Agenda posted before 4:00 PM, May 29, 2019

Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting

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

May 30, 2019, 10:00 AM (Estimated duration: 2 hours and 50 minutes, expected ending at 12:50 PM)

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

Meeting Agenda

1.      Introductions, 4 minutes  

2.      Public Comments, 20 minutes  

3.      Chair’s Report, 5 minutes  

4.      Committee Chairs’ Reports, 5 minutes

5.      Regional Transportation Advisory Council Report, 5 minutes

6.      Executive Director’s Report, 5 minutes

7.      United States Department of Transportation’s Certification Planning Review Update, Leah Sirmin, Federal Transit Administration, and Nelson Hoffman, Federal Highway Administration: Presentation and discussion of the certification review findings, process, and required follow-up, 20 minutes

8.      Action Item: Approval of April 25, 2019, MPO Meeting Minutes, 1 minute (to be posted)

9.      Action Item: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2020 National Transit Database, Bradley Putnam, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of this work scope to develop estimates of passenger-miles traveled and unlinked trips for various MBTA modes, 10 minutes (posted)

10.   Action Item: Federal Fiscal Years (FFYs) 2019–23 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment Three, Matt Genova, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of FFYs 2019–23 TIP Amendment Three and vote to endorse, 10 minutes (to be posted)

11.   Action Item: FFYs 2020–24 TIP, Matt Genova, MPO Staff: Review and discussion of the Draft FFYs 2020–24 TIP, comments received during the 21-day public review period for the document, and draft MPO responses, and anticipated vote to endorse the Draft TIP; 10 minutes (posted)

12.   Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Project Selection, Anne McGahan, MPO Staff: Discussion of programming scenarios for Destination 2040 and consensus on projects and programs for the LRTP, 60 minutes

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.

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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Cape Ann Transportation Authority, and MetroWest Regional Transit Authority, which are Federal Transit Administration 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.