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, November 30, 2020

Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting

December 3, 2020, 10:00 AM (Estimated duration: Approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes, expected ending at 12:40 PM)

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

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Meeting Agenda

1.      Introductions, 5 minutes  

2.      Chair’s Report, 5 minutes  

3.      Executive Director’s Report, 5 minutes

4.      Public Comments, 20 minutes  

5.      Committee Chairs’ Reports, 5 minutes

6.      Regional Transportation Advisory Council Report, 5 minutes

7.      Action Item: Approval of November 5, 2020, MPO Meeting Minutes, 10 minutes (posted)

8.      Action Item: Federal Fiscal Years (FFYs) 2021–25 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Adjustment One, Matt Genova, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of the proposed TIP adjustment and vote to endorse, 5 minutes (posted)

9.      Action Item: FFY 2021–25 TIP Amendment Two, Matt Genova, MPO Staff and Samantha Silverberg, MBTA Staff: Presentation and discussion of the proposed TIP amendment and vote to release it for a 21-day public review period, 40 minutes (to be posted)

10.   Presentation/Discussion: Innovations in Estimating Trip Generation Rates, Ariel Patterson and Sandy Johnston, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of this FFY 2020 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) study, 25 minutes (posted)

11.   Action Item: Work Scope, Trip Generation Rate Research, Drashti Joshi, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of the proposed work scope to understand the appropriateness of model trip generation rates to support the relationship between land use and trip activity, 10 minutes (posted)

12.   Action Item: Work Scope, Addressing Priority Corridors from the Long-Range Transportation Plan Needs Assessment for FFY 2021, Seth Asante, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of the proposed work program for studying one of the priority corridors identified in the Needs Assessment of the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and MPO vote to approve, 5 minutes (posted)

13.   Action Item: Work Scope, Addressing Safety, Mobility and Access on Subregional Priority Roadways for FFY 2021, Chen-Yuan Wang, MPO Staff: Presentation and discussion of the proposed work program to identify and evaluate roadway corridor segments in the Boston region that have not been identified in the Needs Assessment of the LRTP, 5 minutes (posted)

14.   Action Item: Work Scope, Regional Travel Demand Management Strategies Coordination, Sandy Johnston, MPO Staff: Presentation, discussion, and MPO approval of the work plan and budget for this FFY 2021 UPWP task, 10 minutes (posted)

15.   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)