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Advisory Council Elections on October 14

The Regional Transportation Advisory Council will meet on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, to elect a new chair and vice chair. The meeting will begin at 3:00 PM in Conference Room 4 of the State Transportation Building, Ten Park Plaza, Boston.

MPO Elections in October

The Boston Region MPO is accepting nominations for candidates to fill four of the 12 elected municipal seats on the MPO’s board, for a three-year term. Nominations are due October 2; and the election will be held on October 29.

Boston Region Transportation Plans Finalized

The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has approved three transportation-planning documents: the new Long-Range Transportation Plan, Charting Progress to 2040; the federal fiscal years (FFYs 2016–20) Transportation Improvement Program (TIP); and the FFY 2016 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP).

Pedestrian Signal-Phasing Report Released

The Boston Region MPO released findings of a study of the practices and guidelines that the region’s municipalities use to determine when to employ either exclusive or concurrent pedestrian signal-phasing timing. Exclusive phasing allows pedestrians to cross an intersection in all directions while traffic is stopped. Concurrent phasing allows pedestrians to cross in one direction while vehicles move parallel to them. The report recommends improvements for pedestrian safety at signalized intersections.