Agenda posted before 4:00 PM, April 13, 2017

Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting

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

April 20, 2017, 10:00 AM
(Estimated duration: 2 hours and 5 minutes, expected ending at 12:05 PM)

Please Note: A Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Committee meeting will follow the conclusion of the MPO meeting, beginning at approximately 12:30 PM

Meeting Agenda

1.      Introductions, 5 minutes

2.      Public Comments, 30 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 16, 2017, MPO meeting minutes, 5 minutes (posted)

8.      Action Item: Federal Fiscal Years (FFYs) 2017–21 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), Draft Amendment 3, Alexandra (Ali) Kleyman, MPO Staff: presentation and discussion of the proposed amendment to the FFYs 201721 highway program element of the current TIP; vote to release the draft TIP amendment for a 21-day public review period; 15 minutes (posted)

9.      Action Item: Draft FFYs 2018–22 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), Ali Kleyman, MPO Staff: overview of materials, discussion, and vote to release the draft TIP document for a 21-day public review period; 30 minutes (posted)

10.   Action Item: Critical Urban and Rural Freight Corridor Designations,
Bill Kuttner, MPO Staff: presentation, discussion, and approval of the staff recommendation for the designation of Critical Urban Freight Corridors (CUFCs) and Critical Rural Freight Corridors (CRFCs) in the Boston region, which MassDOT would incorporate into the statewide freight plan, following a public review and comment period; 15 minutes (posted)

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

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