Agenda posted before 5:00 PM, December 13, 2018


Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting

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

December 20, 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, 3 minutes

2.      Public Comments, 5 minutes

3.      Chair’s Report, 2 minutes 

4.      Committee Chairs’ Reports, 2 minutes

5.      Regional Transportation Advisory Council Report, 4 minutes

6.      Executive Director’s Report, 2 minutes

7.      Action Item: Approval of November 8, 2018, MPO Meeting Minutes, 2 minutes (to be posted)

8.      Action Item: Work Program for Freight Planning Support: FFY 2019, Bill Kuttner, MPO Staff: Presentation, discussion, and vote to approve this work program, which will provide continued support to the MPO’s freight planning efforts and will include the development of a truck travel profile for Rutherford Avenue; 10 minutes (posted)

9.      Action Item: Amendment One to the FFYs 2019-23 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), Ali Kleyman, MPO Staff: Overview of Amendment One to the federal fiscal years (FFYs) 2019-23 TIP; presentation and discussion of comments received during the public review period and vote to approve the amendment; 20 minutes (posted)

10.   Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), Universe of Projects and Status Updates from Project Proponents, Anne McGahan, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of the LRTP universe of regionally significant roadway and transit projects, followed by project status updates by MassDOT and municipal representatives for projects programmed in the current LRTP (Charting Progress to 2040) and not yet programmed in the TIP; 45 minutes (posted)

11.   FFY 2018 Priority Corridors for the LRTP Needs Assessment, Seth Asante, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of this FFY 2018 UPWP-funded study that analyzed the safety, mobility, and operations of the Route 138 Corridor in Milton; 20 minutes (posted)

12.   Community Transportation Funding Program, Sandy Johnston, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of the initial project list and final memorandum for this study to develop the Community Transportation Funding Program in the TIP; 20 minutes (to be posted)

13.   Review of Guide to Implementing Transit Signal Priority in the Boston Region, Andrew Clark, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of this FFY 2018 UPWP-funded study that reviewed transit signal priority (TSP) implementations in the Boston region and developed a guidebook for use in planning and evaluating potential TSP treatments; 20 minutes (to be posted)

14.   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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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.