Agenda posted before 4:00 PM, October 11, 2018



Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting

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

October 18, 2018, 10:00 AM
(Estimated duration: 2 hours, expected ending at 12:00 PM)

Civil Rights, nondiscrimination, and accessibility information is on page 3.

Meeting Agenda

1.      Introductions, 3 minutes

2.      Public Comments, 2 minutes

3.      Chair’s Report, 1 minute 

4.      Committee Chairs’ Reports, 1 minute

5.      Regional Transportation Advisory Council Report, 2 minutes

6.      Executive Director’s Report, 15 minutes

7.      Action Item: Approval of August 16, 2018, MPO Meeting Minutes, 1 minute (to be posted)

8.      Action Item: National Highway System (NHS) Travel Reliability and Freight Movement Performance Targets, Michelle Scott, MPO Staff, and Bryan Pounds, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT): presentation, discussion, and vote to adopt a proposed set of performance targets for NHS travel reliability and freight movement; 45 minutes (to be posted)

9.      Draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Community Transportation Program Development and Administration, Sandy Johnston, MPO Staff: presentation and discussion of the development of the Community Transportation funding program in the TIP; 30 minutes (to be posted)

10.   Final Draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Boston, Massachusetts—New Hampshire—Rhode Island Urbanized Area (UZA), Bryan Pounds, MassDOT: presentation and discussion of the development of the final draft UZA MOU; 15 minutes (posted)



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


Meeting materials are posted on the MPO’s meeting calendar webpage at

Times reflect the expected duration of each item and do not constitute a schedule.


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