Agenda posted before 4:00 PM, September 12, 2019

Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting

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

September 19, 2019, 10:00 AM (Approximate duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes, expected ending at 11:45 AM)

Civil Rights, nondiscrimination, and accessibility information is on page 2.

Meeting Agenda

1.      Introductions, 2 minutes

2.      Public Comments, 10 minutes  

3.      Chair’s Report, 2 minutes  

4.      Committee Chairs’ Reports, 2 minutes

5.      Regional Transportation Advisory Council Report, 3 minutes

6.      Executive Director’s Report, 2 minutes

7.      Action Item: Approval of August 15, 2019, MPO Meeting Minutes, 1 minute (posted)

8.      Action Item: Work Programs for Traffic Analysis and Design Group Studies in Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020, Seth Asante and Chen-Yuan Wang, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of FFY 2020 work programs for Addressing Priority Corridors from the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Needs Assessment;  Addressing Safety, Mobility, and Access on Subregional Priority Roadways; and Safety and Operations Analysis at Selected Intersections. 20 minutes (posted)

9.      Action Item: Coordinated Public Transit–Human Services Transportation Plan, Betsy Harvey, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of the draft Coordinated Public Transit–Human Services Transportation Plan and comments received during the 30-day public review period. Vote to endorse. 15 minutes (to be posted)

10.   MAPC Perfect Fit Parking Research Phase II, Kasia Hart, Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC): Presentation and discussion of phase II of this study to improve the way developers and planners assess parking demand. Information about this research can be found online at 45 minutes

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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