Agenda posted before 4:00 PM, September 26, 2019

Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting

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

October 3, 2019, 10:00 AM (Approximate duration: 2 hours, expected ending at 12:00 PM)

Please note: This meeting will be proceeded by a meeting of the Unified Planning Work Program Committee beginning at 9:00 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, 2 minutes

6.      Executive Director’s Report, 2 minutes

7.      Action Item: Approval of August 29, 2019, MPO Meeting Minutes, 1 minute (posted)

8.      Action Item: Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020 Certification Activities Work Plans, Ali Kleyman, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of the FFY 2020 work plans for 3C Planning and MPO Support, the Long-Range Transportation Plan, the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), the Unified Planning Work Program, the Transportation Equity Program, the Performance Based Planning and Programming Program, and Air Quality Conformity work, 10 minutes (to be posted)

9.      TIP Project Evaluation Criteria Revisions Update, Matt Genova, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of current updates to staff’s work to reorganize and revise the TIP project evaluation criteria, 30 minutes

10.   FFYs 2021–25 TIP Development Schedule, Matt Genova, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of staff’s draft TIP development schedule and the next steps for TIP outreach, 15 minutes

11.   Review of Critical Urban Freight Corridors: Crossing Mystic River, Bill Kuttner, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of this report examining traffic flows of heavy vehicles on the corridor between Route 99 in Everett and at the Charlestown and Gilmore Bridges, 20 minutes (to be posted)

12.   Reverse Commute, Bradley Putnam, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of this report examining reverse commuting in the Boston Region, 20 minutes (posted)

13.   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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