Revised agenda posted before 12:00 PM, March 3, 2020

Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting

Transportation Board Room, 2nd Floor, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA

March 5, 2020, 10:00 AM (Estimated duration: Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes, expected ending at 12:20 PM)

Please note:      This meeting will be preceded by a meeting of the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Committee beginning at 9:00 AM.

Civil Rights, nondiscrimination, and accessibility information is on page 3.

Meeting Agenda

1.      Introductions, 2 minutes  

2.      Public Comments, 20 minutes  

3.      Chair’s Report, 2 minutes  

4.      Committee Chairs’ Reports, 2 minutes

5.      Regional Transportation Advisory Council Report, 2 minutes

6.      Executive Director’s Report, 5 minutes

7.      Action Item: Approval of February 6, 2020, MPO Meeting Minutes, 1 minute (to be posted)

8.      Action Item: Work Scope for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Project Impacts: Before-and-After Evaluation, Mark Abbott, MPO staff: This study will measure, to the extent practicable, the transportation, safety, and related benefits for a sample of constructed TIP projects, 5 minutes (posted)

9.      Action Item: Work Scope for Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Commuter Rail Neighborhood Maps, Ken Dumas, MPO staff: Presentation of the work scope to create neighborhood maps for Keolis-selected MBTA commuter rail stations, 5 minutes (posted)

10.   Addressing Transportation Equity in the Clean Air and Sustainable Communities Goal Area, Betsy Harvey, MPO staff: Presentation and discussion about proposed transportation equity project scoring criteria as it relates to the MPO’s Clean Air and Sustainable Communities goal, 25 minutes

Break, 5 minutes

11.   FFY 2021–25 TIP Funding and Project Readiness Update, Matt Genova, MPO staff: Presentation and discussion of FFYs 2021–25 TIP funding levels and readiness updates on currently programmed projects, 45 minutes

12.   Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Capital Planning Process Update, Samantha Silverberg, MBTA staff: Presentation on an overview of the MBTA Capital Investment Plan development process and its relationship to the TIP, 15 minutes (to be posted)

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


Meeting materials are posted on the MPO’s meeting calendar webpage at

Times reflect the expected duration of each item and do not constitute a schedule.

Meeting locations are accessible to people with disabilities and are near public transportation. Upon request (preferably two weeks in advance of the meeting), every effort will be made to provide accommodations such as assistive listening devices, materials in accessible formats and in languages other than English, and interpreters in American Sign Language and other languages. Please contact the MPO staff at 857.702.3700 (voice), 617.570.9193 (TTY), 617.570.9192 (fax), or

The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) operates its programs, services, and activities in compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and related statutes and regulations. Title VI prohibits discrimination in federally assisted programs and requires that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin (including limited English proficiency), be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity that receives federal assistance. Related federal nondiscrimination laws administered by the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, or both, prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, sex, and disability. The Boston Region MPO considers these protected populations in its Title VI Programs, consistent with federal interpretation and administration. In addition, the Boston Region MPO provides meaningful access to its programs, services, and activities to individuals with limited English proficiency, in compliance with U.S. Department of Transportation policy and guidance on federal Executive Order 13166.

The Boston Region MPO also complies with the Massachusetts Public Accommodation Law, M.G.L. c 272 sections 92a, 98, 98a, which prohibits making any distinction, discrimination, or restriction in admission to, or treatment in a place of public accommodation based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or ancestry. Likewise, the Boston Region MPO complies with the Governor's Executive Order 526, section 4, which requires that all programs, activities, and services provided, performed, licensed, chartered, funded, regulated, or contracted for by the state shall be conducted without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, disability, veteran's status (including Vietnam-era veterans), or background.

A complaint form and additional information can be obtained by contacting the MPO or at To request this information in a different language or in an accessible format, please contact

Title VI Specialist, Boston Region MPO, 10 Park Plaza, Suite 2150, Boston, MA 02116,, 857.702.3700 (voice), 617.570.9193 (TTY)