Agenda posted before 4:00 PM, January 31, 2019




Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting

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

February 7, 2019, 10:00 AM
(Estimated duration: 2 hours and 40 minutes, expected ending at 12:40 PM)

Civil Rights, nondiscrimination, and accessibility information is on page 2.

Meeting Agenda

1.      Introductions, 1 minute

2.      Public Comments, 5 minutes

3.      Chair’s Report, 1 minute 

4.      Committee Chairs’ Reports, 2 minutes

5.      Regional Transportation Advisory Council Report, 3 minutes

6.      Executive Director’s Report, 2 minutes

7.      Action Item: Approval of December 20, 2018, MPO Meeting Minutes, 1 minute (posted)

8.      Action Item: Proposed Calendar Year 2019 Roadway Safety Targets, Michelle Scott, MPO Staff: Presentation, discussion, and expected adoption of this next set of federally required performance targets pertaining to roadway safety; 25 minutes (posted)

9.      MPO Public Participation Plan Revisions, Karl Quackenbush, MPO Executive Director: Presentation and discussion of proposed revisions and updates to the MPO’s Public Participation Plan; 10 minutes (posted)

10.   FFYs 2020-24 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP): Initial Project Evaluations, Matt Genova, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of the initial project scores for all projects being considered for funding in the FFYs 2020-24 TIP; 25 minutes (to be posted)

11.   Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP): Universe of Investment Programs, Anne McGahan, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of existing and potential new capital investment programs for the MPO to consider during the development of the new LRTP, Destination 2040; 45 minutes (posted)  

12.   Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s (MAPC) Multimodal Mobility Planning Study Updates, MAPC Staff, as listed; 30 minutes

a.      David Loutzenheiser, MAPC Senior Transportation Planner: Update on LandLine regional trail network

b.     Kasia Hart, MAPC Transportation Policy and Planning Specialist: Update on dockless bike-share system and planning for electric scooters

c.      Travis Pollack, MAPC Senior Transportation Planner: Update on mobility efforts in the North Shore Task Force and Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination (MAGIC) subregions

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


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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 the MPO staff at 857.702.3700 (voice), 617.570.9193 (TTY), 617.570.9192 (fax), or

The MPO complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal and state nondiscrimination statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. The MPO does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin (including limited English proficiency), religion, creed, gender, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran’s status (including Vietnam-era veterans), or background. Any person who believes herself/himself or any specific class of persons to have been subjected to discrimination prohibited by Title VI, ADA, or another nondiscrimination statute or regulation may, herself/himself or via a representative, file a written complaint with the MPO. Complaints filed under federal law (based on race, color, national origin [including limited English proficiency], sex, age, or disability) must be filed no later than 180 calendar days after the date the person believes the discrimination occurred. Complaints filed under Massachusetts General Law (based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or ancestry) or Governor's Executive Order 526, section 4 (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) must be filed no later than 300 calendar days after the date the person believes the discrimination occurred. A complaint form and additional information can be obtained by contacting the MPO (see above) or at


The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (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 Transportation Improvement Program 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.