Agenda posted before 1:00 PM, January 25, 2018

Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting

Conference Rooms 2 and 3, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA

February 1, 2018, 10:00 AM
(Estimated duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes, expected ending at 12:45 PM)

Please Note: This meeting will be preceded by a Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Committee meeting beginning at 9:00 AM.

Meeting Agenda

1.      Introductions, 2 minutes

2.      Public Comments, 10 minutes

3.      Chairs Report, 5 minutes

4.      Committee Chairs Reports, 2 minutes

5.      Regional Transportation Advisory Council Report, 1 minute

6.      Executive Directors Report, 5 minutes

7.      Action Item: Calendar Year 2018 Highway Safety Targets for the Boston Region, Michelle Scott, MPO Staff: continued discussion and expected adoption of the proposed set of federally required highway safety performance targets for the Boston region; 20 minutes (posted)

8.      Federal Fiscal Years (FFYs) 201923 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Development: Draft Project Evaluation Results, Alexandra (Ali) Kleyman, MPO Staff: presentation of results of TIP roadway project evaluations; 40 minutes (to be posted)

9.      Promising Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction Strategies for the Boston Region, Bruce Kaplan, MPO Staff: presentation of the results of this effort to identify cost-effective strategies employed by other transportation agencies and MPOs in order to inform the Boston Region MPOs investment decisions and planning processes as it works towards achieving emission reduction goals; 25 minutes (posted)

10.   Safety Effectiveness of Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Programs: Progress and Opportunities, Casey-Marie Claude and Bill Kuttner, MPO Staff: presentation of a review of the effectiveness of selected SRTS-related infrastructure projects in the region and suggested future analytical, program, and infrastructure-related SRTS efforts; 25 minutes (posted)

11.   Addressing Priority Corridors from the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Needs Assessment: Route 138 Priority Corridor Study, Seth Asante, MPO Staff: presentation of the set of improvements to transform Route 138 in Canton into a pedestrian- and bicyclist-friendly roadway, while serving all modes of transportation and maintaining regional travel capacity; 25 minutes (posted)

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

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