportation services and/or support targeted at their individual client populations. These include but are not limited to:Chugiak Eagle-River Senior CenterPhone: (907) 688-2608www.chugiak.orgProvides meals and transportation for area seniors to medical appointments,shopping, care centers and senior center activities.Daybreak Mental Health ServicesPhone: (907) 746-6019Email: [email protected] fare assistance to clients by distributing bus passes with discountedfares on public transportation.Division of Public AssistanceMat-Su DistrictAlaska Dept. of Health & Social ServicesPhone: (907) 376-3903Web: www. health.hss.state.ak.us/dpaFacilitates fare assistance to clients by distributing bus passes with discountedfares on public transportation.Division of Vocational Rehabilitation /Wasilla BranchAlaska Dept. of Health & Social ServicesPhone: (907) 352-2545Web: www.labor.alaska.gov/dvrWhen funding is available, purchases bus passes punch cards and/or taxi vouchersfor eligible clients according to internal guidelines. Facilitates fare assistance toclients by distributing bus passes with discounted fares on public transportation.Family Promise Mat-SuPhone: (907) 357-6160Web: www.familypromisematsu.orgFacilitates fare assistance to clients by distributing bus passes with discountedfares on public transportation. Awarded grant funding from Mat-Su HealthFoundation in late 2010 to purchase a vehicle to provide transportation to clients inthe program. Also provides gas vouchers for participants to use in personalvehicles.Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan for the Mat-Su Borough Area FINAL DRAFT January 2011Page 9 of 36

Description of Current Service / Other Transportation (Table II)In addition to public transportation providers, other organizations / agencies in the Matanuska Susitna Borough providetransportation services and/or support targeted at their individual client populations. These include but are not limited to:Hope Community ResourcesPhone: (907) 561-5335Web: www.hopealaska.orgProvides transportation for their clients to access the community for work, medicalappointments, and shopping.Mat-Su Borough School DistrictPhone: (907)373-2287Web: www.matsuk12.usProvides trips for students, including those with special needs in K-12 from/to hometo school. Facilitates fare assistance to clients by distributing bus passes withdiscounted fares on public transportation.Mat-Su Activity Respite CenterPhone: (907) 707-1087Web: www.matsu-respite.comFacilitates fare assistance to clients by distributing bus passes with discountedfares on public transportation.Mat-Su Health ServicesPhone: (907) 376-2411Web: www.mshsak.orgProvides transportation for their clients to medical appointments, counselingsessions, and agency activities. Facilitates fare assistance to clients by distributingbus passes with discounted fares on public transportation.Mat-Su Services for Children and Adults(MSSCA)Phone: (907) 352-1200Web: www.mssca.orgProvides transportation for their clients to access the community for work, medicalappointments, and shopping. Facilitates fare assistance to clients by distributingbus passes with discounted fares on public transportation.Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan for the Mat-Su Borough Area FINAL DRAFT January 2011Page 10 of 36

Description of Current Service / Other Transportation (Table II)In addition to public transportation providers, other organizations / agencies in the Matanuska Susitna Borough providetransportation services and/or support targeted at their individual client populations. These include but are not limited to:Mid Valley Senior CenterPhone: (907) 892-6114Web: www.mid-valleyseniors.orgProvides meals and transportation services to seniors in its service area (Big-lake,Houston, Meadow Lakes, Wasilla, Willow, Houston and Big Lake). AcceptsMedicaid Choice Waiver and private payment, passes available at anytime.Transportation to Doctor’s Appointments Monday, Wednesday & Friday from9:00AM to 3:00PM and for shopping on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:00AM to1:30PM. Facilitates fare assistance to clients by distributing bus passes withdiscounted fares on public transportation.MAXIMUS Alaska WorksPhone: (907) 352-2560Web: www.maximus.comFacilitates fare assistance to clients by distributing bus passes with discountedfares on public transportation.Nugen’s RanchPhone: (907) 376-4534Web: www.nugensranchak.orgProvides transportation to and from Mat-Su College, medical & counselingappointments, to and from grocery stores, and pharmacies as well. Facilitates fareassistance to clients by distributing bus passes with discounted fares on publictransportation.Office of Children’s Services (OCS)Alaska Dept. of Health & Social ServicesPhone: (907) 746-8142www.hss.state.ak.us/ocsFacilitates fare assistance to clients by distributing bus passes with discountedfares on public transportation.Palmer Mental Health Court / CoordinatedResources Project (PCRP) / Alaska CourtSystemPhone: (907) 746-8142Facilitates fare assistance to defendants participating in the Mental Health Court bydistributing bus passes with discounted fares on public transportation andpurchasing taxi vouchers for defendants.Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan for the Mat-Su Borough Area FINAL DRAFT January 2011Page 11 of 36

Description of Current Service / Other Transportation (Table II)In addition to public transportation providers, other organizations / agencies in the Matanuska Susitna Borough providetransportation services and/or support targeted at their individual client populations. These include but are not limited to:Palmer Senior Citizens Center (PSCC)Phone: (907) 745-5454Web: www.palmerseniors.orgProvides meals and transportation for area seniors to medical appointments,shopping, care centers and senior center activates. Is a certified Medicaid ChoiceWaiver Transportation Provider. Facilitates fare assistance to clients by distributingbus passes with discounted fares on public transportation.Ready CarePhone: (907) 357-5627Web: www.readycareak.comFacilitates fare assistance to clients by distributing bus passes with discountedfares on public transportation.Wasilla Senior Citizens Inc. (WASI)Phone: (907) 376-3104Web: www.alaskaseniors.comFacilitates fare assistance to clients by distributing bus passes with discountedfares on public transportation. Provides meals for area seniors and coordinatestransportation to medical appointments, shopping, care centers and senior centeractivities.Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan for the Mat-Su Borough Area FINAL DRAFT January 2011Page 12 of 36

Assessment of Available Services – Public Transportation (Table III)PROVIDERCURRENTSCHEDULING /SERVICESMat-Su CommunityTransit (MASCOT) Flex Routes225 W. Riley AveWasilla, Alaska99654-8020 DemandResponse CommuterBus Passes /Punch CardsMedicaid Choice WaiverTransportation (907) 864-5000 - Main(907) 864-5001 SchedulingAssistance Programs &Medicaid Choice Waiver907-864-5006www.matsutransit.comDAYS / HRS OFOPERATIONMonday – Friday(Except ObservedHolidays)VEHICLE TYPES /WHEELCHAIRACCESS(CURRENTLY INSERVICE)Nine (9) Bussesw/bike racksAll Lift EquippedRoutes From:6:00AM – 6:00PMDispatch From:6:00AM – 6:00PMFive (5) Busses w/Two (2) WheelchairCapacityFour (4) Busses w/Scheduling From: One (1) Wheelchair9:30AM – 3:30PM Capacity 2.50 / One Way(Flex Routes) 5.00 / One Way(Demand Response) 3.00 / One Way(Commuter) 6.00 Unlimited Day or 100.00 Monthly PassACCESS ITCURRENTFUNDINGSOURCESFlex Routes &CommuterRoutes:Use ScheduleFTA Grants –Section 5311, 5310,5316, 5317FLAG Stops(Call toschedule PickUps, tell driverabout DropOff’s)American Recoveryand Re-investmentAct of 2009 (ARRA)DemandResponse(Call toSchedule)Purchase of ServiceLocal support fromCity of Wasilla(annual) &Mat-Su Borough(periodic)Donations of Goods& ServicesMASCOT provides Service In: Palmer & Wasilla (Flex), To/From Anchorage (Commuter), & Outlying Areas (Demand Response)Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan for the Mat-Su Borough Area FINAL DRAFT January 2011Page 13 of 36

Assessment of Available Services – Public Transportation (Table III)PROVIDERSunshine Transit(operated by SunshineCommunity HealthCenter)P.O. Box 787Talkeetna, /talkeetna-clinicCURRENTSCHEDULING /SERVICES Flex Route Passes / PunchCards (MultipleRide)DAYS / HRS OFOPERATIONMonday – Friday(Except ObservedHolidays)VEHICLE TYPES /WHEELCHAIRACCESS(CURRENTLY INSERVICE)Three (3) VansRoute From:11:00AM –5:30PM(Winter Hours) 2.00 / One-Way 10.00 / Multiple RidePunch CardACCESS ITCURRENTFUNDINGSOURCESSchedulesAvailable at:TalkeetnaRoadhouse,Flying SquirrelBakery Cafe,Sunshine Clinic,Cubby's, andMoore's.American Recoveryand Re-investmentAct of 2009 (ARRA)Ticket Purchases At:Talkeetna Roadhouse,Sunshine Clinic, FlyingSquirrel Bakery Cafe, orthe Susitna SeniorCenter.Local support: NorthFork Automotive,TalkeetnaBachelor’s SocietyGrantOther Donations ofGoods & ServicesFrom: PrivateIndividuals,Sunshine TransitCoalition MembersSunshine Transit provides Service In: Talkeetna and Susitna Community and the Sunshine Area (Flex Route)Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan for the Mat-Su Borough Area FINAL DRAFT January 2011Page 14 of 36

Assessment of Available Services – Public Transportation (Table III)PROVIDERValley Mover8336 W Parks HwyWasilla Alaska 99654907-892-8800 (Main)F 907-892-8801 (Fax)CURRENTSCHEDULING /SERVICES CommuterRoutes DemandResponse Bus Passes /Punch Cardswww.valleymover.org Medicaid ChoiceWaiverTransportationDAYS / HRS OFOPERATIONMonday – Friday(Except ObservedHolidays)VEHICLE TYPES /WHEELCHAIRACCESS(CURRENTLY INSERVICE)4 Busses3 w/bike racksACCESS ITCURRENTFUNDINGSOURCESCommuterRoutes:Use SchedulePrivate Donations &Operational Supportfrom Tew’s Inc.All Lift EquippedRoutes From:5:00AM – 8:15PMDispatch From:5:00AM – 7:00PM4 # of Two (2)Wheel ChairCapacityDemandResponse:Call for ServiceTo/From theChugiak - EagleRiver AreaDonations of Goods& Services:United WayInlet Petroleum 5.00 Round Trip (Anchorage/ER/Chugiak)or 10.00 Round Trip or (Wasilla/Anchorage) 100.00 Unlimited Monthly Pass*TransBen Federal Transportation VouchersAccepted*Valley Mover Service: Routes start at Mile 50 Parks Highway, go through Wasilla to Anchorage and back (Commuter), includingsome connecting service to the Chugiak-Eagle River (Demand Response).Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan for the Mat-Su Borough Area FINAL DRAFT January 2011Page 15 of 36

Human Services Transportation Community Client Referral FormThis form is a required element of the coordinated plan and is provided as Appendix A.During 2011, the form will be distributed to agencies willing to participate in a pilotprogram to put the form in use, develop the related process and provide feedback to theTransit Section (SOA / DOT&PF).Population of Service Area:The population of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough is currently estimated at 84,3147 bythe State of Alaska, Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development(SOA / DCCED).Communities located within the borough include: Big Lake, Buffalo Soapstone, Butte,Chase, Chickaloon, Farm Loop, Fishhook, Gateway, Glacier View, Houston, Knik River,Knik-Fairview, Lake Louise, Lakes, Lazy Mountain, Meadow Lakes, Palmer, Petersville,Point MacKenzie, Skwentna, Susitna, Sutton-Alpine, Talkeetna, Tanaina, TrapperCreek, Wasilla, and Willow.8 The following table shows populations for thesecommunities.Population of Communities in the Matanuska Susitna Borough (Table IV)9Community Name / Area Description / Estimated Population2009 SOA / DCCED Certified Population , *2009 SOA / DCCED Not Certified Population, *2008 “ “ “ Not Certified Population789Big LakeBig Lake is a community on the shore of Big Lake, 13 miles southwest of Wasilla,in the Chugach Mountains. It lies adjacent to Houston and Knik-Fairview.3,331BuffaloSoapstoneBuffalo Soapstone is located on Moose Creek Road, directly north of Palmer andFarm Loop, west of the Glenn Highway. It lies west of Moose Creek and BuffaloCreek.738*ButteButte is located south of Palmer in the Mat-Su Borough, between mile 9 and mile16 of the Old Glenn Highway. It lies at the foot of Bodenberg Butte, east of aMatanuska River, 42 miles north of Anchorage.3,255ChaseChase is located on the east bank of the Susitna River, 9 air miles north ofTalkeetna in the Mat-Su Borough. It lies approximately 125 miles from Anchorage,at mile 236 of the Alaska Railroad. There is no road access.35**ChickaloonThe unincorporated community of Chickaloon is located within the MatanuskaSusitna Borough, northeast of the community of Sutton. Its western boundary is inthe vicinity of the Kings River (mile 66.4 on the Glenn Highway), and its easternboundary is in the vicinity of Purinton Creek.277*(Alaska Community Database Community Information Summaries for Mat-Su Borough, 2009)(Alaska Community Database Community Information Summaries for Mat-Su Borough, 2009)(Alaska Community Database Community Information Summaries for Mat-Su Borough, 2009)Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan for the Mat-Su Borough Area FINAL DRAFT January 2011Page 16 of 36

Population of Communities in the Matanuska Susitna Borough (Table IV)9Community Name / Area Description / Estimated Population2009 SOA / DCCED Certified Population , *2009 SOA / DCCED Not Certified Population, *2008 “ “ “ Not Certified PopulationFarm LoopFarm Loop is located in the center of the lush farmlands of the Matanuska Valley,about 42 miles northeast of Anchorage, off the Glenn Highway. It is just north ofPalmer, off of Farm Loop Road and Willow-Fishhook Road.1,313FishookFishhook is northwest of Palmer and north of Lakes and Farm Loop. The areadeveloped off of the Wasilla-Fishhook Road and Fishhook-Willow Road, the latterof which becomes Hat

Access Alaska Mat-Su College Alaska Cab Valley Mat-Su Community Transit (MASCOT) Alaska Family Services Mat-Su Health Services (MSHS) Alaska Job Corps / Palmer Mat-Su Independent Taxi Alaska Mobility Coalition Mat-Su Services for Children & Adults (MSSCA) . Mat-Su Community Transit (MASCOT), established in 1999 as a non-profit