NOTE: If you require any accommodations in order to participate or experience technical difficulties during the meeting, please contact Stella Jordan, MPO Staff, at sjordan@ctps.org or 857.702.8675.

Agenda updated at 4:00 PM, March 13, 2023

Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting

March 16, 2023, 10:00 AM (Estimated duration: 2 hours and 44 minutes, expected ending at 12:44 PM)

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

Please note:     This meeting will be followed by a Unified Planning Work Program Committee meeting beginning at approximately 1:00 PM.

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Meeting Agenda

1.      Introductions, 5 minutes  

2.      Chair’s Report, 2 minutes

3.      Executive Director’s Report, 5 minutes  

4.      Public Comments, 20 minutes  

5.      Committee Chairs’ Reports, 5 minutes

6.      Regional Transportation Advisory Council Report, 2 minutes

7.      Action Item: February 16, 2023, MPO Meeting Minutes: Vote to approve the February 16, 2023, MPO meeting minutes, 5 minutes (posted)

8.      Action Item: Transit Safety Performance Targets, Sam Taylor, MPO Staff and Michael Catsos, MBTA: Presentation, discussion, and vote to endorse the transit safety performance targets, 30 minutes (posted)

9.      Discussion: Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Investment Program Proposals, Bradley Putnam, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of investment programs to include in the LRTP, 25 minutes (posted)

10.   Discussion: Federal Fiscal Years (FFYs) 2024–28 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Preliminary Project Programming Scenarios,* Ethan Lapointe, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of FFYs 2024–28 TIP preliminary project programming scenarios, 60 minutes (to be posted)

11.   Members’ Items: Reports and notices by MPO members, including regional concerns and local community issues, 5 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*The MBTA, Cape Ann Transportation Authority (CATA), and MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA), which are Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307(c) applicants, have consulted with the MPO and concur that the public involvement process adopted by the MPO for the development of the TIP satisfies the public hearing requirements that pertain to the development of the Program of Projects for regular Section 5307, Urbanized Area Formula Program, grant applications, including the provision for public notice and the time established for public review and comment.

Meeting materials are posted on the MPO’s meeting calendar webpage at ctps.org/calendar/month.

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 MPO staff to request these services. See below for contact information.

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 http://www.bostonmpo.org/mpo_non_discrimination. 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
civilrights@ctps.org

By Telephone:
857.702.3700 (voice)

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