Revised Agenda posted before 4:00 PM, June 18, 2019

Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting

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

June 20, 2019, 10:00 AM (Estimated duration: approximately 2 hours, expected ending at 12:00 PM)

Please note:              This meeting is proceeded by a meeting of the Administration and Finance Committee beginning at 9:00 AM in the Central Transportation Planning Staff’s (CTPS) large conference room, 10 Park Plaza, Suite 2150.

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

Meeting Agenda

1.      Introductions, 3 minutes  

2.      Public Comments, 10 minutes  

3.      Chair’s Report, 2 minutes  

4.      Committee Chairs’ Reports, 3 minutes

5.      Regional Transportation Advisory Council Report, 3 minutes

6.      Executive Director’s Report, 3 minutes

7.      Action Item: Approval of April 25, 2019, and May 2, 2019, MPO Meeting Minutes, 1 minute (posted)

8.      Action Item: CTPS’s State Fiscal Year 2020 Operating Budget, Paul Regan, Chair, MPO’s Administration and Finance Committee: Vote to approve, 10 minutes

9.      Action Item: MBTA 2020 Title VI Triennial Report, Bradley Putnam, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of this work scope to collect data and assess performance of MBTA services rendered to predominantly minority riders and predominantly nonminority riders, and to produce a report for the MBTA to meet its triennial Title VI reporting obligations to the Federal Transit Administration, 10 minutes (posted)  

10.   Action Item: Administrative Modification to the Federal Fiscal Years (FFYs) 2019–23 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), Matt Genova, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of this administrative change in TIP programming, 10 minutes

11.   Update on Rail Vision Project, Scott Hamwey, Massachusetts Department of Transportation Office of Transportation: Presentation and discussion of the Rail Vision Plan, 25 minutes

12.   Public Comments and Draft MPO Responses on the FFYs 2020–24 TIP, Matt Genova, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of the comments received on the draft FFYs 2020–24 TIP and draft MPO responses, 20 minutes (to be posted)

13.   Presentation of MPO Staff Research Project: Ferry Inventory Update, Tom Humphrey, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of this research effort, funded through the Staff-Generated Research budget in the Unified Planning Work Program; 20 minutes (posted)

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, 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.

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