Agenda posted before 4:00 PM, April 25, 2019

Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting

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

May 2, 2019, 10:00 AM (Estimated duration: Approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes, expected ending at 1:20 PM)

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

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, 10 minutes


7.      Action Item: Approval of March 28, 2019, MPO Meeting Minutes, 1 minute (to be posted)


8.      Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP): Sizing of Investment Programs and Continued Discussion of Major Infrastructure Projects, Anne McGahan, MPO Staff, presentation and discussion of MPO staff’s analysis of and recommendation for the distribution of funding amongst LRTP investment programs. Discussion of the MPO’s policies around investments in major infrastructure projects and lower-cost operations and maintenance projects. The MPO will also begin discussion of specific major infrastructure projects being considered for programming in the LRTP, 60 minutes


9.      Development of the MPO’s Draft Disparate Impact and Disproportionate Burden (DI/DB) Policy, John Gliebe, MPO Staff, presentation and discussion of modeling work that has been conducted to further the development of a draft DI/DB Policy to analyze potential equity impacts of the new LRTP, Destination 2040, 30 minutes


10.   Draft DI/DB Policy, Betsy Harvey, MPO Staff, following presentation and discussion of the modeling work to inform development of the draft DI/DB Policy, MPO Staff will present the proposed draft policy for discussion, 30 minutes (posted)


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




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

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