Agenda posted before 11:00 AM, March 9, 2017

Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting

Conference Rooms 2 and 3, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA

March 16, 2017, 10:00 AM
(Estimated duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes, expected ending at 12:30 PM)

Please Note: A Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Committee meeting will follow the conclusion of the MPO meeting, beginning at approximately 1:00 PM

Meeting Agenda

1.      Introductions, 3 minutes

2.      Public Comments, 10 minutes

3.      Chair’s Report, 5 minutes

4.      Committee Chairs’ Reports, 5 minutes

5.      Regional Transportation Advisory Council Report, 5 minutes

6.      Executive Director’s Report, 5 minutes

7.      Action Item: Approval of March 2, 2017, MPO meeting minutes, 2 minutes (to be posted)

8.      Action Item: Work Program for Title VI Service Equity Analysis: Scenario Testing, Nick Hart, MPO Staff: presentation and discussion of the proposed work to conduct scenario testing to provide further proof of concept of a methodology using the Modified Transit Opportunity Index for conducting Title VI service equity analyses in the MBTA’s service area; vote to approve; 10 minutes (to be posted)

9.      Off-Site MPO Meetings, David Mohler, Chair: discussion of the MPO’s agreed practice to host four meetings a year at locations outside of Boston; 10 minutes

10.   Public Participation Plan, Amendment: Review of Comments, Lourenço Dantas, MPO Staff: presentation and discussion on the comments and feedback received thus far on the proposed amendment to shorten the comment period to 21 days; 30 minutes (to be posted)

11.   Federal Fiscal Years (FFYs) 201822 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Development: Final Evaluation Results and First Tier List of Projects,
Ali Kleyman, MPO Staff: presentation and discussion of the final evaluations of projects under consideration for federal highway funding, including the ranking of the highest scoring projects (First Tier List); presentation of the MPO target funding availability; and the status of current TIP projects; 60 minutes (to be posted)

12.   Members’ Items, reports and notices by MPO members, including regional concerns and local community issues; 5 minutes

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