Regional Transportation Advisory Council Meeting
Zoom Video Conferencing Platform: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85257602010
January 13, 2021, 2:30 PM
(Estimated duration: One hour and 45 minutes, expected ending at 4:15 PM)
1. Introductions, 5 minutes (2:30 PM), Len Diggins, Chair
2. Chairs Report, 5 minutes (2:35 PM), L. Diggins, Chair
3. Approval of November 13, 2019, December 11, 2019, and January 8, 2020, Meeting Minutes, 5 minutes (2:40 PM), L. Diggins, Chair (Minutes posted to MPO Website Calendar before meeting)
4. Old Business, New Business, and Member Announcements, 5 minutes (2:45 PM)
5. Destination 2040 Needs Assessment Discussion, 15 minutes (2:50 PM), L. Diggins, Chair, discussion of Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 of the Needs Assessment for the current Long-Range Transportation Plan for the Boston Region
6. Shared Winter Streets and Spaces, 35 minutes (3:05 PM), Kate Fichter, Assistant Secretary for Policy Coordination, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), presentation and discussion of MassDOTs Shared Winter Streets and Spaces Grant Program
7. Comments from the Executive Director of Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS), 35 minutes (3:40 PM), Tegin Teich, Executive Director, discussion of the Boston Region MPO and CTPS
8. Adjourn (4:15 PM)
Agenda posted before 8:00 PM, January 6, 2021.
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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.
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Title VI Specialist