Agenda posted before 4:00 PM, November 26, 2019

Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting

Transportation Board Room, 2nd Floor, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA

December 5, 2019, 10:00 AM (Approximate duration: 2 hours and 5 minutes, expected ending at 12:05 PM)

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

Meeting Agenda

1.      Introductions, 2 minutes

2.      Public Comments, 10 minutes  

3.      Chair’s Report, 2 minutes  

4.      Committee Chairs’ Reports, 2 minutes

5.      Regional Transportation Advisory Council Report, 2 minutes

6.      Executive Director’s Report, 5 minutes

7.      Action Item: Approval of November 7, 2019, MPO Meeting Minutes, 1 minute (to be posted)

8.      Action Item: Transportation Improvement Program Amendment One, Final Approval, Matt Genova, MPO staff: Presentation and discussion of the public comments received during the 21-day public comment period and final approval of the amendment, 15 minutes (to be posted)

9.      Action Item: Operating a Successful Community Shuttle, Andrew Clark, MPO staff: Presentation, discussion, and vote to approve the work scope to study successful community shuttle programs in the Boston region and elsewhere, and to develop a guidebook to inform the region's municipalities on strategies for developing and operating successful shuttle programs, 10 minutes (to be posted)

10.   Boston MPO Public Outreach Activities, Kate White, MPO staff: Update on the MPO’s public outreach program and a review of past and upcoming events, 20 minutes

11.   Future of the Curb, Andrew Clark, MPO staff: Presentation of results from a study undertaken to understand the changing demand on the curb lane and innovative ways that other cities are addressing this demand, 30 minutes (posted)

12.   Update on MBTA’s Rail Vision, Alexandra Markiewicz, MassDOT Office of Transportation Planning: Update and next steps on the MBTA’s Rail Vision project. Rail Vision will identify cost-effective strategies to transform the existing commuter rail system to support mobility and economic competitiveness in Greater Boston, 20 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.

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.