Agenda posted before 4:00 PM, November 29, 2018




Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting

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

December 6, 2018, 10:00 AM
(Estimated duration: 2 hours and 25 minutes, expected ending at 12:25 PM)

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

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

Meeting Agenda

1.      Introductions, 2 minutes

2.      Public Comments, 5 minutes

3.      Chair’s Report, 2 minutes 

4.      Committee Chairs’ Reports, 2 minutes

5.      Regional Transportation Advisory Council Report, 3 minutes

6.      Executive Director’s Report, 10 minutes

7.      Action Item: Approval of October 18, 2018, MPO Meeting Minutes, 1 minute (to be posted)

8.      Action Item: Work Program for AFC 2.0 Equity Analysis, Steven Andrews, MPO Staff:  Presentation, discussion, and vote to approve this work program, which will examine the potential equity impacts of the implementation of the MBTA’s new fare collection system that is in development; 10 minutes (posted)

9.      Community Transportation Funding Program, Sandy Johnston, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of draft project evaluation criteria and update on the proposed draft framework for administering the Community Transportation Funding Program in the Transportation Improvement Program; 30 minutes (posted)

10.   Safety and Operations at Selected Intersections, Seth Asante, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of this federal fiscal year (FFY) 2018 UPWP-funded study that analyzed the safety and operations of selected intersections in Bellingham and Wenham; 25 minutes (posted)

11.   Addressing Safety, Mobility, and Access on Subregional Priority Roadways, Chen-Yuan Wang, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of this FFY 2018 UPWP-funded study that identified and analyzed the safety, mobility, and access problems of selected roadway corridors in the Medford Square area and proposed short-, medium-, and long-term improvements for the corridors; 25 minutes (posted)

12.   Update on Demographic Projections and MetroCommon 2050, Sarah Philbrick, Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC): Presentation and discussion on demographic projections for use in the MPO’s long-range transportation plan, Destination 2040, and discussion of the status of MAPC’s long-range regional plan, MetroCommon 2050; 25 minutes

13.   Comparing Large-Scale Transportation Mitigation Programs, Bill Kuttner, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of this FFY 2018 UPWP-funded study that reviewed and analyzed the mitigation programs associated with 16 development projects in the Boston region; 25 minutes (posted)

14.   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.


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.