Agenda posted before 4:00 PM, April 9, 2020

Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting

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April 16, 2020, 10:00 AM (Estimated duration: Approximately 2 hours, expected ending at 12:00 PM)

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

Meeting Agenda

1.      Introductions, 2 minutes  

2.      Chair’s Report, 2 minutes  

3.      Executive Director’s Report, 5 minutes

4.      Public Comments, 10 minutes  

5.      Committee Chairs’ Reports, 2 minutes

6.      Regional Transportation Advisory Council Report, 2 minutes

7.      Action Item: Approval of March 5, 2020, and March 19, 2020, MPO Meeting Minutes, 1 minute (to be posted)

8.      Action Item: Work Scope for the MPO Freight Program, Bill Kuttner, MPO staff: Presentation, discussion, and vote to approve the MPO freight program for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2020, 5 minutes (posted)

9.      Action Item: Work Scope for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Bus Shelter Maps, Ken Dumas, MPO staff: Presentation, discussion, and vote to approve the work scope to create route maps for bus shelters on high-ridership MBTA bus routes, 5 minutes (posted)

10.   Update on Successful Shuttle Program, Andrew Clark, MPO Staff: Update on the Unified Planning Word Program study, Operating a Successful Shuttle Program, 15 minutes

11.   Summary of the Decisions Made at the March 26, 2020, MPO Meeting, Matt Genova, MPO Staff: Presentation of decisions that were made regarding the FFY 2020–24 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment Three, and FFY 2021–25 TIP, 15 minutes

12.   FFYs 2021–25 TIP Highway Element: Statewide Projects, John Bechard, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), Deputy Chief Engineer of Project Development: Presentation and discussion of MassDOT’s process for selecting statewide programs and projects to be programmed in the FFYs 2021–25 TIP, 25 minutes

13.   FFYs 2021–25 TIP Transit Element: MBTA Projects in the TIP, Samantha Silverberg, MBTA staff: Presentation and recap of the FFYs 2020–24 MBTA projects programmed in the current TIP, and a preview of projects anticipated to be programmed in the FFYs 2021–25 TIP, 15 minutes

14.   FFYs 2021–25 TIP Transit Element: Regional Transit Authorities’ Capital Planning Process, Joy Glynn, MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) staff: An overview of the development process for the MWRTA Capital Investment Plan and its relationship to the TIP, 10 minutes

15.   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.

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)