Agenda posted before 5:00 PM, September 26, 2017

Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting

Bedford Town Hall, Multi-Purpose Room, 10 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA

October 5, 2017, 10:00 AM
(Estimated duration: 1 hour and 50 minutes, expected ending at 11:50 AM)

Following the meeting MPO members are invited to join Rick Reed, Bedford Town Manager, for a tour of MPO-programmed transportation projects in the area.

Meeting Agenda

1.      Introductions, 3 minutes

2.      Welcome Remarks by the Host Municipality: Town of Bedford, 15 minutes

3.      Public Comments, 5 minutes

4.      Chair’s Report, 5 minutes

5.      Committee Chairs’ Reports, 2 minutes

6.      Regional Transportation Advisory Council Report, 3 minutes

7.      Executive Director’s Report, 5 minutes

8.      Action Item: Approval of August 17, 2017, MPO Meeting Minutes, 2 minutes (posted)

9.      Action Item: Work Program for Community Transportation Program Development, Annette Demchur and Andrew Reker, MPO Staff: presentation and discussion of the proposed work to establish an ongoing process for identifying and selecting the most promising project candidates to support under the Community Transportation investment program; 10 minutes (posted)

10.   Action Item: Work Program for Title VI Service Equity Analysis: Methodology Development Phase II, Annette Demchur and Nicholas Hart, MPO Staff: presentation and discussion of the proposed work to continue the development of a method and tool for measuring the potential impacts of a transit service change using the Modified Transit Opportunity Index (MTOI); 10 minutes (posted)

11.   Work Plans and Schedule for Federal Fiscal Year 2018 Certification Activities, Lourenço Dantas, Manager of Certification Activities, MPO Staff: presentation on the various MPO staff activities that support the general operation of the MPO, its 3C process, and development of its certification documents; 15 minutes (posted)

12.   Work Plan and Schedule for Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP): Federal Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019, Anne McGahan, LRTP Program Manager, MPO Staff: presentation on the upcoming work to develop Destination 2040 and associated activities, including advancing the MPO’s performance-based planning and programming (PBPP) practice; 15 minutes (posted)

13.   Outreach Plan for Destination 2040, Jen Rowe, MPO Staff: presentation on the MPO’s proposed public outreach related to the development of the next long-range transportation plan; 15 minutes (to be posted)

14.   Members’ Items, reports and notices by MPO members, including regional concerns and local community issues; 5 minutes

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