Agenda posted before 4:00 PM, November 9, 2018



Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting

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

November 15, 2018, 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 3.

Meeting Agenda

1.      Introductions, 2 minutes

2.      Public Comments, 15 minutes

3.      Chair’s Report, 1 minute 

4.      Committee Chairs’ Reports, 1 minute

5.      Regional Transportation Advisory Council Report, 3 minutes

6.      Executive Director’s Report, 2 minutes

7.      Action Item: Approval of October 4, 2018, MPO Meeting Minutes, 1 minute (to be posted)

8.      Action Item: Work Program for Transportation Access Studies of Central Business Districts (CBDs), Andrew Clark, MPO Staff:  Presentation, discussion, and vote to approve this work program, which will examine the transportation modes used by business patrons to access CBDs in the Boston region and inform the planning processes that address the changing demands for the use of curb lanes in the region’s CBDs; 10 minutes (posted)

9.      Work Plan for Regional Model Enhancements, Edward Bromage, MPO Staff: Presentation, discussion, and vote to approve this work plan to accomplish travel model development work in federal fiscal year (FFY) 2019; 10 minutes (posted)

10.   Action Item: Amendment One to the FFYs 2019-23 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), Ali Kleyman, MPO Staff: Presentation, discussion, and vote to release for public review Amendment One to the FFYs 2019-23 TIP; 10 minutes

11.   Action Item: Election of the Vice Chair of the MPO Board, Karl Quackenbush, Executive Director, Boston Region MPO: Discussion and vote to elect the vice chair of the MPO board; 10 minutes

12.   Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Needs Assessment, Goals, and Objectives, Anne McGahan, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of the “Draft Needs Assessment Summary and Recommendations” memorandum (posted) and the “Proposed Changes to the Existing Vision, Goals, and Objectives” memorandum (to be posted); 60 minutes

13.   FFYs 2020-24 TIP and FFY 2020 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Schedules, Ali Kleyman, MPO Staff: Presentation of key dates and materials for development of the TIP and UPWP documents; 10 minutes

14.   FFYs 2020-24 TIP and LRTP Universe of Projects, Ali Kleyman, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of the Universe of Projects for the TIP and LRTP; 20 minutes (posted)

15.   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.


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