Agenda posted before 5:00 PM, October 26, 2017

Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting

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

November 2, 2017, 10:00 AM
(Estimated duration: 2 hours, expected ending at 12:00 PM)

Meeting Agenda

1.      Introductions, 2 minutes

2.      Public Comments, 8 minutes

3.      Chair’s Report, 5 minutes

4.      Committee Chairs’ Reports, 1 minute

5.      Regional Transportation Advisory Council Report, 2 minutes

6.      Executive Director’s Report, 5 minutes

7.      Update on MPO Elections for Municipal Representation, Paul Regan, MBTA Advisory Board, and Eric Bourassa, MAPC: report on the election results for four municipal seats to serve on the MPO board for a three-year term; 5 minutes

8.      Action Item: Annual Vice-Chair Election, David Mohler, Chair: nomination and vote to approve; 5 minutes

9.      Action Item: Approval of October 5, 2017, MPO Meeting Minutes, 2 minutes (to be posted)

10.   MPO Staff-Generated Research Topics, Karl Quackenbush, Executive Director, and Sandy Johnston, Betsy Harvey, and Steven Andrews, MPO Staff; presentations on Long-Distance Commuting, Spatial Distribution of Crashes, and Service Planning R-based Omnibus Urban Transit Explorer by the respective staff members; 30 mins.

11.   Even Headways along the Trunk Sections of the MBTA Bus Network, Steven Andrews, MPO Staff: presentation of the review of irregular headways in trunk sections of the MBTA’s bus network in order to explore opportunities to improve passenger wait times; 20 minutes (posted)

12.   MassDOT’s Geographic Information System (GIS) Project Intake Tool (MaPIT), Quinn Molloy, MassDOT: overview of a new web-based application designed to help both state and municipal proponents map, create, and initiate roadway projects; 30 minutes

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

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