NOTE: If you require any accommodations in order to participate or experience technical difficulties during the meeting, please contact Rσisνn Foley, MPO Staff, at or 857.702.3704.



Agenda posted before 4:00 PM, July 30, 2020


Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting

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August 6, 2020, 10:00 AM (Estimated duration: Approximately 2 hours, expected ending at 12:00 PM)

Please note:      This meeting will be preceded by a meeting of the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Committee beginning at 9:00 AM.

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

Meeting Agenda

1.      Introductions, 2 minutes  

2.      Chair’s Report, 2 minutes  

3.      Executive Director’s Report, 5 minutes

4.      Public Comments, 10 minutes  

5.      Committee Chairs’ Reports, 2 minutes

6.      Regional Transportation Advisory Council Report, 2 minutes

7.      Action Item: Work Scope, Silver Line Extension, Bruce Kaplan, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of this work scope to assess the feasibility, utility, and cost of various alignment and service frequency options of an extension of the Silver Line from Chelsea to North Station via Everett and Cambridge, 5 minutes (posted)

8.      Action Item: Work Scope, MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) Planning Assistance, Jonathan Belcher, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of this work scope to evaluate the potential for Sunday fixed-route service in the MWRTA service region, 5 minutes (posted)



9.      Action Item: Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020 UPWP Amendment Two, Sandy Johnston, MPO Staff: Presentation, discussion, and vote to endorse, 10 minutes (posted)

10.   Action Item: FFY 2020 UPWP Amendment Three, Sandy Johnston, MPO Staff: Presentation, discussion, and vote to release for a 30-day public comment period, 10 minutes (posted)

11.   Action Item: FFYs 2020–24 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment Seven, Matt Genova, MPO Staff: Presentation, discussion, and vote to endorse, 10 minutes (posted)

12.   Discussion: Successful Shuttles, Bradley Putnam, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of a guidebook on operating a successful community shuttle program in the Boston region, 20 minutes (posted)

13.   Discussion: TIP Project Selection Criteria—Initial Proposed Economic Vitality Criteria Revisions, Matt Genova, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of proposed revisions to the Economic Vitality goal area of the TIP criteria, 20 minutes

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.

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 Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) operates its programs, services, and activities in compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and related statutes and regulations. Title VI prohibits discrimination in federally assisted programs and requires that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin (including limited English proficiency), be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity that receives federal assistance. Related federal nondiscrimination laws administered by the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, or both, prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, sex, and disability. The Boston Region MPO considers these protected populations in its Title VI Programs, consistent with federal interpretation and administration. In addition, the Boston Region MPO provides meaningful access to its programs, services, and activities to individuals with limited English proficiency, in compliance with U.S. Department of Transportation policy and guidance on federal Executive Order 13166.

The Boston Region MPO also complies with the Massachusetts Public Accommodation Law, M.G.L. c 272 sections 92a, 98, 98a, which prohibits making any distinction, discrimination, or restriction in admission to, or treatment in a place of public accommodation based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or ancestry. Likewise, the Boston Region MPO complies with the Governor's Executive Order 526, section 4, which requires that all programs, activities, and services provided, performed, licensed, chartered, funded, regulated, or contracted for by the state shall be conducted without unlawful discrimination 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.

A complaint form and additional information can be obtained by contacting the MPO or at To request this information in a different language or in an accessible format, please contact

Title VI Specialist, Boston Region MPO, 10 Park Plaza, Suite 2150, Boston, MA 02116,, 857.702.3700 (voice), 617.570.9193 (TTY)