Regional Transportation Advisory Council

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The Regional Transportation Advisory Council (Advisory Council) is an independent group charged with providing public input on transportation planning to the Boston Region MPO. Its membership (pdf) (html) includes municipalities, professional organizations, transportation advocacy groups, neighboring MPOs, and state agencies. The Advisory Council’s monthly meetings provide a forum for broad-based and robust discussions of transportation issues, and are a major avenue for public participation in the MPO’s planning process. The Advisory Council is a voting member of the MPO.

One specific responsibility of the Advisory Council is to review and comment on the MPO’s certification documents: the Long-Range Transportation Plan, the Unified Planning Work Program, and the Transportation Improvement Program. This role is central to the MPO’s federal 3C transportation-planning process , which requires public participation in the development of these key documents. Comment letters to the MPO developed by the Advisory Council can be downloaded by clicking here. Standing and ad hoc committees (pdf) (html) help the Advisory Council develop these letters and study other issues. Please see the Advisory Council’s bylaws (pdf) (html) for more information on the Advisory Council’s structure.

The Advisory Council meets the second Wednesday of each month at 3:00 PM in the State Transportation Building, which is located at 10 Park Plaza, Boston. All meetings are open to the public and are fully accessible. Please visit the website calendar for agendas, minutes, presentations, and other meeting-related documents.

The Advisory Council’s officers for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2016 are Tegin Teich Bennett of Cambridge (Chair) and Mark Sanborn of Massachusetts Bus Association (Vice Chair).

For more information, please contact David Fargen, MPO Staff, at 857.702.3654 or