Revised agenda posted before 12:00 PM, March 23, 2020

Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Committee Meeting

Zoom Video Conferencing Platform:

March 26, 2020, Meeting Time 9:00 AM (Estimated duration: 45 minutes, expected ending at 9:45 AM)

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

Please note:      This meeting will be followed by a meeting of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) beginning at approximately 10:00 AM.

Meeting Agenda

1.      Introductions

2.      Public Comments  

3.      Action Item: Summary of February 27, 2020, meeting, Sandy Johnston, UPWP Manager: Approval of this meeting summary (posted)

4.      Action Item: Summary of March 5, 2020, meeting, Sandy Johnston, UPWP Manager: Approval of this meeting summary (posted)

5.      Amendment One to Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020 UPWP, Hiral Gandhi, Director of Operations and Finance: Introduction and committee discussion of an amendment to the current UPWP inserting a task to fund and execute the Central Transportation Planning Staff strategic planning effort in response to recommendations from the last federal certification review (posted)

6.      Update on FFY 2021 UPWP Study Selection Process, Sandy Johnston, UPWP Manager: Brief update on study concept ranking survey results and next steps in the process

7.      Members’ Items: Reports and notices by MPO members, including regional concerns and local community issues

8.      Next Meeting: The following UPWP Committee meeting is expected to be held in April. Date to be announced.


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)

Posted materials are available via the MPO’s meeting calendar webpage at