Agenda posted before 4:00 PM, January 11, 2018

Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting

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

January 18, 2018, 10:00 AM
(Estimated duration: 2 hour and 25 minutes, expected ending at 12:25 PM)

Meeting Agenda

1.      Introductions, 1 minute

2.      Public Comments, 5 minutes

3.      Chairs Report, 5 minutes

4.      Committee Chairs Reports, 1 minute

5.      Regional Transportation Advisory Council Report, 1 minute

6.      Executive Directors Report, 5 minutes

7.      Action Item: Approval of MPO Meeting Minutes, 2 minutes

a.      November 16, 2017, Meeting Minutes (posted)

b.      December 7, 2017, Meeting Minutes (posted)

8.      Action Item: Draft Federal Fiscal Years (FFYs) 201822 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment 2, Alexandra (Ali) Kleyman, MPO Staff: review of public comments on the proposed amendment to the transit program; vote to approve; 10 minutes (to be posted)

9.      Action Item: Draft FFYs 201822 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment 3, Alexandra (Ali) Kleyman, MPO Staff: presentation and discussion of proposed amendments to the highway program; vote to release the draft TIP amendment for public review; 15 minutes (to be posted)

10.   Proposed Calendar Year 2018 Highway Safety Targets for the Boston Region, Michelle Scott, MPO Staff, and Bryan Pounds, MassDOT: presentation, discussion, and possible adoption of the proposed set of federally required performance targets pertaining to highway safety for the Boston region; 50 minutes (posted)

11.   Bicycle Network Gaps: Feasibility Evaluation, Casey-Marie Claude, MPO Staff: presentation of the study investigating three high-priority gaps in the regions bicycle network: Cambridges Central Square, the Sudbury Aqueduct in Framingham, and the Massachusetts Central Rail Trail (MCRT) in Waltham; 20 minutes (posted)

12.   Low-Cost Improvements to Express-Highway Bottleneck Locations, Seth Asante, MPO Staff: presentation and discussion of the results of this study to identify low-cost improvements that will help reduce congestion at bottleneck locations on Interstate 95 in Lexington; Interstate 93 in Woburn and Reading; and Route 24 in Randolph, Canton, and Stoughton; 25 minutes (posted)

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

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