NOTE: If you require any accommodations in order to participate or experience technical difficulties during the meeting, please contact Rσisνn Foley, MPO Staff, at or 857.702.3704.

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

Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting

October 15, 2020, 10:00 AM (Estimated duration: Approximately 2 hours, 10 minutes, expected ending at 12:10 PM)

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

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Meeting Agenda

1.      Introductions, 5 minutes  

2.      Chair’s Report, 5 minutes  

3.      Executive Director’s Report, 5 minutes

4.      Public Comments, 10 minutes  

5.      Committee Chairs’ Reports, 5 minutes

6.      Regional Transportation Advisory Council Report, 5 minutes

7.      Action Item: Approval of September 3, 2020, MPO Meeting Minutes, 5 minutes (to be posted)

8.      Discussion: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Prioritization Approach for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2022 Service Changes, Samantha Silverberg, MBTA and Laurel Paget-Seekins, MBTA: Presentation of the MBTA’s financial scenario, guiding principles, and prioritization approach for SFY 2022 service changes, 60 minutes (to be posted)

9.      Action Item: Work Scope, Service Equity and Environmental Analyses for SFY 2022 MBTA Service Changes, Steven Andrews, MPO Staff: Presentation, discussion, and vote to approve the work scope to support the MBTA in conducting the required Title VI service equity and environmental analyses for planned SFY 2022 service changes, 5 minutes (posted)

10.   Action Item: Work Scope, Service Equity Analysis for the Green Line Extension Service, Steven Andrews, MPO Staff: Presentation, discussion, and vote to approve the work scope to support the MBTA in conducting the required Title VI service equity analysis for the planned Green Line Extension, 5 minutes (posted)

11.   Action Item: Work Scope, Green Line Corridor Transformation Study, Bruce Kaplan, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of this work scope to assess the feasibility, utility, and cost of various improvement, consolidation, and extension scenarios for the Green Line surface branches, 5 minutes (posted)

12.   Action Item: Work Scope, Future of the Curb, Phase 2, Paul Christner, MPO Staff: Presentation, discussion, and vote to approve the work scope to develop a guidebook for municipalities interested in planning and implementing curb management strategies based on the findings of Phase 1 of this study, and the experiences of municipalities in the Boston region, 5 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.

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)