Agenda posted before 4:00 PM, April 27, 2017

Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting

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

May 4, 2017, 10:00 AM
(Estimated duration: 2 hours and 55 minutes, expected ending at 12:55 PM)

Please Note: This meeting will be preceded by a Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Committee meeting beginning at 9:15 AM

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 30, 2017, MPO Meeting Minutes, 2 minutes (to be posted)

8.      Action Item: Work Program for MBTA State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2018 National Transit Database (NTD): Data Collection and Analysis, Andrew Reker, MPO Staff: presentation and discussion of the proposed work to develop estimates of passenger-miles traveled and unlinked trips for various MBTA modes; vote to approve; 5 minutes (posted)

9.      Action Item: Draft Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2018 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), Sandy Johnston, MPO Staff: presentation, discussion, and vote to release the draft UPWP document for a 21-day public review period; 15 minutes (to be posted)

10.   Transit Asset Management and Performance Measurement, Michelle Scott, MPO staff, and Victor Rivas and Satyen Patel, MBTA staff: presentation and discussion of the federal transit asset management requirements, MBTA transit asset management practices, and related activities for MPO performance-based planning and programming; 45 minutes

11.   Core Capacity Constraints Study, Bruce Kaplan and Bill Kuttner, MPO Staff: presentation and discussion of the findings of this study that examined existing and future conditions of the transportation system in the core area of the Boston region and the system’s ability to accommodate future growth; 45 minutes (to be posted)

12.   Fairmount Line Station-Access Analysis, Casey-Marie Claude, MPO Staff: presentation and discussion of the assessment of the areas surrounding five commuter rail stations regarding the bicycle and pedestrian environment and recommendations for improvements; 25 minutes (to be posted)

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

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