Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization

Transportation Planning Certification Review


10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA

October 16 and 17


DAY 1: Tuesday, October 16


8:30 -8:45 Introductions & Opening Remarks


8:45-9:15 Boston Region MPO Showcase (30 min)





9:15-10:45 Metropolitan Planning Process and Key Documents

         Performance-Based Planning and Programming (PBPP)

         Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)

         Congestion Management Process (CMP)

         Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)


10:45-11:00 15-Minute Break


11:00-12:00 Metropolitan Planning Process and Key Documents (cont.)

         Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), Financial Planning & Project Programming


12:00-1:00 Lunch Break


1:00-2:30 Intermodal Transportation Coordination

         Transit Planning (Trains, buses, ferries)

         Active Transportation


2:30-2:45 15-Minute Break


2:45-3:45 Planning Focus Areas

         Automated Vehicles/Connected Vehicles

         Ridesharing (Uber/Lyft, etc.)


3:45-4:00 Wrap up Day 1





DAY 2: Wednesday, October 17


8:30-9:30 Civil Rights & Non-Discrimination

         Environmental Justice


9:30-10:45 MPO Public Participation Process and Outreach

10:45-11:00 15-Minute Break


11:00-12:00 Inter-Agency Agreements

         MPO Organization structure

         RTA involvement

         UZA MOU


12:00-1:00 Lunch Break


1:00-2:15 Environmental Mitigation/Climate Change/Resiliency


2:15-3:15 Planning Focus Areas



3:15-4:00 Wrap-up


6:00 7:30 FHWA and FTA Public Meeting