Agenda posted before 5:00 PM, July 22, 2021
TIP Project Cost Ad Hoc Committee Meeting
July 29, 2021, 10:00 AM (Estimated duration: 1.5 hours, expected ending at 11:30 AM)
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Civil Rights, nondiscrimination, and accessibility information is on page 2.
2. Public Comments
3. Action Item: Summary of the June 3, 2021, meeting, Kate White, MPO Staff: Approval of this meeting summary (posted)
4. Discussion of Initial Draft Programming Policies, Matt Genova, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of an initial outline of policy recommendations for addressing Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) project cost increases
5. Discussion of Potential Areas for Further Exploration, Matt Genova, MPO Staff: Presentation on miscellaneous topics that have arisen in previous committee meetings and discussion of whether these elements should be included in a draft policy recommendation
6. Discussion of Next Steps for the TIP Project Cost Ad Hoc Committee, Eric Bourassa, Chair: Discussion of next steps for advancing draft policy recommendations for consideration by the full MPO board at a later date
7. Members Items: Reports and notices by MPO members, including regional concerns and local community issues
8. Next Meeting: The committee will confirm the date and timing of the next meeting.
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Title VI Specialist, Boston
Region MPO, 10 Park Plaza, Suite 2150, Boston, MA 02116
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