NOTE: If you require any accommodations to participate in this meeting or experience technical difficulties during the meeting, please contact Kate White, MPO Staff, at or 857.702.3658.



Agenda posted before 12:00 PM July 10, 2020


Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting

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July 16, 2020, 10:00 AM (Estimated duration: Approximately 2 hours, 15 minutes expected ending at 12:15 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.      Chair’s Report, 1 minutes  

3.      Executive Director’s Report, 3 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 June 11, 2020, MPO Meeting Minutes, 3 minutes (posted)

8.      Action Item: Work Scope, Tobin Bridge Managed Lanes Feasibility Study, Drashti Joshi, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of this work scope to understand the implications of limiting access of one general purpose lane on US 1 over the Tobin Bridge to transit only, transit and high-occupancy vehicle (HOV), or transit and HOV with a reduced HOV toll, 5 minutes (to be posted)




9.      Action Item: Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2021 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), Sandy Johnston, MPO Staff: Presentation, discussion, and vote to endorse, 15 minutes (posted)

10.   Action Item: FFYs 2020–24 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment Five, Matt Genova, MPO Staff: Presentation, discussion, and vote to endorse, 10 minutes (posted)

11.   Action Item: FFYs 2020–24 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment Seven, Matt Genova, MPO Staff: Presentation, discussion, and vote to release for a 21-day public comment period, 10 minutes (to be posted)

12.   Discussion: TIP Project Selection Criteria—Initial Proposed Capacity Management/Mobility Criteria Revisions, Matt Genova and Betsy Harvey, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of proposed revisions to the Capacity Management/Mobility goal area of the TIP criteria, 20 minutes

13.   Discussion: Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Project #608611 (Randolph-Quincy – Replacement and Rehabilitation of the Highway Lighting System at Interstate 93 and Route 24), John Bechard, MassDOT Highway Division: Presentation and discussion of revisions made to MassDOT Project #608611—lighting improvements at the I-93/Route 24 Interchange in the Blue Hills Reservation, 30 minutes

14.   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)